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You know.... living at home with your mother...... and not having any expenses. You could have BOUGHT a proper track bike.





Seriously though..... I kinda like the black. You just need to finish it.
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got em off ebay, the guy wasnt sure of the brand, said they were mounted and used for 3 track days. the windscreen they came with has a pit-eck sticker so im guessing they are the same brand. the mounting holes line up very very closely with the existing brackets on my bike.

I know pit esnt have a good reputation for a quality fairing but these werent making the cracking sounds I read about on various websites when i pulled and then to get them to fit. and for the price I paid even if they arent a high quality skin I dont think i wasted money but we'll see how they hold up with time too.

this winter Ill be looking around for another tankso I can take the stock one off and preserve it in good condition. I didnt sawp over the front fender cause I didnt feel like taking the wheel off just for that.
for the ram air tubes Ive got an idea that should work pretty welland be pretty cheap as well.

What should I do about a second front fairing stay? ill need to mount the gauge cluster yet. Ive seen the track style ones with the movable/replacable but where do you get them?

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Gixxers don't belong in classy dress. They belong in nasty track whore attire.
I like the new look.

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is this a good choice for the fairing stay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2003-...Q5fAccessories

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next step......lights

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next step......lights
heh wont be too hard to do either, theres a tail light hold in the back already buts cause of no aftermarket undertail so it will be easy to hand stuff from in there

headlights ill mount at the mirror mounts.

I can see track plastics becoming full time with just a little work

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heh wont be too hard to do either, theres a tail light hold in the back already buts cause of no aftermarket undertail so it will be easy to hand stuff from in there

headlights ill mount at the mirror mounts.

I can see track plastics becoming full time with just a little work

it'd be funny if we ever rode the streets together with our matchin mirror mount headlights

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it'd be funny if we ever rode the streets together with out matchin mirror mount headlights
velcro mounted turn signals anyone?

or even better... magnets

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it looks stealth

matches simon and victoria's tail section

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velcro mounted turn signals anyone?

or even better... magnets
Real track day riders signal with their arms.
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I think it looks 10000x better.


Your number plate is a little lacking though LOL :P
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I snagged a race fairing stay for 21.50 shipped from ebay.

next item is the oil cooler and the belly pan. on the street plastics its got the diamne mesh for airflow from the factory, the track plastics simple cover the cooler, Im tempted to out a cutout in there for air flow, as the headers pass directly behind the cooler and getting some air flow through there would help keep things cooler... thoughts?

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I snagged a race fairing stay for 21.50 shipped from ebay.

next item is the oil cooler and the belly pan. on the street plastics its got the diamne mesh for airflow from the factory, the track plastics simple cover the cooler, Im tempted to out a cutout in there for air flow, as the headers pass directly behind the cooler and getting some air flow through there would help keep things cooler... thoughts?
Take some images. The big thing about the one piece belly fairings is they are designed to hold all the oil, and coolant that was in your engine if something were to get dumped. Make sure you cutting a picture window still allows the fairing to hold fluid still.
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i say ride it how it is and see how it runs. u can always cut out. but once its cut its cut for good. like brain said they are designed to contain fluid and spray.

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for the window(if i cut it) I would be leaving wall height that is the same as the shortest height on the back of the pan at the kick stand area Im not talking about removing a whole lot of area just like 5 wide by 2 tall or so

there are 3 drilled holes along the bottom of the catch area for the belly pan should I be plugging those then

sorry for these seemingly dumb questions

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I did what it was designed built and destined to do...

put it on the track, got hooked, and started making it a track bike

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Why have we never talked about that blue beast in the first picture?
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we have... long time ago, its a basket case.

want it?

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more pics when you get ur funny headlights mounted ... my vote is still for cutouts in the front fairing with HID's in them. You then keep the cutouts and use to seal holes at the track. and remove HID's as well.
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im thinkin of maybe using the air duct holes for the headlights, I doubt i really need the ram air tubes, and at worst it will run a little rich without them nothing harmful the the motor

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are you going to be making it a permanent track bike? or will it see some street days again next season?
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Good luck with the project. When it comes to bodywork, you get what you pay for. It's hard to save and pay to do it right sometimes, but it usually pays off (pardon the pun). When it comes to aftermarket skins... Sharkskinz=Catalyst Racing Composite's>Factory Bodywork (name of Co. not OEM)>Attack>(insert many 'eh' companies)/Ebay IMO. Whether it's track or street plastics. The better manufacturers 'glass is also more flexible and crashes better (as good as you can get in a crash).

Hindsight is always 20/20 though. If you live at home, my suggestion is save up for either Ebay'd OEM and other sources or get Sharkskinz etc 'street' plastics. Keep these for cheap track plastic. You can butcher as least as possible to get these streetable, or make it a street fighter until you have the proper parts/bodywork. If you did the latter I'm sure you would be one happy mofo when all's said and done and she's lookin brand new.

As far as painting is concerned, I actually have my bikes rattle can painted in my garage and it actually came out pretty freakin nice! I did however go to automotivetouchuppaint.com (I believe) and ordered OEM paint in rattle cans with Dupont Clear coat (also in rattle can). My RR even has/had Honda Championship (Type-R) White/Formula Red (NSX) and random Honda black metallic from a Civic as far as paint codes go and also the R6 is painted the same color as the Lotus. Both bikes rattle can'd and good to go on the cheap out of my garage. Takes a bit of time/patience and a bit of know-how, but it's worth it in the end.

I'd post pic's of the process's of both bikes, but I really don't have time to sift through 1000+ images. Maybe I'll post some other time, not much to it really, just sand with really fine grit, spray, wet sand if you please (I didn't on the RR and looks fine with a hint of 'peel if you really look closely). In the meantime, here are some trackplastics and street plastics (finished product) I sprayed in the garage...

Concept/photochop


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Testament to how good Sharkskinz crash... This is after a 70mph-ish crash at Willow Springs. Of course the rash is on the other side, but minor fractures and still perfectly ridable. I had to ziptie my windscreen, but even raced the next day and haven't fixed 'em yet! Planning on new race scheme as well as these new Catalyst skins in my avatar (no ram air tubes btw, BUT... waiting to order/saving from Catalyst' 'tubes.




R6 with spare/street plastics painted to match the Lotus... also rattle canned.

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we have... long time ago, its a basket case.

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Sure. I'll trade you a single HID for a headlight on the giggy.
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