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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-19-2006, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sharkskins install ?

SO i got these nice new Skarkskins all painted up and installed, they look great but they seem to be a bit "sloppy" or just seem to move around a bit too much, not nearly as attached as the factory stuff.

The area that concerns me the most is the area near the kickstand that just seems to be flapping in the breese. I removed the factory fairing mount that came off the lower left side, as no holes existed in the sharkskins for this mount.

I have sato framesliders cut and mounted and have some thick highdensity foam that is in some other choice locations. seemed to tighten it up a bit, but still a bit too sloppy for my liking.. any suggestions? should i drill the fairings for the lower mount?

Also these damm Dzus fasteners are flapping in the breese as well, thought these should fit snugly against the bodywork?
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Dzus fasteners will sometimes require small plastic spacers to fit correctly if the proper size Dzus wasn't received/ordered. They usually come with them. As far as the lower part of the fairing, I would drill it to fit in the stock location. :twocents


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Post pics!!!
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I removed the factory fairing mount that came off the lower left side, as no holes existed in the sharkskins for this mount.
Put it back on and drill a hole in the lower fairing. It won't move anymore.

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I made some brackets that go from the fairing to the attach brackets on the frame:









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I asked the exact question about the fairing where the kickstand was and I ended up making a bracket from a couple inch long piece of aluminum stock and a couple screws. works good and i dont take the piece off the fairing so i dont risk scratching the paint when taking it off for maint...

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Ha you beat me to the punch with pics even!!!

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I made some brackets that go from the fairing to the attach brackets on the frame:








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Jesus Greyhound you dont half-ass a single thing...got to tip my hat...

Now can i get some of those for mine??
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Jesus Greyhound you dont half-ass a single thing...got to tip my hat...

Now can i get some of those for mine??
+1. I made brackets like those, but damn they didn't come out that nice.

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