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Airtech has the molds for the Muzzy Raptor

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So which one of you guys will be the first to build this kit? LOL

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Airtech has the molds for the Muzzy Raptor

Gotta have the whole bit including swinger and wheel for it to even look like a replica i would say.




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Gotta have the whole bit including swinger and wheel for it to even look like a replica i would say.




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"I can't corner the way I want to, I'll improve that."

"My bike feels heavy, I'll lose weight."

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So few Raptors had Ram swingarms.
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Gotta have the whole bit including swinger and wheel for it to even look like a replica i would say.




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Yes, you can't really throw on a raptor fairings and proclaim to have a Raptor lol

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Airtech has the molds for the Muzzy Raptor

I find most 7 owners to be of high class and have a certain respect for such a machine.
So dont figure to see anyone here lower themselves to be that low rent and try to pimpify their ride.
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theyve had the molds for a few months now. Their quality was not all that impressive on other things I bought from them... perhaps they were having an "off" day
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well muzzy didn't do too good with raptor bodywork theirselves either......paint work aged quickly and stress crack came quick to bikes that spent their lives being rolled around the loft/living room......lets not forget about the 'hurtlocker' nature of the raptor motor.....regardless of what/which crank or displacement they came in.....
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well muzzy didn't do too good with raptor bodywork theirselves either......paint work aged quickly and stress crack came quick to bikes that spent their lives being rolled around the loft/living room......lets not forget about the 'hurtlocker' nature of the raptor motor.....regardless of what/which crank or displacement they came in.....
What is "hurtlocker", sorry.

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That upper is really function over form, it's kinda hideous...

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That upper is really function over form, it's kinda hideous...
I think the race upper looks great, the street with lights not so much

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I think the race upper looks great, the street with lights not so much

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What is "hurtlocker", sorry.

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LOL. The last time I heard that expression was when Sylwester Stallone used it in one of his movies. I think it was Demolition Man. lol

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LOL. The last time I heard that expression was when Sylwester Stallone used it in one of his movies. I think it was Demolition Man. lol
OK but what does it mean

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A reference to the amount of times the Raptors blew up???lol
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exactly.....saw chandler go through 4 motors in one weekend alone at PIR, he eventually set the track record, which held for about a decade or so......we used to call it the Craptor......because it took a dump all the time.....it was a great idea, a truly personalized zx7r, they were trying to get power out of nothing..,it sacrificed reliability, even if you were a well sponsored privateer, you could not afford to keep 3 or 4 motors in varying states of repair....as a pilot during the raptor years it must of been disheartening wondering the likelihood of something going pop....zlock did the most realiable stroked motor at the time, their 835 was pretty bulletproof
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Has anyone got these or the ZX7R fairings from them.

How is quality compared to Sharkskinz?

Fitment?
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Has anyone got these or the ZX7R fairings from them.

How is quality compared to Sharkskinz?

Fitment?
So there's weight for each of them on both sides and it all depends really on what you need.

Airtech has an amazing catalog of molds and parts, especially JKLM needs for comp legal bodywork and improved air boxes as they were involved with racing them in the day.

Fit and finish wise, you will need to do a bit of work to get them ready to spray. Construction is old school fiberglass (they'll do carbon if you'd like too) so you'll need to do some surface prep finishing yourself. Fitment is generally good and they can do Dzeus type fasteners pre-installed to make it easier.

Also as the parts are considered to be track oriented; there can be some spider webbing etc that you have to accept with fiberglass. Better finishing gel coats will help and also doing a bit of carbon matting behind stress points like the mirror stays etc. will get them straightened out for the long haul for street bikes.

Sharkskinz are more comparable in out of box finish to Sebimoto, which I know you like. They are composite bodies, fit great, and come pretty much spray ready. The epoxy in their mix also makes them really durable in a crash situation. When they first came out we were amazed at how guys could loose it in turn 8 at Willow Springs and their fairings were still usable afterwards. They are also lighter being epoxy composite vs. the fiberglass Airtech stuff, but they don't have nearly the catalog depth that Airtech has and don't have anything quite like their race developed 7 body kits...
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