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Who Uses Sharkskinz racing fairings?

It just dawned on me, I live down the street from the man that owns and makes these fairings. When I was in Sebastian Florida I went over to see him and from that point we came up with a deal for discounted race fairings for the members of the TCRIDERS forum I started and ran until I moved to Maryland. I mean in Florida, with three Tracks easily accessible who wouldn't eventually wanna go to the track.. I am wondering if anyone on this site buys this brand..
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I have had several sets most recently on my race SV650. Currently on my 4th Gen I am using the Attack plastics. But Sharkskinz are amazing. I don't think they were available (maybe in development?) when I bought my 4th Gen in May 11 so I went with the Attack set since my dealer got me a deal (15% off) on them through the racer program they have at the dealership.

You definitely get what you pay for but in my opinion they are worth every penny.

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I've never used them but always heard good things about them. I would give them a try when I get a set for the gen 4
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I have had several sets most recently on my race SV650. Currently on my 4th Gen I am using the Attack plastics. But Sharkskinz are amazing. I don't think they were available (maybe in development?) when I bought my 4th Gen in May 11 so I went with the Attack set since my dealer got me a deal (15% off) on them through the racer program they have at the dealership.

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Just so you Know he often has gotten local riders to bring in their bikes when making the molds, that may have been one of the delays. That is how it went back in 2007-2008 when I lived by him and no it isn't a factory it was all done at his place.
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I have used them on a ZX9. They fit up well were easy to install and crash really well. Don't ask me how I know that LOL
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I have used them on a ZX9. They fit up well were easy to install and crash really well. Don't ask me how I know that LOL


Now that is funny...but it happens
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Now that is funny...but it happens
It's a true story... "crashing well"... I never liked that term I always considered it graciously loosing balance :)

That said, I did put my SV through a few dumps, mainly med and a few high speed low sides, sliding into the grass right off of the track. But they held up well. Pretty much would just see they weren't damaged, and just sprayed them down with another coat of the black rattle can special :D
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Also Sharkskinz is a good company to follow on Twitter. Every once in a while they will sneak in a buy one get one half off promo code in their tweets :)
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Also Sharkskinz is a good company to follow on Twitter. Every once in a while they will sneak in a buy one get one half off promo code in their tweets :)

Well maybe everyone here can put together an order as a site rather than individuals and get better deals. Its what he offered Me to offer the site users at TCRIDERS in Sebastian/Vero Beach, Ft Pierce FL. Damn those were some good times too.
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IMO Sharkskinz makes the best track plastics. I just bought a set of the Hotbodies and they don't come close to Sharkskinz. They may cost more but it will be a no hassle, bolt on application. Since it is a mom and pop shop great customer service, when I called for race fairings for my 600 she yelled out the back and the guys put the molds together and I had my stuff 3 weeks later, well packaged with no damage.
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