You may have seen that I had bought some Chi-Com aftermarket fairings for my k5 1000- that did a stoppie into a tree at a high rate of speed. Funny as it was unintended- I don't ride stoppies.
The crash destroyed my tank, withshield, Left mirror, Left upper arm of my front fairing, and left side pieces, and left rear fairing also.
So I researched, looked at reviews- and decided to go with NT Fairings NT FAIRING
. I had ordered them off a FleaBay add.
It came shipped in one box, with fasteners- essentially identical to the color of a Blue K5/6 Literbike. Each piece was wrapped in a thin padded wrap in the box. There were no issues with the condition upon delivery. The shipping was around a week.
I had already sold my Right side fairings - making this next to nothing. I think I got it for a little less than $300 USD.
I got a used blue K5/6 gas tank off FleaBay in a separate purchase.
I got an inexpensive identical Left mirror off Flea Bay also. The OEM replacement is about $175 for each mirror, I think I paid $40 shipped- for identical- plug and all.
When I compared parts such as the front fender- it had the same markings inside!? And felt to be of similar ABS-injected plastic. The paint quality on the Blue pieces is not the same as the OEM however- The chi-com piece is much more prone to nicks and scratches.
It came in really nice condition however- you have to be much more careful when installing tight pieces. I'm not looking forward to the bug marks at 100mph+, I however will be adding some clear to help out.
The paint is certainly not as good as the OEM- on pieces such as the front Blue fairing- gets dings and nicks MUCH easier than the OEM. The white pieces seems to be as nick/scratch resistant as the OEM however!? The black pieces are not painted, and are scratch resistant as well.
When I compared the fairing pieces I still had with NT fairings- they appeared identical- such as the air ducts, the covers for the air ducts, rear fairing, front faring, etc. All the holes, tabs, etc. the same.
Fitment was really good- bordering on superb- which was easy seeing as the pieces appear identical to OEM.
I have the fairing re-do complete except for installing the side fairings onto the bike. It's so cold in the garage, (15F outside currently), that I'm waiting for a warmer day so all the plastic tabs on the upper sides will be more compliant and less likely to crack.
I think I'm going to tape off the blue sections and add a coat or 3 of clear coat to it. Just not sure what type of clear coat i should use i.e. lacquer, acryllic, enamel? I'm going to email NT fairings about that- and wait till it warms up to apply it.
Although this kit did come complete with fasteners, I did use many of my original ones I had on hand, as it seems not all the fastening parts are there- like the clip on nut holders for the rear dome and bolts for the rear dome holder/latch. The kit DID come with the holder latch pieces and rear dome however.
It came with a sticker set that is kind of a joke, but I already have some links to some nice looking stickers/decals that @rv6john
Are all the Chi-Com fairings all from one plant- with multiple marketers/brands as is often the case? I don't know?
NT fairing was certainly worth it for me thus far.
I'll post an update when I do install the sides.