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Old 07-15-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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Racers! I got a question

Ok so i finally got my body work in from Larry. I'm trying to mount it now. i got all the stock stuff off the R1. Now the questions.

1. will there obviously be some trimming i have to do with the body work?

2. on the 2007 R1 how do i get the air dams to fit?

3. What size drill bit do i use to mount the zues fasteners?

4. is this always this much of a pain in the ??? lol

thanks for any feedback. right now the bike is at NorthhoustonCBR's place. in pieces if anyone may be free tomm night that might be willing to help it would be greatly appreciate
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You'll see at the end of all of this, why everyone suggests the Attack bodywork.
No triming, no fuss, just drill the dimples and mount it up.

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*Disclaimer*
I have not worked with this brand of bodywork yet despite trying to get a sample to work with, so I don't have first hand experience with this brand- I believe Tony (Houseofpain) does have experience with it though.

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1. will there obviously be some trimming i have to do with the body work?
Sometimes with "inferior brands", yes, you'll have to do some if not a lot of trimming. I always fit twice and then fit again before trimming. Sometimes adjustments can be made. Often, the "cheap" bodywork will require trimming.
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2. on the 2007 R1 how do i get the air dams to fit?
Trial and error. Do the best you can without breaking anything. Sometimes it takes a long time to get it to fit, sometimes it won't fit without modifications.

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3. What size drill bit do i use to mount the zues fasteners?
As a rule of thumb, I measure the drill bit against the circumference of the Dzus. It usually works out to be about 5/16ths, and to go a hair bigger won't hurt. Just measure the "width" of the Dzus and go from there.

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4. is this always this much of a pain in the ??? lol
Like I mentioned, I've never worked with this particular brand; however, I have worked with many brands that are "like" this brand, and 99.999% of the time, you'll have a hard time with it.

Be patient, and don't cut anything until you're satisfied that you've tried all the options and adjustments you can. I've seen plenty of people eff up perfectly good bodywork because they were impatient and didn't take the time to mount it properly.

If you're near the SW side, I can be available at my shop to lend a hand on Thursday.
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if anyone may be free tomm night that might be willing to help it would be greatly appreciate
I think I can make it.
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You'll see at the end of all of this, why everyone suggests the Attack bodywork.
No triming, no fuss, just drill the dimples and mount it up.

John
unfortunately i'm not rich I wish i was though! but i got what i could for the money i had available. anything will work to save the stock body work. expensive lol.

Thanks Tom! unfortunately i'm up in the humble area and work 10-7. Thanks for all the info!


And NorthhoustonCBR SHUT UP!!! lol. i'll see you at your house tonight haha.
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I think he sales them for $300 a set plus tax. I went with E-racing myself for the same price and the fit was pretty good. It did require a little trimming, but not a big deal if you got a dremal.
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i think its on a piece by piece quality difference.
every one i talk to 'bout my hotbodies says they are not worth the box they were shipped in LOL.
i had no trobles installing them,about an hour or so.
what brand are trying to install?
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Ok so i finally got my body work in from Larry. I'm trying to mount it now. i got all the stock stuff off the R1. Now the questions.

1. will there obviously be some trimming i have to do with the body work?

2. on the 2007 R1 how do i get the air dams to fit?

3. What size drill bit do i use to mount the zues fasteners?

4. is this always this much of a pain in the ??? lol

thanks for any feedback. right now the bike is at NorthhoustonCBR's place. in pieces if anyone may be free tomm night that might be willing to help it would be greatly appreciate

