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Old 10-05-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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Question Fairing Panel Foam

what is the purpose of the foam on the inside of a fairing?? protection from heat, vibration, rattling, etc ... or is it just there?
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:53 AM   #2
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1) Noise abosorption
2) Some heat protection, although the areas that are the most vulnerable to heat have the foil type heat panels on them.
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Only Kawasaki is doing the foam thing if I remember correct. Everyone else is looking to keep the weight off the bike.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:06 AM   #4
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My stock 600rr bodywork had quite a bit of foam in it too.
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sounds like the world doesn't come to an end if it's removed and i just need to be aware of hotspots by looking for foil or where there would logically be a hot spot
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sounds like the world doesn't come to an end if it's removed and i just need to be aware of hotspots by looking for foil or where there would logically be a hot spot
It is there for a reason. Not gonna go any faster by removing it.
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It is there for a reason. Not gonna go any faster by removing it.
im guessing he had to replace the fairing and not remove it for performance.
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Only Kawasaki is doing the foam thing if I remember correct. Everyone else is looking to keep the weight off the bike.
you said cowasaki in the other thread you obviously don't think much of kawasakis weight on sport bikes do you???
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autoro is correct ... i'm replacing the fairings ... the bike is/ was silver but new fairings are green ... hence i need to paint
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:50 AM   #10
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Probably to keep it off of some parts that are not to good for plastic.
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:15 PM   #11
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autoro is correct ... i'm replacing the fairings ... the bike is/ was silver but new fairings are green ... hence i need to paint
Why dont you just paint it all green. The proper kawasaki color
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autoro is correct ... i'm replacing the fairings ... the bike is/ was silver but new fairings are green ... hence i need to paint
botch my name again, why dont ya' :eh:
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