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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Help Cutting Sharkskinz

has anyone cut sharkskinz before? I need to cut an inch or 2 from the lower section of the tail section. Otherwise i have to remove the whole plastic fender which houses the fuse box and battery holder (it's a huge i piece unit).

So what do i use to cut the tail and can i sand that cut edge to make it smooth?

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I would rough cut with a roto zip tool, to within a 1/16" of my mark line, then use a trim router with a laminate trim bit to do the rest.

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WHy are you cutting into you tail!?

You shouldn't have to cut anything.....
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here's why...first picture

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first pix causes this 2 in short to mount in the front

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remove the black tray? It's a 1 piece that jouses the barrery fuse box, and other electricle connections. easier to remove a little from the bottom of the tail section than remove the tray...biuilt custom battery and fuse box bracket.

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I had to cut the tail on mine to mount my stock seat. I drilled a couple holes and used a hacksaw blade to cut out the hole. I cut it small and hand sanded it to size.

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i just contacted Dave at sharkskinz and he told me to just use a dull hacksaw to cut it. I'm still perplexed as to why both aftermarket seats for this bike are so difficult to mount. Both are going to need custimizing to get it to mount. ARGGGGGHHHHHHHHH

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Got it mounted. Just used my Dewalt cut-off saw and it was like butta!!!!!

Fits perfectly and doesn't seem to need any special brackets.

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1. Is the bike going to be doing double duty street and track?
2. Are you going to run the solo tail on the street?
3. If yes what ya going to do for tail lights?
4. If its a track only, Hack the undertail. If not hack the tail to accept the undertial.

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I would like to get it used as double duty. I think if i cut a little more of the tail off i can open up the hole big enough to accept the stock brake light. (my tail that i just sold on ebay had this done)

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