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Since many people from here own a CBR (weird right ? :p ) and buy chinese fairings, i thought that you would find it helpful about one more review about chinese fairings.

After a research a did on the web where to buy my fairings from, i ended up
with Motofans. In our forum i read some good but also some bad stories. So
i thought of risking it. The plan was to get the Playboy fairings but with
some custom touches.

So what was included in the order:
1) Playboy fairing
2) Smoked windshield
3) Solo seat
4) Tail light.

The price is unbeatable. All that for about 500$.

1. Shipping.

After several emails i exchanged with the guys from Motofans, they replied to me that they could do those modifications i wanted. So i did order. I must admit that the shipping was pretty fast. I had the package within 2+ weeks. Everything came inside in a big box covered with protective nylon.




2. Building


So it was about time to start putting the pieces together.

i) Tail

The tail was one of the only parts that just popped in like a charm. No defects there and the fitment on that one was perfect.




ii) Front fairing + Windshield

So here the fun starts. The front fairing was placed fine on the bike. The problem is that the windshield would not fit at all. Here is what it looked like after the modification




iii) Tank

The tank was the first big trouble. I had to make the holes a bit bigger so that the screws will fit on the frame. Even with this modification a friend of mine was needed to be finally able to fit this thing. Someone had to pull while the second was trying to align the holes.

Furthermore the tank color is just a tone (almost unnoticable) tone darker. More cream white, than pearl white i would say.




iv) Side fairings

This was the part i really afraid of. I read stories about this, saw pictures and would be a matter of hit and miss. I even wrote an email to them if there is away to avoid it as i would not accept it. Well after mounting the side fairings, i got disappointed. This is what it looked like from the front side.




And this is what it looked like from the top side. Not even a chance fitting them together and to make them stay there.




And this is what happened to the paint while trying to fit the fairing to the tank. A small piece of paint just fell off.





More on the next post. :ciao:
 

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3. Modifying

i) So... the trimming started with the windshield.



After this, the result looked as the one you've seen above.


ii) With the side fairings, this was a headache. I tried to think of ways i could fit both the front side but also the upper side where the fairings fit with the tank. Finally i ended up with the most secure way even though i had to make some holes on the fairings. At least i could be sure that i won't lose the fairings while driving.

So i bought those inox brackets and bended them a bit.


Then made some holes both on the side fairings and the tank.


Furthermore placed the metal parts behind the tank and side fairing and put some screws to keep both the right but also the left side fairing together with the tank. Here i have to add something that is not seen on the image. I had to put (iron-glue them, i dont know the english term, sorry :) ) some nuts on the metal plates in order to be able to screw the bolts.


Finally the last part was the worse. Although adding the screws on the tank reduce the front gap, there was still some. On the motorcycle frame are located (one on each side) the holes where the fairings lock on. I bended them a bit in order to hold finally also the side fairing with the front.


After finishing with the whole modifications i added some personal touch also on the bike. Some vinyl-carbon sticker.


The final results looks like this.
-I removed all the advert stickers
-Converted the side fairings from black to white. With a few words inverted the colors.
-Added extra lines that extend from the tank and end almost on the front
-Added extra gold and black lines on the lower parts to fit with the tank.



More on the last post :ciao:
 

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Only people that will notice the gaps are folks with RRs and you. Looks good. :)
 

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those looks good. paint just flaked of huh? mine's peeling. everytime i wash it i have to scrub more top coat off, it's flat black so it does'nt look bad once it's off but it looks like a lizard shedding it's skin at the moment. as for the fitment. mine turned out the same. i used cable tie mounts on the insides of the fairings to zip-tie the seams together.
 

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4. Conclusion

The long story

1) Quality of ABS
As you may expect, and i was also aware of this, the quality is lower than the OEM. Still i can say that the are pretty fine for the money you pay.

2) Paint
Ok here we have the first big issue. The paint is average. The upper layer (varnish i think its called, sorry for that) is pretty soft and can be leave marks really easily.

Furthermore the paint can crack on the edges without trying much. As you saw also on my image. So where i did some trimming or holes, i had to add glue to stop the paint of crack even further. I was expecting a bit better of the paint quality.

3) Custom schema.
Alright, this was the big surprise. Although all i did is to send them some simple images with what i want to be done on the fairing they finally did here
a GREAT job !!! The result was 99% close to what i requested. I can't complain about this. Well done !

4) Fitting.
You saw above how it looked. I wasn't expecting a 100% fit. But at least something decent. Those fairing would not stay in place for sure while driving with 50mph. The fitting was also average. To talk about "money", the whole fairing fitting process "cost" me about 15-20 hours. Plus some screws, modification on the inox parts, glue etc.

