The making of a OEM Grade Motorcycle Fairing
You see motorcycle fairing options listed all over the internet. OEM grade motorcycle fairings from the manufacture can $2,000 to $4,000 for your average sports bike (Ninja, CBR etc). But, keep in mind the same exact manufacturing process is used (injection molding) in after market ABS motorcycle fairings.
Motorcycle Fairings, Let's step back for a minute
When I say, 'the same exact manufacturing methods', I talking about motorcycles fairings from Kings Motorcycle Fairings. Most of the fairings you see on ebay and around the web are PVC based, low grade compressed fairing kits. Even some of the ABS injection model aftermarket motorcycle fairing kits are questionable at best. You will noticed kits with a flashy paint job going for about $250 to $400. In that price range I can assure you installation headaches and fitment issues.
You don't have to pay OEM prices to get OEM quality and perfect fitment. When shopping ask the following questions:
Do you use virgin/ high quality ABS plastics?
Are these truly injection mold abs fairings or compressed fairings (compressed fairings will always need manual fitment fixes
- What is your paint process?
- How do you packing and ship them (broken fairing pieces because of poor packaging is typical)?
- Do you provide bolts?
- Do you provide a wind screen?
- Is the motorcycle fairing windscreen compressed or molded?
- Do you provide wind screen bolts?
All of these are important questions. You don't want to be without the correct OEM motorcycle fairing bolts, a good windscreen (compressed or injection molded) and windscreen bolts.
Do yourself a favor. When shopping for ABS motorcycle fairings skip ebay. You just don't know what your getting on ebay. Do your research. Ask around on social media and get example pictures from forums from people who have purchased them from online retailers. It will save you a lot of time and headaches.