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Difference between race and oem plastics?

I just got my 250 and the person before me had dropped the bike. It has cracked and broke the fairing right at the blinkers on both sides. I want to fix it but not sure what to buy? I know nothing about fairings, so can some one explain to me the options I have and the difference between them please? For example, what's the difference between race fairings and OEM fairings? Cost? Install and fittment? Matching factory colors? Does it change the looks? Thanks again for any and all help.
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Race plastic is fiberglass, lighter and meant to withstand crashes. It doesn't have holes for headlights, tail lights,or turn signals.

OEM are for the street riding. They have mounting holes for all lights and signals, they're thicker, usually heavier because they're thicker. They are some kind of plastic which are brittle and don't crash as well but they are made in several small pieces instead of 3 large pieces like track plastics.

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I just got my 250 and the person before me had dropped the bike. It has cracked and broke the fairing right at the blinkers on both sides. I want to fix it but not sure what to buy? I know nothing about fairings, so can some one explain to me the options I have and the difference between them please? For example, what's the difference between race fairings and OEM fairings? Cost? Install and fittment? Matching factory colors? Does it change the looks? Thanks again for any and all help.
To fix your bike it is probably cheaper to get used OEM fairings to replace the two broken panels. Check weraclassifieds.com and eBay for them.

Track plastics would require you to buy upper and lower at least from the sound of it which for the cost you might as well buy a full set which would run around $700 and they come in primer so you'd have to paint them still.

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Thank you all for the response, I will be going with OEM after learning what the difference is.
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If you will own the bike for some better get the oem fairings. But if you have any intent of going some track session it would be better to get a race fairings.
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