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post #31 of 119 Old 03-07-2018, 12:04 PM
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Matt black looks grey-ish under bright lights...good luck though they look great in the pics

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Who did you get the fairing kit from Scott?

I've been trying to justify getting a set for my 12, or just repainting the oem set. Would like to have a second set though.

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I have a set of Chinese aftermarket plastics on my bike, and they look great. I can almost guarantee they will need some touch-up here and there - mostly on the edges/corners because they package them before the paint is fully cured... but the touch up work is well worth the $$$ savings. Also, the vendor I used didn't spray the inside of the plastics - which was an issue for me since there are so many places where the inside is visible - So I ordered some matching paint and sprayed the insides too.

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post #34 of 119 Old 03-07-2018, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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these ones are from here http://stores.ebay.ca/topfairing/
hoping they turn out ok. i would want to paint the insides as well if its not done

Estimated delivery Wed, Apr 04 - Thu, Apr 19




I got these to go with them
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/ZX-12R-Ninja...EAAOSwyXNaFEwW

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 263.1 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos

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I got a set of Chinese plastics for Tims bike years ago, fit well and still look good. They are thinner and like Connman said need some detail work done, but very cost effective compared to OEM.

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Thanks Scott, I had seen somewhere a company in California, I think, that claims their kits are virtually exact copies of oem, and not requiring any further drilling or alterations for fitting, just can't find them again online!

Connman & Texlurch, looks like that is the likely outcome with most of these kits - a bit of persuasion to make them fit.

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nothing much to report other than the fairings were painted last week and have shipped as of yesterday. expected delivery date range hasnt changed. I would have run the bike on the dyno at work, but been busy building a drag bike for my dad. hes supposed to come for a visit with hopes of taking it home with him completed after a week or 2. i may have to start a thread for that bike soon.

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 263.1 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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Plastics showed up today and unfortunately they are actually matte black not charcoal like I was hoping lol.
I've only pulled out the tail so far but it looks good. Threaded holes for the key latch, has the little nubs at the front that push into the rubbers. Appears to be well made but i haven't tried fitting it. Hopefilly I'm happy with the rest. If there are paint flaws I may paint it charcoal like I was hoping to get.
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01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 263.1 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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so a bit of a disappointment, the side panels are 02+ with the extra vents and the fender is the smaller 02+ style as well. Im going to contact them to see if they sent the wrong parts, or if they just do one set of body work with interchangeable uppers. the upper is correct for the 00-01 headlights.

also while not a deal breaker, the inner panels are just shiny black plastic, as are the ram air covers and air scoop. i kinda like the scoop and ram air covers black, but the inners not matching the matte black bugs me.(more reasons to paint it all charcoal) i had the tank cover and tail mounted before i had the sides pulled out and unwrapped. i wont fit the sides until i hear back about them. im likely stuck with them, but as a bonus, the sides have a foam/foil heat shield installed, and i may add a little bit extra around the exhaust. the tank cover fit nicely, i just had to open up 2 holes for the wellnuts on the front of the ashtray. the rest fit nicely. the tail fits nicely too, although im currently missing the rubber grommets, the holes appear to be lined up for the bolts. vastly superior to fitting the ebay fiberglass body work i tried earlier.

a dark tint small double bubble windscreen (a bit higher than oem but not as tall as a lot of DBs) was included and looks pretty decent.

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 263.1 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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Awesome rebuilding effort scott.....am sure Skip is smiling down..may his soul rest in peace....

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so after several complaints with the seller as the plastics were not as shown in the pics/description, they have offered to give me back $100 and claim to be loosing money on the transaction to try an keep me happy. ill run the these for now and try to get proper A model plastics for it later on. i may get to it sunday as i still have lots to do on dads drag bike. be nice to have skip ready to hit the road soon even if i do have to save up for insurance lol

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 263.1 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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They have updated their pics to show the mixed up panels in the matte black
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01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 263.1 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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This is turning out very interesting. I want to say it kicks A but rules are rules. Fork it, it kicks ass.

I have eyeballing all threads with regards to aftermarket fairings. Appreciate the info. I'm tempted. Speaking of insurance. I just got my renewal. It's not comprehensive but it's more than I would have had if I got this bike when it first came out.

Good luck with the remainder of the build. I would of like to have met Skip.
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This is turning out very interesting. I want to say it kicks A but rules are rules. Fork it, it kicks ass.

I have eyeballing all threads with regards to aftermarket fairings. Appreciate the info. I'm tempted. Speaking of insurance. I just got my renewal. It's not comprehensive but it's more than I would have had if I got this bike when it first came out.

Good luck with the remainder of the build. I would of like to have met Skip.
You need to shop around... I pay $25 a month for full coverage on 3 bikes......

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You need to shop around... I pay $25 a month for full coverage on 3 bikes......
That is unreal. While I don't have full comp it does include roadside. I could probably get a better deal thru the homeowners ins, haven't checked. Perhaps I'll look into it. Thanks.

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