Originally Posted by ZX7RJoe
Well that kinda sucks, but it looks like the overall result is pretty good.
The windscreen thing and having to cut the belly pan would bug me. Could you have notched out the kickstand side to allow for it, sort of like the stock bodywork?
Once filed and painted I'm sure she'll look fuggin sweet. Is there a race tail install in your future?
I was talking to someone on Speedzilla and he was telling me that the same thing happened with his R1 when he bought the Superbike kit. The dimensions are different from the stock bodywork because it's narrower and lower profile. I measured the distance from the top of the front fender to the bottom of the upper fairing and it was 3 inches. Stock is 4 inches. So if I dive hard on the brakes they might (or might not) make contact. The streaks on my forks were exactly 3 inches deep so I'm only using about 3 inches of travel so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out on my first track day with the new kit. I forgot to measure the fender though. The top of the fender could be higher to accomodate a race slick. The Dunlop I bought is 125/80 so it's a lot taller for a larger contact patch while leaned over.
I'm not too bothered about the belly pan. I could have probably modified it to accomodate the kickstand but the exhaust also made contact which would have been just too much. In any case I would imagine that if I made this a race only bike I would just mold the sawed-off part back on to make it complete again. It's not too much work really.
That's what I like about you, Turbo. Instead of looking to external factors you consistently look to yourself to provide the improvements first.
"I can't corner the way I want to, I'll improve that."
"My bike feels heavy, I'll lose weight."
In a day and age where everyone's playing the blame game and looking for excuses it's refreshing to see a little discipline, determination, and self-efficacy.