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Alright, not sure if I mentioned it but this set came with the black plastic trim pieces too. So, I was about to finish tonight but realized that my solution for insulation wasn't going to work. Nonetheless, the fit, including all the black plastic trim is perfect. All in all I'd say I'm quite surprised at the high quality of this kit. Does anyone have ideas for insulation? I'm going to do some searching right now.

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Member Wodge suggested this, Dynamat 11905 Hoodliner 32in X54in X3/4in - Walmart.com
imagine that at wally world even

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don't use dynamat. It is a HEAVY sound dampening product. I used it extensively in cars years ago when I liked loud music.. well, I still do but not to the point I need dynamat to keep my car from sounding like a tin can being dragged down a dirt road.

You want something more like this. Much lighter and the metalized surface reflects radiant heat instead of absorbing it like dynamat does.

Thermo-Tec 13575 Heat Insulator Dimensions, One Year Limited Thermo-Tec Warranty - JCWhitney
 

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Oh yeah, the ones I ordered came with the dash trim panels as well. Those pieces are top notch and rival OEM.
 

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Okay, after too much searching for OEM-like insulation, I settled on this. I wanted open cell foam facing the engine, like OEM, for that little bit of sound deadening and because, well, Honda did it that way. Thought it might keep a little more of those higher frequency engine sounds deadened a bit. However, whatever I found was too expensive compared to that above and once I thought about it, I never hear the engine run without ear plugs for more than a couple minutes. I'm deliberate and always "want to get it right" so I'm far from quick, but this project has taken MUCH longer than I expected.

For the rest of you, do yourself a favor and have the insulation and adhesive ready to go on install day. Also, I was HUGELY slowed down by getting the headlight mounted in the new nose cone. Kind of hard to explain but the clips that receive the screws, after I moved them over, were no longer perfectly U-shaped (only because I didn't think it was that critical). So when I pressed the light assembly against the clips, the back side that holds the nut was at an angle and I couldn't get the screw started. Stuff that's all so damned obvious AFTER the fact. Also, made far more difficult by how awkward it is to both hold the light, the cone, and the tools.
 

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headlight mounted in the new nose cone. Kind of hard to explain but the clips that receive the screws, after I moved them over, were no longer perfectly U-shaped (only because I didn't think it was that critical). So when I pressed the light assembly against the clips, the back side that holds the nut was at an angle and I couldn't get the screw started. Stuff that's all so damned obvious AFTER the fact. Also, made far more difficult by how awkward it is to both hold the light, the cone, and the tools.

Welcome to the service world Dave,,,,

just the same ol day to day thing for a service tech.
observation and pay shunts, is one key
the other key is a lot of swearing!:)

Dave I see U purchased the red with a bit of Black on the bottom of the two side panels. NICE
tell U what that Black on the bottom makes it look extreamly Fast:cycle:

think I'm going to get the Black with gold lettering....well someday....may just can spray paint up mine till then,
recon them gouges and scrapings tends to give her character.

Stex, out
 

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Indeed - I've been working on minibikes, lawnmowers, cars or motorcycles (my own, that is) for 30 years now and I'm still surprised when I... get surprised at how slow the going gets. Man, I think the only thing I haven't done to a car is mess with the internals of a transmission.

Yes, check my avatar. From the side that paint job looks sick to me, but I didn't want to have to repaint the tank. But I gotta tell you, as I was searching for fairings on ebay, when I saw these with black on the bottom, I actually was so fired up I got I got butterflies. I had never even looked at repainting the bike or getting fairings since I assumed it would cost well over a grand and there was nothing wrong with what I had. But man alive do I think that black on the bottom looks good.
 

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Why not just buy the oem heat shield, I replaced all mine this year and they are not too expensive from partzilla.
 

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Well, if I had known a set would be $76 delivered (just checked) I would have considered it, but I think paying $33 and having that stuff delivered the next day is looking pretty good right now.
 

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Just wanted to follow-up real quick. I think you're safe with this seller: they are clearly injection molded and every part fit very nicely. Be aware of the paint still being a little soft as I have a couple nicks from being careless. I couldn't possibly be happier with what I consider an upgraded paint job (the lower half of the fairings being black, the really deep rich color, and the all chrome stickers) for just $410 delivered!
 

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Thanks Dave, sounds good.

I'm looking at the all Black with gold,



liked Black with red but to much swarling sh t on the cowling.



For now recon I'll just spray paint in the groves, scrapes,holes and all, no filler.

This bike is not the same with out the full fairings as wind flow around the machine and your body......SUCKS!

Rather than buying the fairings, for now I think I will have the rear shock rebuilt or something.
I like looking good, but that Dang new seat!:guns:

STex, out
 

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I just recently got a set of maybe the same after market fairing they look killer paint job is perfect and had no problems installing them....the reason for replacing fairing was hit a deer at about 45 mph and stupid deer wiped out both sides front finder and nose cone...but now bike looks brand new
Come on now jt,
How bout some of them pictures of your machine?

don't know if I would want to hunt deer that way,,,,but glade your OK! sorry, sick humor

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pictures Dude!,,,, pixes!
 

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Ya I usually use a rifle for deer hunting but had not even a sec. Before hitting this one...had my girl on back and she fell off broke 5 ribs and some road rash...I stayed on bike not a very good feeling when she fell off...but we all better and back on bike...I will for sure post pics tomorrow...
 

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Ya I usually use a rifle for deer hunting but had not even a sec. Before hitting this one...had my girl on back and she fell off broke 5 ribs and some road rash...I stayed on bike not a very good feeling when she fell off...but we all better and back on bike...I will for sure post pics tomorrow...
Oh Man!
I'm thankful for the healing for the both of you.

Even more U said this "but we all better and back":thumb:

Dude,
All The Gear All The Time!
I had a session around the end of October myself,,,,had most gear on, but not all.
the ass-fault has No forgiveness:cycle: sorry,,, your reply took be back some and was reflecting.

Even more glad your healed!,,,up and riding again.

STex, out
 

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It seems I got the dud set, PITA to fit, But I have them on now,
 

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Question - If these body kits are painted this well, fit well and their molds are made from the original parts, then how in the world could you tell if a bike has original parts or not?
 

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Near impossible unless you remove the Fairings,
 

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Anybody know what type of paint is used? Just wondering if the paint will hold up over time like the stock paint. They sure look nice in the photos. For the price it's great to be able to get replacement body parts without costing an arm and a leg.
 

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Anybody know what type of paint is used? Just wondering if the paint will hold up over time like the stock paint. They sure look nice in the photos. For the price it's great to be able to get replacement body parts without costing an arm and a leg.
Nope, I use Zaino car wax and keep it out of the sun so I'm sure it will last just fine. Like Deadman said, you'd have to take off the fairings and secondly, since I don't buy bikes to collect them I wouldn't care.
 
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