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What are you guys using for race plastics out there? Have only seen Catalyst Composites and Hotbodies on line. How is the fit, does it take a lot of messing with or modding to get them on?

Sorry if this has already been hashed out, looked but didn't really see much.
 

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There has been lots of talk about these 2 as well as some imported stuff from Japan. The Japan stuff has more pieces, not just upper lower, but removable smaller pieces, which is not my bag. The Catalyst and hotbodies are both great sets. The catalyst is a little smoother and rounded in the details, the Hotbodies is a little more crisp, so whichever style you like. The fit and finish are excellent with both. I live in San Diego so Hotbodies is local to me I've worked with them for a few years on little projects. After Catalyst and Hotbodies both released their sets and I rode the bike with the basic bodywork and stock seat, I helped Hotbodies design a separate piece that is a tank cover and incorporates a taller seat than stock for track riding/racing. When combined with lower clipons and higher rearsets, it really transforms the feel of the bike from a beginner street bike to a supersport race bike by completely changing the riding eronomics. So I use and sell the Hotbodies simpy because of the race seat, it makes all the difference.


edit: Also, I have a friend who raced an R25 for Factory Yamaha in Asia last year and they also run a taller race seat very similar to the Hotbodies one.

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Thanks for the info. Did a bit more searching and saw that people had talked about this a bit. Think I will try the Hotbodies, I like the sharper lines and taller seat (I'm 6'2") and it the bike will be for track days only. Thanks again
 

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edit: Also, I have a friend who raced an R25 for Factory Yamaha in Asia last year and they also run a taller race seat very similar to the Hotbodies one.

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Jesse



Those factory Yamaha Asia ones are what i'm getting because they are supplied to Aussie teams.


 

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Thanks for the info. Did a bit more searching and saw that people had talked about this a bit. Think I will try the Hotbodies, I like the sharper lines and taller seat (I'm 6'2") and it the bike will be for track days only. Thanks again
Sounds good. If you haven't ordered already, I would appreciate the business if you ordered it from my website, I offer a bit of a discount over ordering it direct from Hotbodies. I also make the precut seat foam that you will need, I don't believe anyone else offers this.
www.yamahar3racing.com

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Sounds good. If you haven't ordered already, I would appreciate the business if you ordered it from my website, I offer a bit of a discount over ordering it direct from Hotbodies. I also make the precut seat foam that you will need, I don't believe anyone else offers this.
www.yamahar3racing.com

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I actually have ordered a number of things from your site, should be receiving some stuff next week! You've got the best prices I've seen on and shipping and service are great, not to mention all the good walk throughs you've got on there, thanks and keep it up. Will definitely be going through you when I do get the body work.
 

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I actually have ordered a number of things from your site, should be receiving some stuff next week! You've got the best prices I've seen on and shipping and service are great, not to mention all the good walk throughs you've got on there, thanks and keep it up. Will definitely be going through you when I do get the body work.
Awesome, JJones, got it :) I never get a chance to match up screen names with real names. Thank you for your support, I'm glad you like the site!

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What are you guys using for race plastics out there? Have only seen Catalyst Composites and Hotbodies on line. How is the fit, does it take a lot of messing with or modding to get them on?

Sorry if this has already been hashed out, looked but didn't really see much.[/QUOTE]

Links to other threads:
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-r3-appearance-body/6057-race-bodywork.html
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-...-wait-hotbodies-armour-bodies-sharkskinz.html
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-...expensive-race-bodywork-set-298-shipping.html
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-...hotbodies-color-match-bodywork-installed.html


Flexiglass is in production and may be available, I'd have to call Trevor and see - Hotbodies, Catalyst Composites, Saitaniya, and others are available.
 

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Trevor @ flexi-glass is making a mold for his R3 set as we speak. He should be done by the end of this april, latest will be mid may (because I will need my bike back for my new racer course!)
 

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I went with the CRC Race fairing kit from TST industries.
lightweight fiber/polymer fairings for race and track bikes. Every fairing has carbon / kevlar reinforced mounting points to ensure a durable and long lasting fitment

ready-to-paint black gel coating

Shipped $749.

overall fitment was pretty good.
The bellypan was the hardest, because I had the stock exhaust and kickstand. had to do some dremel cutting to make it fit.

Otherwise great.

Set did not include front fender. but the best part is the higher seat and supersport tail. you can sit further back when you get into full tuck in the straights.
ergos are so much better now.

current track setup

Woodcraft 41 mm 1.5 rise clip ons. (universal ones)
Vortex Rearset
Steel braided brake lines
R6 throttle tube
vortex grips
Vortex gas cap
 

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I went with Sharkskinz. They were expensive, but the fitment is **** near perfect. They are amazing. For me they were worth every penny.


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I went with Sharkskinz. They were expensive, but the fitment is **** near perfect. They are amazing. For me they were worth every penny.


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How do you like the ergs w/ your clip-ons and rear sets? How tall are you? the seat looks high which is nice. Been reading around and I'm still trying to get a clear understanding of seat height, that'll play a big role as far as which company I decide to go w/. But after reading all the build threads I'm starting to mix up companies :crying:
 

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How do you like the ergs w/ your clip-ons and rear sets? How tall are you? the seat looks high which is nice. Been reading around and I'm still trying to get a clear understanding of seat height, that'll play a big role as far as which company I decide to go w/. But after reading all the build threads I'm starting to mix up companies :crying:


The ergonomics are great. It's like riding a regular bike.


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