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|06-03-2012, 07:10 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Experience: 3 years
Track Plastics install ??
Ok, Im about to attempt to drill and install my track plastics that I got from Tony at House of Paint!
What are some tips / tricks yall would recommend for a noob??
Thanks in advance!
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|06-03-2012, 08:49 PM||#3|
Yeah I'm flippin' YOU off
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'74 Suzuki GT380
'82 XS650 StreetTracker
'17 Triumph Thruxton R
'83 Yamaha Seca 900
Go slow, double check everything before you make a hole and please use Dzus fasteners.
If you go down and the bodywork is held on with tiewraps it will explode.
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|06-03-2012, 09:14 PM||#5|
Grip it and Rip it!!
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Missouri city
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Experience: 8 years
07 R6 Track/Race (sold)
08 R6 Track/Race-RIP
When you are drilling.. Make sure you dont get any fiber glass anywhere on your skin. That will hurt like a !!.
Now installing them? Make sure to throw them on and take a look where the mounting points are and where they are going to attach.
|06-04-2012, 09:03 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SW Houston
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Experience: 5 years
05 Ninja ZX-10R (Street)
05 Ninja 636 (Track)
08 Ninja 650R (Sold)
06 Ninja 650R (Sold)
Got mine last week and installed them for the first time as well.
I mounted the upper on the bike first, then mounted the lower.
Lined up where the upper and lower met and threw the DZUS fastener clips on where I wanted them to go.
Mark where you're going to drill and go through them.
Worked pretty well for me. As for the fasteners, it'll depend on your bike. I bought 6 from Houston Superbikes ($3/each) and only ended up using 5 of them. My right side where the upper and lower met was a lot wider than my left.
|06-04-2012, 03:58 PM||#7|
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Spring, TX
mount upper first, then the lower. drill small holes, then use a step bit and work your way up to the correct hole size.
armour bodies usually fits reallllly well. so you shouldn't have a problem at all bro. if you do, feel free to bring the bike by my shop and i'll help ya out with it.
|06-04-2012, 04:25 PM||#8|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Experience: 4 years
I would think as with most fiber composites it helps to put a piece of tape over the area where you are going to drill your hole. This helps to make a cleaner hole IMO. Also less mess and fibers to stick yourself with.