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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2005, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Mounting/Installing Race Plastics

I just bought some new race plastics for my R1. Before I try to install it myself, anybody have some helpful hints, advice, or instructions for the install process. I've never done this before and I don't want to mess up these newly painted plastics b/c they look so cool. Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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Dude! You didn't fit them first? Let me find that link, it looked quite helpful.

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it may also help in giving advice if you posted what brand of plastics you are trying to install.

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You should have mounted them before you had them painted. It is hard to drill fiberglass with out chipping.

Best thing to do is to mount the upper and lower together. Then line them up on the two mounting points on the lower near the center of the bike. This will allow the upper and lower to pivot up and down. Then you can line up the upper to the stay. The hardest part is to find the center of the blind holes behind the plastic. I use a laser pointer set on a stand then put the plastic on and the laser will show you the center of the hole.

You can drill the holes just big enough for the bolt and use just them or you can use the stock grommets and blots. The second method comes out nicer.

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use a unibit when you drill. Makes for cleaner holes without chipping.
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Put a blanket down under the bike on the garage floor when installing them.
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Measure twice, drill once!!!

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some good advice there

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Thanks for the advice. I didn't know you should have mounted before painting, but oh well... what's done is done and hopefully I can do it carefully so as not to chip the paint.

I have Godfather race plastics.

Anybody with experience have time to help a brother mount some race plastics???
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I may be able to help you out. PM me and let me know when you are thinking about working on it.

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