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i believe i posted a few times about body work and/or finding fairings for my bike, but i have decided to just buy a complete set off of ebay. my question is (oh and btw i used the search tool) does anyone know what ABS plastic is? there is a particular company in hong kong that makes replica plastics for all model bikes and am thinking of getting a repsol replica kit for my bike (ill be the biggest poser ever...woohoo!) but i havent a clue what ABS plastic is?

im hoping someone who works in body mods will know what im talking about.
 

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i believe i posted a few times about body work and/or finding fairings for my bike, but i have decided to just buy a complete set off of ebay. my question is (oh and btw i used the search tool) does anyone know what ABS plastic is? there is a particular company in hong kong that makes replica plastics for all model bikes and am thinking of getting a repsol replica kit for my bike (ill be the biggest poser ever...woohoo!) but i havent a clue what ABS plastic is?

im hoping someone who works in body mods will know what im talking about.
i don't fully recall the name for abs, but its basically used in alot of bikes, cars , homes and such. its a thermoplastic, which luckily for us its repairable to a certain extent.
 

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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, or ABS, (chemical formula (C8H8· C4H6·C3H3N)x) is a common thermoplastic used to make light, rigid, molded products such as pipes, golf club heads (used for its good shock absorbance), automotive body parts, wheel covers, enclosures, protective head gear, and toys including LEGO bricks. It is a copolymer made by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene. The proportions can vary from 15% to 35% acrylonitrile, 5% to 30% butadiene and 40% to 60% styrene. The result is a long chain of polybutadiene criss-crossed with shorter chains of poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile). The nitrile groups from neighbouring chains, being polar, attract each other and bind the chains together, making ABS stronger than pure polystyrene. The styrene gives the plastic a shiny, impervious surface. The butadiene, a rubbery substance, provides resilience even at low temperatures. ABS can be used between −25 °C and 60 °C.

Production of 1 kg of ABS requires the equivalent of about 2 kg of oil for raw materials and energy. The largest producer of ABS resin in the world is Chi Mei Corporation of Taiwan. It can also be recycled.
 

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Theres a very good chance that your OEM parts are already ABS. It's a pretty standard material. However to some extent the style of ABS comes into play. My old Honda fairings on the race bike are quite "soft" and pliable while the ones on the Kawi's I've had seem to be stiffer and, I assume, a little more brittle.

But if you can get a set for cheap then go for it. If it's made of pretty much any style of ABS it should still be quite tough.
 

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sweet! thanx guys! im always a bit apprehensive about buying something on the net! thanx again for all the info...now anyone wondering about abs plastic can use the search tool and find this thread! woot!
 

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i believe i posted a few times about body work and/or finding fairings for my bike, but i have decided to just buy a complete set off of ebay. my question is (oh and btw i used the search tool) does anyone know what ABS plastic is? there is a particular company in hong kong that makes replica plastics for all model bikes and am thinking of getting a repsol replica kit for my bike (ill be the biggest poser ever...woohoo!) but i havent a clue what ABS plastic is?

im hoping someone who works in body mods will know what im talking about.
whats the name of this company?
 

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make sure you buy insurance. me and this other guy bought a set and every piece was broken when they got here.
 

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if you're talking about the guy on ebay that's selling replica kits for the RR... I would steer clear... couple of guys on 600RR.net bought them and waited months for the stuff to ship... and once it arrived... the fit was hooooooooooorrible... gaps everywhere... missing mounting holes... tons of horror stories... trying to get a credit or replacement piece was from what I recall... a disaster in itself...
 

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would u know if it was this particular company from hong kong or some guy from the states, cuz i noticed another person on ebay selling blank kits made out of fibre glass. but his are a bit pricey!
 

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i've seen those kits. the guy used to be called ,ecotech. he has a couple alias's.
they are pretty cheap usually sell for 500-600US but the shipping is killer 220US. im not sure about the quality though. guys from the states will out bid u than repost on ebay for same shipping but twice the price. thought about buying one myself. they have repsol plastics for a 600rr, but they are to far away to go to their house and kick the shit out of them for scamming you. unless u frequent hongkong.
 

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yeah thats the same guy. he takes all those pictures in that hallway. just check his feedback. make sure there is recent feedback. especially about the plastics. then just take the leap. let me know how it goes, than i might get some. haha.
 

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Those fairings are not bad, they just didn't pack mine very well.
it comes painted to what ever theme you want too.
 

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Hmmm...I've seen those and was interested in buying some, but I'm wondering if the ABS formulation they are using is very rigid and brittle (easy to crack), or slightly more flexible?
 

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would u know if it was this particular company from hong kong or some guy from the states, cuz i noticed another person on ebay selling blank kits made out of fibre glass. but his are a bit pricey!
This would have been the guy from Hong Kong... and yeah... shipping was crazy...
 
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