Motorcycle Fairings & Body Work for Yamaha Bikes
Some new motorcycle fairings can turn an old bike into a showpiece. You can replace the kit on your existing Yamaha YZF-R6 and make it into a speedy racing machine that cuts through the wind. Third-party manufacturers also make a large variety of ABS plastic motorcycle fairings that can really increase the aerodynamics of your ride.Is it possible to paint an aftermarket fairing?
You can paint aftermarket Yamaha YZF-R6 and YZF-R1 fairings the same way you would paint any other exterior motorcycle part. ABS material takes an epoxy primer well and it can then be covered with any type of standard spray automotive paint rated for plastic. If youre working out the inconsistencies on your kit, then youll want to use 2000-grit wet and dry sandpaper.Can fiberglass fairings hold up to a coat of lacquer?
Yamaha recommends that you use clear coat lacquer on your new fairing. If your fairing came with an existing paint scheme, then lacquer was already applied to the exterior kit beforehand. Some outside manufacturers make fairings that you can use other types of lacquer with, so you might want to look into these if you want to work with another kind of material.What motorcycle parts come in a Yamaha YZF-R6 fairing kit?
Regardless of whether or not Yamaha put their stamp of approval on a kit, your kit should feature several parts. Most official Yamaha fairing sets will feature at least the following parts, but you might find that third-party companies add a few pieces that Yamaha didnt. Youll more than likely find these parts for your motorcycle:
- Fairing sheath
- Rear fairing assembly
- Mounting accessories
- Fairing and windshield connectors
- Sealant material
Yamaha didnt change the mounting parts on some of their later motorcycles, which means that newer fairings made for these bikes might fit some older ones. If youre interested in modifying your Yamaha motorcycle with a set of fairings that werent out at the time it was made, then simply check the mounting brackets to see if they line up. Some Yamaha enthusiasts like to match different fairings with different bikes from various model years.What is a sport touring fairing kit?
While most people think of fairing kits as being used on racing motorcycles, Yamaha has made a few for crossover motorcycles. These fairings are usually quite large and feature an adjustable windscreen. They generally fit larger rides like the Yamaha FJR1300A. You can find official Yamaha fairing kits for these kinds of rides that will play up their luxury or sporting aspects.