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Who out there has aftermarket body work on their 2003 ZX6R? What did you buy and how do you like it? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

I'm interested in replacing the stock bodywork since this bike is mostly run at the track. I have found 4 places that sell fiberglass bodies for the 2003 ZX6R. Other than Shark Skinz, they are reasonably priced. I'm leaning towards getting the OPP Racing bodywork just to have some for the last couple of track days this year. It would get repainted over the winter. Here are the 4 places that sell bodywork for the 2003 ZX6R and the associated cost.

http://www.hotbodiesracing.com/zx6rr_03_body.php4

Cost: $600 (unpainted)

http://www.flexi-glass.com/kawasaki.cfm

Cost: $550 (unpainted)

http://www.oppracing.com/pricelists/Kawasaki/Kawasaki_ZX6R_US.htm

Cost: $565 (painted white - yuck)

http://www.sharkskinz.com/kawasakizx6r.htm

Cost: $1,000 (unpainted)


Here are 2 sites that have links to other sites. There are a lot of links on these 2 sites, nice when you're trying to find something.

http://venus.13x.com/roadracingworld/index.html

http://www.racebikesite.com/MasterLinks.htm
 

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http://www.akcomposite.com

Also makes bodywork. I got from them since they were local to me and it's cool to be able to deal one on one with the guys who make your stuff so you can always get it fixed.

hotbodies has a really nice deal for licensed racers right now. $400 for full bodywork which you can't beat.
 

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$575 nets you a full set of bodywork with a carbon fiber lower. Check out www.dppowersports.com for that bodywork, it's some GREAT looking stuff and easy to install since you simply need to find the divets to drill the holes and it actually fits good!
 

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I have a set of the Hotbodies stuff (let's call it HB). The first owner bought it new and I picked it up with my '03 636 a couple months ago.

He painted it green and black. I know this will sound blasphemous to most of you boys, but I don't dig Kawi green too much (gasp!). Forgive me, for I have sinned, but that green paint stripped right off with metheline chloride (aerosolized, in this case). I just stripped the last of it yesterday, in fact.

Tomorrow I'll sand, then prime with PJ1. I don't believe the original owner primed: I think he did some light sanding, taped, and blew green and black paint. The job came out OK, though wouldn't win any prizes. I’m painting black, and don’t intend to win any prizes either though the surface seems agreeable to paint.

The HB is fairly rough stuff. To be fair, it's the only aftermarket bodywork I've had since some AirTech in 1993. I have a few cracks, but no crashes. Crashes will be the real acid test.

Interesting about the HB deal for licensed racers. For the dough, I'd definitely go for it.
 
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