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Installing track body work is hard.



I have one big mess on my hands. I don't know if I could finish before Autobahn July 3rd. I may have to take it to the track as a street fighter. Would it pass tech if I take it to the track as a street fighter???
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yes it would, rode my 636 like that all last year just put a fender on it
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Yeah no prob, I got my track bodywork in like 1 or 2 nights before a track day and just ended up going commando basically, just a tail and fender. You are required to have a tail and a fender. On another note, it is really quite easy, just drill the holes, theres only like 4 for the windscreen, 6 for the front fairing, 6-8 for the bottom, and 2-4 for the tail. After the holes are lined up it's like 10 minutes to get it mounted on.

I take it back, it isn't easy at all if you have shit bodywork, took me like 3 or 4 hours to bend everything into place w/ Godfather bodywork. If you have Sharkskinz then I guess it's a real quick job.

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What brand? Check around specific bike forums (600rr.net might be one). While we have a dozen or so of those bikes, they probably have the bodywork and bike combination you are looking for. Track bodywork fitting also depends on if you are keeping the sidestand, stock exhaust, windscreen, and fairing stay.

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armour bodies supposedly fits like a dream for the 600rr. at least rob says so over at lithium motorsports. but i guess that doesn't help you much since you already have a godfather set.
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These are E-racing, I heard good things about it on 600r.net. Since this is my first time installing bodywork, i guess thats why I'm having a little trouble. Nothing seems to line up right.
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These are E-racing, I heard good things about it on 600r.net. Since this is my first time installing bodywork, i guess thats why I'm having a little trouble. Nothing seems to line up right.
Check with the other people who have installed E-racing bodywork to see if they have similar setups (ie, exhaust, fairing stay). Contact E-racing as well. Getting the upper and lower to line up is usually the hardest part. Can you at least get the upper on there?

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Whats a fairing stay???

Got the lower and gas tank on. Will try to get the upper and tail tonight.
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Whats a fairing stay???

Got the lower and gas tank on. Will try to get the upper and tail tonight.
It is the upper support for the upper fairing. In most bikes it is what the instrument panel, upper fairing and mirrors are attached to. Usually it's steel, aftermarket ones are usually aluminum.

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Huh, how did you get the lower on without putting the upper on first? The upper is suppose to go on first, and then the lower bolts to the upper.

Fairing stay is just the bracket where the fairing mounts. Also usually holds the Speedo and Tach too. Just the little ears that come up that give you a place to bolt in the fairing.

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The lower is just the piece of fiberglass that is under my bike. You can see it in the pic above.


Didnt realize I had to put the upper fairing first. Didnt know it mattered. Ill try to get the upper fairing installed tonight.

I read that I might have to cut the tail, to get it installed. Anyone have a dremel I can borrow?
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With most bodywork, you take the upper and lower and secure them together before they are on the bike, and where they overlap (there is a little lip) you drill 3 holes out on each side. Then mount the upper, and then secure the lower to the upper.

Here's an example of mine (I used bolts and some snap on fastners, most people use Dzus fastners like these http://www.southco.com/product/default.aspx?hid=7514 but they are too expensive for my taste):

http://www.jgcomps.com/bikepics/sv650/P1010037.JPG

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What do the cbr owners do with the bank angle sensor? Im thinking of just duck taping it down to the inside of the nose or something.
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Did you ever get this stuff mounted up?
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What do the cbr owners do with the bank angle sensor? Im thinking of just duck taping it down to the inside of the nose or something.
I'm thinking they zip tie it down to either the bodywork or fairing stay. Duct tape eventually wears down. Duct tape should work until you find a better solution though.

How did it turn out?

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I'm thinking they zip tie it down to either the bodywork or fairing stay. Duct tape eventually wears down. Duct tape should work until you find a better solution though.

How did it turn out?
+1 and maybe some double-sided tape (at least 5lb strength).
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I'm thinking they zip tie it down to either the bodywork or fairing stay. Duct tape eventually wears down. Duct tape should work until you find a better solution though.

How did it turn out?

their are two metal poles that stick out on the bottom of the fairing stay. I drilled holes in both of them and zipped tied the bank angle sensor to it.



As for updates, Im doing a really shitty job right now. Nothing lines up, I need to redo everything, and start fresh. I had to take the ram air ducts out to get the fairing to fit, may even have to cut some of the fiberglass off the to get it to fit around the radiator. I really hope the ram air ducts, arent needed. Honda put them there for a reason, I hope their not that important. Anyone know?

The tail looks like its gonna be a problem, I may have to cut some of the fiberglass off the tail. To get it to fit.


When you buy cheap bodywork a Dremel is your bestfriend!!! I have until Sunday to get all this done. Wish me luck. Will go with Sharkskinz next time.
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Wow that sucks. The biggest problems I had with my bodywork (Godfather) was that the front fender mounting tabs were just way too small to even fit over the holes, and the upper and lower had a hard time fitting together correctly. Also had to dremel off a section of the upper because my handlebars would hit them all the time and crush my fingers. I can't imagine why you'd have to cut the tail though... maybe you have to remove the seat to install the tail? My ZX-6R was like that, I thought it was very strange but doing that made it 100x easier.

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The seat been removed, and still does not fit.
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Jon, you didn't have to remove the seat to fit the tail section onto the SV? the only mounting tabs I've seen are the seat ones.

The fiberglass does bend a bit, or it should. Keep the bodywork away from the radiator. My stuff got too close and cut a hole in a few of the tubes. Check out the cbr600rr forum for any information.

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On the SV I do for sure. On the ZX-6R I was confused as hell though because the seat latch is actually under the tail, and when I removed the tail I didn't take the seat off the first time. Now I realize that you are just suppose to stick your hand inside and latch the seat down with the tail on there.

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Hey John if you have'nt figured it out yet you can run a bolt from the bottom of the subframe up through the seat latch to keep it in place.
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All done. To tired to post pics. Will do it sunday.
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Nice, can't wait to see the results.

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Jaime,

I still got room in my van for July 3rd. I dont know if its sold out yet, its gonna be lots of fun.
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I think you should turn your f4i into a track bike, throw some bodywork on there. I'll give you hand with it, I've got lots of experience now.
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Some guy that goes by Smiley sold me mine so it was already to mount up. I just joined the site today and this is my first post. I'll be at Autobahn if you still need a hand.

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