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Was sitting here looking at frame sliders, tank guards, tail guards, etc and then realized that you can get the sides and front fairings for $600, and then $180 for the tail. That way I could keep the stock fairings a lot cleaner looking without the tank grips and protection.

How many of you guys go the track fairings route vs protecting your stock fairings? If so, does it get annoying having to swap them on and off frequently? I mean... I'm sure the annoyance is worth not messing up the stock fairings.
 

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Was sitting here looking at frame sliders, tank guards, tail guards, etc and then realized that you can get the sides and front fairings for $600, and then $180 for the tail. That way I could keep the stock fairings a lot cleaner looking without the tank grips and protection.

How many of you guys go the track fairings route vs protecting your stock fairings? If so, does it get annoying having to swap them on and off frequently? I mean... I'm sure the annoyance is worth not messing up the stock fairings.
IMO its cheaper to repair/replace race fairings than stock. Invest in some DZUS fasteners for both and it will make things a lot less painless to remove.
 

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Race fairings for track use?

Or race fairings for street use?
 

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IMO its cheaper to repair/replace race fairings than stock. Invest in some DZUS fasteners for both and it will make things a lot less painless to remove.
Never heard of DZUS fasteners before. Do they have a set specific for our bikes, do you have to get the correct number/sizes yourself?
 

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Either way, you'd probably still want case covers and tank guards.

The most inconvenient part is just going to be removing the lights, but if you're going to the track a couple times, a couple hours to swap on and off shouldn't be too bad.


Dzus fasteners are the typical 90deg twist fastener that you find on race fairings and are universal. The backing plate is either riveted in or clipped on.
 

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Those are just the same plastics as factory just with no paint (raw plastic). The kit also comes with all the factory bolts, washers and grommets. The front kit comes with a headlight blank and electrical doodads to keep the warning lights off. The rear kit comes with a taillight blank and the same electric doodads. Its perfect for track days to save the painted plastics and lights in case you go down. I have the kits and found getting a paint job is more than I expected. Quotes range from $1,500 to $3,000 in California. I bought the kits because I bought a crashed 959 and figured it would be cheaper to paint the race kit than to buy painted plastic, being they are all the same factory plastic panels.
 

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Those are just the same plastics as factory just with no paint (raw plastic). The kit also comes with all the factory bolts, washers and grommets. The front kit comes with a headlight blank and electrical doodads to keep the warning lights off. The rear kit comes with a taillight blank and the same electric doodads. Its perfect for track days to save the painted plastics and lights in case you go down. I have the kits and found getting a paint job is more than I expected. Quotes range from $1,500 to $3,000 in California. I bought the kits because I bought a crashed 959 and figured it would be cheaper to paint the race kit than to buy painted plastic, being they are all the same factory plastic panels.
I know it'd be cool to paint them, but do you have to paint them? I imagine the plastic would be fine if you don't do anything to it...
 

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FYI, unpainted fiberglass fairings from MotoXP are about 600USD + shipping, which includes a bellypan. Basic paint by MotoXP is another 100USD.
 

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I know it'd be cool to paint them, but do you have to paint them? I imagine the plastic would be fine if you don't do anything to it...
No not if you don't want to. Just some people like to look good in their track day pics. If it was for track days only I wouldn't paint them.
 

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For those of you that have used track/race fairings, from what I can tell it looks like most of them eliminate the electronics holder piece? What does that piece provide? I assume a bit of protection from the elements and organization/mounting of various systems? With the track/race fairings do have to create your own mounting solutions? I appreciate your knowledge in advance. Admittedly I should have paid more attention last time I had the painted bits off.


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For those of you that have used track/race fairings, from what I can tell it looks like most of them eliminate the electronics holder piece? What does that piece provide? I assume a bit of protection from the elements and organization/mounting of various systems? With the track/race fairings do have to create your own mounting solutions? I appreciate your knowledge in advance. Admittedly I should have paid more attention last time I had the painted bits off.


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Are you referring to the IMU bracket? If so, that's only because the 1299 shares the same fairings but has more sophisticated electronics that are normally attached to headlight/front fairing/something in that area (please someone who knows chime in). With the 1299, you'll want to keep the functionality thus the "relocation" bracket is needed, but the 959 doesn't have the IMU so there's no elimination per se.
 

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Nope, I’m talking about the side fairings, but thanks for the insight. I’ll attach some pictures to see if that helps.

The first photo is of the piece I’m referring to and the second shows a bike with race fairings that doesn’t appear to have the piece anymore.


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Ah I see. Here's a video of a race Panigale with a good look without fairings:

Here's a little more that shows the same bike with fairings:

On those particular bikes, it just seems like nothing is done to the main electronic panel, and just the trapezoidal piece (held in by 3 rubber grommets, see attached) is removed.


@dougo1199 what did you do on your 1199?
 

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Yeah it looks like they maintain the electronics holder. I have actually seen quite a few 44teeth videos they’re pretty good!


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They're still there - you'll notice the right side is not removable, only the left side is (the triangle part)
case in point @wxwax - the top picture you posted is the right side, upside down, and you can see its molded in
 

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Yes I can see they have them mounted in the video. I’m just wondering what is done for fairings like I posted above.


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