2005 Yamaha R1
I looked at Sharkskinz (and also Armour bodies), but I didn't feel like using race body work on a street bike, nor did I wanna have to paint the whole thing from scratch.Hair in the paint, missing tabs, tabs not lining up?
Seriously, thanks for the review. I'm glad you're happy with what you bought, but I'd rather spend my money at Sharkskinz.
Also, let's keep in mind here, I'm not building a show bike or something to display in a museum. I'm simply rebuilding my R1 from a wreck. The body work is exceptional quality overall, especially for the money. In my review, I didn't wanna pull any punches, so I mentioned that, yes, there were some microscopic blemishes and maybe a couple of fibers in the paint (but they are so small that it's difficult to see them unless you are looking over the bike with a 10 power loop.
Overall, I would give the body work a 10 out of 10. I mean, it's 99.99% perfect. For the cost and construction and everything, I can live with a couple tiny spots. After all, it's a bike that I thrash around on on the street and will soon be taking to the track. It may end up my dedicated track bike at some point actually.
I'm waiting until I see the final product to really pass any negative judgement on anything. So far, I'm real happy with everything as far as overall fit & finish. The entire body kit basically cost what one or two OEM panels would run you.