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Old 06-21-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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SOLO TAILS.....NEED ADVICE PLEASE

I'm looking to get a solo tail for my '92 750. I've been looking at Sharkskinz and Airtech. Does anyone have experience with either one? There are no instruction available online to see the installation methods. From what Jason at Sharkskinz is telling me, theirs installs just like the factory tail sections, only as one piece, not three. He also tried to talk me out of buying theirs because I would have to cut out for the tail lights. Airtech doesn't say how theirs attaches and I can't get hold of anyone there to answer my questions. From the pics on their website, it doesn't appear that the Airtech has the little bullet shaped piece that snaps in under the tank, but I can't tell. Unfortunately, neither company has much info on their websites. Sharkskinz will only communicate by e-mail and Airtech won't respond. I really want to get a solo tail and I'm getting pretty frustrated. Also, I don't want to do a ton of fabricating to make one work. If I was going to go that route, I would modify the stock tail to be a solo. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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DOnt listen to that suckubus.

Keep the gixxer, and make it nice.

Nice like mine lol. keep it old school
do you have a good side view of yours bibob65 I see part of in your sig, it looks nioce from what I can see, I like old skool Oh and sharkskinz ftw! But Ive seen airtech too and I thought it look solid to,
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DOnt listen to that suckubus.

Keep the gixxer, and make it nice.

Nice like mine lol. keep it old school

He knows he should anyway so shut it!
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Ive got the Airtech Upper and tail on mine right now.
I worked on the upper for 6 hours to get it to line up with the lowers,

and put countless hours on the tail to make it look half . Airtech makes a sturdy product, but requires way to much trimming, refiberglassing and what not to make it look presentable.

But all that bodywork is temp. till I can afford to get my original yoshi race bodywork fixed right. It has to be stripped fix the small cracks, lay more carbonfiber, then regel coat and paint.



But The next tail peice I put on the bike will be the sharkskinz that uses the stock tail.
very clean work! looks really good!
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I'll probably be keepin my old skool Gixxer for a sportbike until the tires fall off. My next new bike is probably going to be a Street Bob. I love toolin around on the Gixxer, but as the days/years wear on, I am starting to realize that I'm not getting any younger (I turned 44 yesterday) and the sportbike riding position is tearing my back up! It will come to a point sometime in the future where I will 'fighter the Gixxer just to keep the comfort up a little. For now I'm adding LED signals, solo tail, hugger and then possibly new paint. The solid black thing is getting old, plus the chick I bought the bike from really didn't do a quality job on it.

As far as buying a new bike........ If I wanted your opinion, I'd wipe it from between my a$$ cheeks! j/k
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go sharkskin bud. airtech is anymore
I was hopin you'd chime in Bob. You work on old school stuff all the time. Does the Sharkskinz stuff attach the same way as the stock tail? I know that I have to cut out for the tail lights, but are there any other mods that you know of that are required?
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I think if you get the one for the street you do not have to cut out for the rear tail light at all.


But if you get the superbike one I could help you make up a nice bright led light for the brake and turn signal.


It should mount in the stock place.
That sounds cool. I am actually mounting the cat eye LED turn signals in the next few days, but the LED brakes would be awesome! I am trying to make myself be seen a little more. I already have the HID high/low beams and will have the LED signals tomorrow. I didn't even know that they had a street version of the solo tail. The guy that I talked to at Sharkskinz only talked about having to cut out for tail lights on the superbike version and actually tried to talk me out of buying their product for street riding.
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I'll probably be keepin my old skool Gixxer for a sportbike until the tires fall off. My next new bike is probably going to be a Street Bob. I love toolin around on the Gixxer, but as the days/years wear on, I am starting to realize that I'm not getting any younger (I turned 44 yesterday) and the sportbike riding position is tearing my back up! It will come to a point sometime in the future where I will 'fighter the Gixxer just to keep the comfort up a little. For now I'm adding LED signals, solo tail, hugger and then possibly new paint. The solid black thing is getting old, plus the chick I bought the bike from really didn't do a quality job on it.

As far as buying a new bike........ If I wanted your opinion, I'd wipe it from between my a$$ cheeks! j/k

You are just an old grumpy man so dont take it out on me since I have a cooler bike

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But that newer bike sure does have alot more scratches than his old bike.
It's amazing how those scratches show up when you KEEP DROPPING THE BIKE!
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Ducati Streetfighter- YES
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^^^^^^

Wait 'til I'm finished with it Lauren. It's probably going red/black/silver or something similar.

BTW.... Bob, I may be looking for a cheap stock swingarm if you know somewhere that I could start looking.
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Is the '93 a direct bolt-on, or would there be mods required?

The whole reason I'm looking into one is that my bike was dropped by the previous owner at one time and the swingarm has a gouge in it from where the exhaust can hit it.
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Wait 'til I'm finished with it Lauren. It's probably going red/black/silver or something similar.

BTW.... Bob, I may be looking for a cheap stock swingarm if you know somewhere that I could start looking.

I am sure you will tell me about it over and over and over again and make me go look at it at least once a week!

Too bad you just sold your helmet that would have matched your new color sceme. BTW pink and black FTW!
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I am sure you will tell me about it over and over and over again and make me go look at it at least once a week!

Too bad you just sold your helmet that would have matched your new color sceme. BTW pink and black FTW!
I'm sure I won't

The red one was too big, and I like the black better. It'll match my Street Bob when I get it.

That's a WAY overdone color combo for a girl's bike.
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Oh, if your looking for one without a gouge in it, then I have a nice 1100 with swingarm and wheel,

Check houstongixxer and see if anyone has done it.
How much do you want for the swingarm/wheel combo if I decide to do it?

What year is the swingarm from?

Does the 1100 wheel match my 750 wheel?

Send me a PM with the answers if you get a chance.
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