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Trying to figure out if I should just buy the Saitaniya bodywork or wait.

Advantages:
  • Pre-painted
  • Has 20mm raised seat variant
  • I can buy it now :p
Disadvantages:
  • If I want anything other than black/white, gonna spend more $$$
  • Current stock says 4 weeks out
So I can wait and see, which would mean getting bodywork and then paying to paint it, or just get this and still wait a bit, but it will come ready to rock. And the seat option is nice for someone tall and handsome like myself.
 

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For me the choice is easy.
Hotbodies and STG want $700 Au freight, on top as they only do USPS.


Webike japan offer free shipping.
So it wouldn't matter if the entire (quality) Saitaniya kit cost $1500 landed with every bell and whistle like the mudguard, tank cover, screen, 20mm higher seat, black gelcoat.


Am I correct in stating Type 2 means lower handlebar cutout for low bars?
 

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RKOM has a good post, showing what you get in the Tech section - check it out to see what gelcoat finish looks like. Gelcoat is a polyester resin that is on the outer surface of the fiberglass. Not sure if they used UV stabilized resins, so gelcoat may deteriorate over time. You really should paint them, IMO. The finish on my set is near paint-ready (very minor imperfections requiring no filler or heavy sanding). I'm shooting mine in the next few days - got my colors, but haven't quite figured out how I'll lay them out. For commercial quality paint: primer, basecoat (2 colors), clear, striping tape, reducer, etc. , I'm into about $200. With some patience and care, I think you could get a pretty good paint job using rattle-cans for a lot less.

I haven't seen them side by side, but I believe the Type 2 does provide more flexibility for clip-ons than the Race bodywork. See RKOM's post - he has zero-rise clip-ons mounted on his - I cannot do that.
 

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RKOM has a good post, showing what you get in the Tech section - check it out to see what gelcoat finish looks like. Gelcoat is a polyester resin that is on the outer surface of the fiberglass. Not sure if they used UV stabilized resins, so gelcoat may deteriorate over time. You really should paint them, IMO. The finish on my set is near paint-ready (very minor imperfections requiring no filler or heavy sanding). I'm shooting mine in the next few days - got my colors, but haven't quite figured out how I'll lay them out. For commercial quality paint: primer, basecoat (2 colors), clear, striping tape, reducer, etc. , I'm into about $200. With some patience and care, I think you could get a pretty good paint job using rattle-cans for a lot less.
I got all uppity at one point and decided to paint my own plastics last time, but I'm not sure I want to do that again. I have better equipment now, but man... I just can't get a good even clearcoat. And ColorRite clear in a can sucks (it yellows). I had to get the good stuff to get better results. It looked good from afar, but up close... ew...
 

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Yeah Type 2 makes the bike really aggressive stance.
I'm 5'6, more accurately 170cm. With the stock seat (which you can still use, there will just be a gap) I was 1 inch(2.5cm) from flat foot(heel on the ground). With the race seat on I'm around 3 inches(7-8cm) from flat footing. The seat is slightly wider too.

In terms of clearance for clip ons, it's still not a guarantee fit. In terms of fairing clearance, it clears no problem. I have this clip on. It acutally is a 1 inch rise with a 7 degree angle
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301283009766?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
But as for the bike in general, I had to literally turn my tachometer/speedometer 90 degrees and ziptie the crap out of it for the master cylinder to not make contact at full turn.

While these pictures aren't clear to see, this is what my fairings look like
http://4theriders.com/pics.php?loc=/pics/2015/WMRRA-R3/841/
*excuse my riding position, I'm still a novice

I think I ended up getting the cheapest version of the fairings so at the time I bought it for $580 USD free shipping. I know other US bodywork companys will cost around $650+ for the whole set and it's primered.

and speaking of the gel coat, i don't know what it is exactly but I know that it is a good canvas for sharpies! haha
 

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any pics of the Saitaniya kit installed on anyones R3?
RKOM's tech section post shows them mounted up, or you can go to the vendor site and see what they look like. I can post up some in the next few days - started shooting primer this morning, and sure enough about 3/4 of the way through a Tstorm decided to just pop up out of nowhere......and no, I don't have a booth.
 

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RKOM's tech section post shows them mounted up, or you can go to the vendor site and see what they look like. I can post up some in the next few days - started shooting primer this morning, and sure enough about 3/4 of the way through a Tstorm decided to just pop up out of nowhere......and no, I don't have a booth.
What will your paint scheme be? Same as stock?
 

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Looks like Catalyst racing composites has released their race bodywork. Kinda pricey but not too out of line for top quality bodywork and even includes the tank cover.


http://catalystracingcomposites.com/i-22094695-15-r3-supersport-set.html


You can also order everything a la cart. Each component costs more but if you leave off the tank cover and front fender some money can be saved.
 

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That looks pretty nice. With the tank cover and fender it's actually cheaper than the saitaniya, though it does need to be painted.

EDIT: Hmm, but I don't see any way to raise the seat...
 

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Yeah, from the pictures it look like the stock seat is retained instead of a raised seat pan and foam stuck on so seat would be at the standard height.


I'll have a set of these soon enough, ordered it yesterday. Opted to have them mount the 5 dzus fasteners for me. They offer that if you order the upper and lower at the same time for a reasonable fee.


I'll report back when it arrives how easy or hard it is to get everything lined up. Also on the overall quality of the fiberglass. I've seen catalyst before and it was on par with sharkskins back then.
 
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