Hey Justin.. Dude dont sweat it. Even the top notch body work requires some mods from my experiences.. In the past I have run Vortex, Hotbodies, and mostly my favorite "Shark Skinz".( Which I run now.) I have never once NOT had to modify the body work by trimming in some way. Never have run Attack. But just try to get you an air tool with a grinder wheel. Cuts right throught it. Be sure to MEASURE TWICE and DRILL/CUTT ONCE! As far as the drill bit. Spend the extra money at Lowes/HomeDepot and buy an "UNI BIT"(has all size drill bits in one.) It will let you drill without messing up the holes. Call me if I can help.
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Hey Justin.. Dude dont sweat it. Even the top notch body work requires some mods from my experiences.. In the past I have run Vortex, Hotbodies, and mostly my favorite "Shark Skinz".( Which I run now.) I have never once NOT had to modify the body work by trimming in some way. Never have run Attack. But just try to get you an air tool with a grinder wheel. Cuts right throught it. Be sure to MEASURE TWICE and DRILL/CUTT ONCE! As far as the drill bit. Spend the extra money at Lowes/HomeDepot and buy an "UNI BIT"(has all size drill bits in one.) It will let you drill without messing up the holes. Call me if I can help.
I've painted literally hundreds of sets of different bodywork brands over the years, and BY FAR Attack kills them all. Even Sharkskinz. Sharkskinz has gone down hill a bit over the past couple of years, their fit is not what it used to be. Attack OWNS everything out there. Period. I also happen to know someone that sells this bodywork and can get it for a better price than the on-line price that's 15% off (hint, ask Patrick...)

I did a "bodywork guide" some years ago and posted it, but it is lost in cyberspace- I'll post this link I did for SVRider.com:

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=46077

I posted that in '06/7 some time, it still holds true for most of the stuff out there. There is some new stuff out since I wrote that, but by and large all the major brands are represented.

Read the first post I did there and see if it helps
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thanks guys for the insight. hopefully with the few of us there tonight we'll be able to get it done! but all the info is greatly appreciated.
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I've painted literally hundreds of sets of different bodywork brands over the years, and BY FAR Attack kills them all. Even Sharkskinz. Sharkskinz has gone down hill a bit over the past couple of years, their fit is not what it used to be. Attack OWNS everything out there. Period. I also happen to know someone that sells this bodywork and can get it for a better price than the on-line price that's 15% off (hint, ask Patrick...)

I did a "bodywork guide" some years ago and posted it, but it is lost in cyberspace- I'll post this link I did for SVRider.com:

http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=46077

I posted that in '06/7 some time, it still holds true for most of the stuff out there. There is some new stuff out since I wrote that, but by and large all the major brands are represented.

Read the first post I did there and see if it helps
This man sure knows his stuff and I can concurred to his reccomendation. I have experienced with a few different brands but none has surpass the attack bodywork in fitment, finishes, quality.
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I'm not rich either, it just comes down to my time is worth more than messing with this stuff for hours on end. I have mounted 3 sets of Attack bodywork on 3 different machines and I have yet to have to trim or push or pull anything. It mounted right up to the factory mounts....even the frame slider hole was perfect.

Good luck though and post some pics of that bad boy when your done.

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mounting bodywork is alot easier than it seams. I have used many sets of yoshimitzu (my body work) I have never had to trim yet. If you cant get it just bring it by my shop, it will take about 15 minutes. bring your stop watch.
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I guess im the only person who has had problems with Attack.

dont get me wrong tho, Im happy with what I have.

but it just doesnt fit right. I think its like someone else said, its a peice by peice instance.

Tho, Im sure Attack is prolly top dog right now as far as fit and finish.

It prolly crashes better, but im not wanting to find out. lol


to me track body work is track body work.... it doesnt have to be 100% perfect for me to be happy, it just

has to look decent while haning on the bike. Street body work tho, is a diff story.
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mounting bodywork is alot easier than it seams. I have used many sets of yoshimitzu (my body work) I have never had to trim yet. If you cant get it just bring it by my shop, it will take about 15 minutes. bring your stop watch.
i'm going to bring it to tony. he's coming to the rescue i'm just so irritated with it right now lol. i'll get pics up when it's done


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[QUOTE=S_M_J82;1318476] i'm just so irritated with it right now [QUOTE]

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I bought a set from launchpad (larry) and it was really straight forward to mount up, fit and finish is pretty good. I really have no complaints and would buy another set in a heartbeat. I think it took me a total of about 30 mins to get it knocked out. I'll post pics of the finished product once Houseofpain(Tony) gets the paint layed down...

Justin...larry is located at MSRH, as soon as you enter the gate he's in the first set of garages to the left.
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are u sure u got the right set for ur year model ?
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are u sure u got the right set for ur year model ?

the upper and tail fit fine with a few places that need a little trim. The lower is kind of jacked up. Off about an inch or so.

You should have came by....go green I dont care what Justin says. lol
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