5)Service
The service was great. They responded within 1-2 days on all my emails.
To be more specific. I straight reported my fitting problems to them.
They could not send me a second pair that would give me some better results but we finally ended up with a solution that was fine for both sides. Furthermore they have send me by mistake the wrong tail light. This was also not a problem as they people found the solution for me.

In brief
Indeed some parts were better than expected, while some other worse. The good part in the whole story is that they have a strong service support and they were willing to help. I truly appreciate this. Unfortunately the fairing kit was not easy to place as 1,2,3 but with further work and modifications i could reach some decent results which i am finally satisfied with.

I hope that they will maintain the good service but also increase their build quality. So if anyone things to buy from Motofans, feel comfortable to do so and keep in touch with them for every small detail. But also be prepared for some modifications.

Overall, from 1 to 10 (10 as perfect)

Shipping: 9
Abs quality: 8
Paint: 7
Custom paint approach: 9
Fitting: 6
Service: 9

I would can say that the good sides overcome the bad ones. So my feedback is positive.

Thank you for reading.
 

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Only people that will notice the gaps are folks with RRs and you. Looks good. :)
At the moment except of one small gap of 2-3 mm on the drivers seat, there is no other one to notice. So finally the modification went well.

Indeed the only one who will know that those screws on the tank are not OEM is just me and the RR guys :)

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those looks good. paint just flaked of huh? mine's peeling. everytime i wash it i have to scrub more top coat off, it's flat black so it does'nt look bad once it's off but it looks like a lizard shedding it's skin at the moment. as for the fitment. mine turned out the same. i used cable tie mounts on the insides of the fairings to zip-tie the seams together.
It seems we have exactly the same issues. I thought about the zip-tie idea, but i thought the bolts would look better.


PS. It would be nice if a moderator could put all 3 posts together. Thank you.
 

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Looks good bro, seems like it took a lot of stress though,

I just bit the bullet on an 06, so hopefully I can use some of your tips, hoping I dont have to,


came together nicely though with your hard work!!! GOOD SHOW!!!
 

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hey o.p., where did you get the grips to go on the trim pieces below the tank? i have short legs so my knees are never wrapped around my tank. those may be the ticket.
Frankly talking i can't understand to what you are referring to. Do you mean the stripes below the tank ? If yes those are just a part of the Stomp tank pads. I have not added the other pads yet.
 

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Great review! Sucks that You had to put out extra hours doing their work.

I'm still confused why they always advertised as "perfect fit" with new molding this and molding that but never came close. This is the reason why I still haven't bought a replacement fairing from them.
 

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iv) Side fairings

This was the part i really afraid of. I read stories about this, saw pictures and would be a matter of hit and miss. I even wrote an email to them if there is away to avoid it as i would not accept it. Well after mounting the side fairings, i got disappointed. This is what it looked like from the front side.

For future reference, or those who are putting this kit on their ride, if you attach the mids to the nose FIRST, you do not end up with these gaps.

As well, with the right amount of pressure the mids and the tank meet up with no modification and do stay there. They may be slight variances with each piece being made, but the set I mounted up about a month ago fit perfect.

End result does look good though.
 

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Great review. It sucks you had to do a bit of modding to make it fit, but overall it came out quite nice.
 

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nice... very nice! I like the bolts. I have zipties on my stock ones now but you have given me a great idea.

I would do an undertail/license plate mod now to clean it up Great job!
 

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For future reference, or those who are putting this kit on their ride, if you attach the mids to the nose FIRST, you do not end up with these gaps.

As well, with the right amount of pressure the mids and the tank meet up with no modification and do stay there. They may be slight variances with each piece being made, but the set I mounted up about a month ago fit perfect.

End result does look good though.
This did not work. Believe me i tried it before starting to drill. When i was attaching the fronts the back side needed about half a cm to fit. Just the left side got in, but just with a little touch the clips of the side fairing were getting off the tank again.

At least they are now safe and secure there and did not move an inch.

Thank you for the positive comments :)
 

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nice review bro! :thumbup:
sorry to hear about the extra work on these, i hate when i need to mod something that shouldn't have needed it - but all in all your bike/fairings look dope!!!
 

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Is the extra work worth the savings? To me it would be. I love working on the bikes. For people not willing to do the extra work, just spend the extra money.
 

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My buddy bought the same kit and he ran into some fitment issues also. Nothing as crazy as yours, but he did have the sides popping out right where they meet the tank. Needless to say he is now back to his stock fairings.
 
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