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Post  Cheshirecat on Thu Feb 14 2013, 18:52

Ok so here goes, my bike was parked outside work and some (person without a father) decided to to remove part of my fairing, nice of them I know!

So priced up replacing the side fairing Steam Ears and as I'm sure your all aware they don't come cheap, then got a price to have it painted, and had to sit down with the shock! My front fender was also cracked so I also needed a new one of them (some Idiot left the disc lock on) mentioning no names! (Cheshirecat).......

So has its Valentines day and I'm one romantic soul, I decided to get my tools out and strip all the fairings off, and as I know you all like lots of pics I decided to get the camera out.. hope this interests some of you!
Never attempted anything like this before..

Broken side fairing.....



Broken front fender.....




Oh what am I doing??





Will it go back together??



Got to love a bit of child labour and its free!!





I'm liking the exposed frame work! Yamacati? (ducatti x yamaha)





Also took exhaust off (can and link pipe) to clean and polish up......sounded lovely when I started it by mistake.. pmsl
Well I'm picking up the new fairings in the morning, got them from G_Link . . so watch this space guys... expect loads of pics and the odd Steam Ears ,

Thanks for looking

ps. not sure how to resize pics (mods feel free to sort em out)....sorry in advance


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Post  0ldcat on Thu Feb 14 2013, 19:00

Pics are ok . . . unless someone has already resized them before I posted . . .
The software you used to place the heart over the No. Plate should have a resize function to if it can place images on an image.

Just a note while I see it. You're getting Red/White Farings yes ?

Wheel rim tape (blue) needs to go . . . . it's gonna awful claaaaaaaash otherwise.
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Post  Cheshirecat on Thu Feb 14 2013, 19:41

@0ldcat wrote:Pics are ok . . . unless someone has already resized them before I posted . . .
The software you used to place the heart over the No. Plate should have a resize function to if it can place images on an image.

Just a note while I see it. You're getting Red/White Farings yes ?

Wheel rim tape (blue) needs to go . . . . it's gonna awful claaaaaaaash otherwise.

Rim tape is a job for 2moro, any ideas on how to get rid of it? never liked it anyway..

Yeah red/white and black Tel, added ebay link to post hope that's ok with you?
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Post  TomCom on Thu Feb 14 2013, 20:00

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Post  Cheshirecat on Thu Feb 14 2013, 20:02

@TomCom wrote::(

Why the sad face Tom?
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Feb 14 2013, 20:07

@Cheshirecat wrote: added ebay link to post hope that's ok with you?
No probs m8 wink thumb up . . . made it look a wee bit better with the ebay button if that's ok with you Laughing

Oh and have a wee peek at your test post green smile
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Feb 14 2013, 20:18

@Cheshirecat wrote:
@0ldcat wrote:Wheel rim tape (blue) needs to go . . . . it's gonna awful claaaaaaaash otherwise.

Rim tape is a job for 2moro, any ideas on how to get rid of it? never liked it anyway
Hmmm . . . Wellllllllll . . . I always used to soak me old airfix model parts in warm water to get the transfers off rofl


But seriously . . . . the old hair drier trick might work . . . can't remember who it was on here has done this before . . . . . Weasley ???
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Post  YZFJohn on Fri Feb 15 2013, 08:38

@0ldcat wrote:
@Cheshirecat wrote:
@0ldcat wrote:Wheel rim tape (blue) needs to go . . . . it's gonna awful claaaaaaaash otherwise.

Rim tape is a job for 2moro, any ideas on how to get rid of it? never liked it anyway
Hmmm . . . Wellllllllll . . . I always used to soak me old airfix model parts in warm water to get the transfers off rofl


But seriously . . . . the old hair drier trick might work . . . can't remember who it was on here has done this before . . . . . Weasley ???

I think your right Tel, Weasley had to remove some 'Rim' tape with a hair dryer! pmsl
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Post  Cheshirecat on Fri Feb 15 2013, 18:46

New fairings all fitted what a pain in the ass but worth the trouble will post pics later on!
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Post  Cheshirecat on Sat Feb 16 2013, 21:19

Ok so here goes,

Nose come on (what a pain had to do a fair bit of twisting and pulling)



Left side fairing on (was very easy)



Then fitted rear panels & tank shell (These rear panels were not an exact copy and took some alterations to make em fit)



Right fairing fitted (was easy)



So its all done and is looking pretty god damn nice in my opinion, over to you guys, what do you reckon?
Sorry pics are small I had to take em on phone as was out and about on bike.....









Hope you enjoyed looking!

Kit used was £331 off Ebay, £26 customs charge took about 3 weeks from order to delivery!





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Post  Panzerbuilder on Sat Feb 16 2013, 22:13

IMHO very nice job. Very Happy

Filled her up yet? Does the tank overcoat obstruct much?
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Post  Rosco on Sat Feb 16 2013, 22:32

Nice one.

Looking good Kev. Smile

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Post  ellie on Sat Feb 16 2013, 23:52

What a sexy little mofo you have there Kev!

Have fun! green smile
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Post  TomCom on Sun Feb 17 2013, 04:21

I was thinking about this kit from thesame seller last year when i crash my last bike. I was wandering how good they are.
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Post  Cheshirecat on Sun Feb 17 2013, 08:03

@Panzerbuilder wrote:IMHO very nice job. Very Happy

Filled her up yet? Does the tank overcoat obstruct much?

Filled up twice yesterday £10 a time (don't like riding with a full tank extra weight)

No probs at all filling up, the shell does not affect opening the fuel cap...
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Post  Cheshirecat on Sun Feb 17 2013, 08:05

@TomCom wrote:I was thinking about this kit from thesame seller last year when i crash my last bike. I was wandering how good they are.

Quality ain't as good as OEM fairings but a lot cheaper and looks pretty good for the money mate ..
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Post  Rampers on Sun Feb 17 2013, 08:10

Thevbike looks good buddy you have me thinking about doing mine now lol
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Post  Stu on Sun Feb 17 2013, 20:03

Nice looking bike, good job.
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Post  Radar on Sun Feb 17 2013, 23:03

Looks good, always liked the Yamaha racing block schemes.
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Post  ogzimbo on Sun Feb 17 2013, 23:12

looks great... I got a new set off ebay for my rebuilt thundercat... they took twice as long to get here but i like the finish.... pics soon
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Post  Cheshirecat on Sun Feb 17 2013, 23:41

@ogzimbo wrote:looks great... I got a new set off ebay for my rebuilt thundercat... they took twice as long to get here but i like the finish.... pics soon

Yeah can see your bike in your avatar, looks nice mate!
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Post  Wowey on Sun Mar 10 2013, 07:44

oo same as mine sweeet
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Post  Cheshirecat on Sun Mar 10 2013, 19:32

@Wowey wrote:oo same as mine sweeet

Yes and clearly this is now the fastest colour scheme of all!!
I've just ordered another front fender (black one)....... I didn't leave my disc lock on and smash the red one up!!! where did you get the fairings from? and how much was they? please tell me to piss off If I'm being too nosey lol

One more thing get it to BC5 so I have a twin!!
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Post  Wowey on Sun Mar 10 2013, 19:37

Theres a few on ere now. I ordered the raised petrol cap too think i paid about 350 for everything. Still love it. Everyone comments
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Sun Mar 10 2013, 22:09

I've been looking at these too as mine aren't in the best condition. They seem helpful as they'll paint it whatever colours you want.

What sort of modifications did you have to do with the tail pieces to make them fit?

You mentioned a raised petrol cap, was this from the same seller?

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