Replica bodywork from Japan - any good?

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Replica bodywork from Japan - any good?

Post by Hondaen » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:29 pm

Hello,

Look at this eBay auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NS400R-BODY-WOR ... 95&vxp=mtr

Looks good, but the pictures do not show any details.

Anyone with experience, buying this kit?
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Post by Alastair » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:08 pm

No idea, but do let us know if you buy some. Not sure what you do with the tank cover :?

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Post by belfastgeoff » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:06 pm

mate bought a set for his fireblade , said it was a nightmare to fit nothing lined up and extra holes had to be drilled

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Post by neilsns400 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:54 pm

I recently got a Rothmans NS400 set and will report back after checking its fit.

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Post by Mark » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:57 pm

neilsns400 wrote:I recently got a Rothmans NS400 set and will report back after checking its fit.
Good man! Taking one for the team :wink:
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Post by Alastair » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:43 pm

Not quite! He got it with the bike

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Post by neilsns400 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:38 pm

Alastair wrote:Not quite! He got it with the bike
Yes, with the bike, and at additional cost. Does it matter?

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Post by Mark » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:42 pm

neilsns400 wrote:
Alastair wrote:Not quite! He got it with the bike
Yes, with the bike, and at additional cost. Does it matter?
No. Better to have some unknown bodywork than none at all. Good body panels are the hardest bits of an NS to get hold of.
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Post by Alastair » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:03 pm

neilsns400 wrote:
Alastair wrote:Not quite! He got it with the bike
Yes, with the bike, and at additional cost. Does it matter?
Not at all. I was merely responding to the taking one for the team comment.

It will be very interesting to see what your impressions of quality are. I've heard good and bad about the aftermarket stuff but nothing on the NS item.

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Post by neilsns400 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:09 pm

Bodywork kit pieces unwrapped and inspected today.
11 pieces, blue & white Rothmans livery without the oval Rothmans decals on the Japanese versions:
fairing upper
2 - fairing sides
fairing side stiffener (the piece behind the front wheel that fastens two both fairing sides)
fuel tank cover
front fender
2- folk leg covers
tail piece
2- side covers

All pieces look very good, nice paint, nice decals. Test fitting most, not all, showed holes that line up and parts that fit the way they should. The fastening points on the fairing sides for the stiffener are different from stock and stock screws won't do. The Dzus fasteners at the top of the fairing sides have to be added. Dimples are there but not holes. The fuel tank cover is a mystery to me. I test fit it on one of my fuel tanks and it wasn't right. I've e-mailed the supplier with a question about that.

There are some minor non-functional quality differences from stock. All in all, I was impressed.

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Post by luggy » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:04 pm

you are doing this wrong, what you have to do is buy a non oem ns 400 r
gravity is an extreme painful thing !

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Post by Alastair » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:52 pm

Excellent. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to some pics once you get them mounted.

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Post by neilsns400 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:04 pm

Alastair, I'm not planning to mount the repro pieces. I'll keep them just in case. here's some photos, most with both the repros & originals from my Japanese Rothmans model.
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Post by neilsns400 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:08 pm

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Post by neilsns400 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:11 pm

BTW - The fairing piece for the kick stand was not in the kit I got.

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