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 Post subject: Re: Fairing from Hong Kong
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:42 pm 
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RuZty wrote:
It wouldn't surprise me if the place producing these aftermarket fairings bought the original tooling after the factory had no use for it. Modifying the mold to make a thinner part might not be a big deal depending on the shape and cavity configuration.



I don't think they are from the original moulds Russ. If they were they would have the correct mounting tabs rather than the straight tabs that appear to be applied after they are pulled from the mould.


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I would agree with you there, I took from your comment about fit that the shape would be same as original, and assumed they likely used the original tooling. There's a lot of dollars into making a mold for an injection press and I doubt you could make enough money selling RZ500 fairings to make it economically viable. It is also possible that they acquired original tooling but adapted the outer cavity to a sheet molding process, hence the shape being good but tabs being added on. Or I could be out in left field on all counts and they are doing something entirely different. :???:


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The fit is quite good and when mounted it is hard to tell original from reproduction. The Chinese tabs are different, but the Yamaha tabs were never very good to start with, so in the end it really doesn't matter. Most Yamaha fairings have been abused and repairs are typically pretty awful. Unless you are after 100% originality the Chinese stuff works just fine.

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They look like the originals but they are different. You cannot mix and match these with originals, they wont fit together.
The china fairings are light and strong enough. I only had to move one mount on the rear left panel maybe 1/8 th inch for fitment. You do have to come up with your own hardware. I used 5mm clipnuts and screws.

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I think you can get away with using just the upper fairing or the solo cowl, but the hole locations on the rest can make it challenging to match to originals.

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I purchased a china kit for my NS400R in HRC colors yesterday, and I asked to ship it without decals and no clearcoat. I want the have the decals added separately instead so I can locate them assuming they look right. If not, I get the right decals myself.
Do they use a dual layer paint ( base coat and clearcoat) or would the paint be matte and dull without clear? Shall I better order WITH a clearcoat, but no decals underneath, and apply the decals on the clearcoat?

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Better choose ur own clear coat then u re sure it s uv proof

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The clear coat on the China fairings is very thin. All decals are under clear coat, but I was able to remove them very easily by picking at one corner and pulling with very little effort. That left holes where the clear coat was and dull paint exposed, so yes Wolfgangh, a 2 step paint system.

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