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Old 11-25-2018, 06:52 AM
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Melouse, VTR1000RR owner

Hi everyone !
My name is Mel, i'm 39, i'm an aeronautic mechanic, and i'm french (so please, forgive me for my english).
i'd like to introduce my superchicken.
It's a 2000 model, with "few" modifications...
I found a lot of informations to do the mods on this forum, so thanks you everybody !
-cbr1000rr front forks with ohlins NIX30 cartridges inside
-cbr954rr 330mm front brake discs
-gsxr 1000 k8 front brake calipers
-cbr1000rr front master cylinder
- cbr600fs front wheel
-rvt1000r SP1 swingarm
-cbr929rr rear shock absorber
-homemade subframe (designed for dual seat)
-cbr600rr 2006 fairings
And lots of other mods
Hope you'll like !

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Bienvenue C’est un beau vélo, et le meilleur échange de carénage que j’ai jamais vu ... Bien fait





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That is a nice looking bike, and the best fairing swap I have every seen...Well Done

And please excuse my French, I cheated and used Google translator ...so its possible I said "Welcome, nice looking poodle, best enchanged baguette I have peed on "
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Tell us about the faring swap please.

Other then custom mounts for it..was the CBR fairing modified at all to fit? Material added or removed?
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Well, actually, if you hang on the Idea of swapping the fairings without making custom brackets, you will make nothing good, with a "Much too high" front fairing, and a "much too low" rear fairing, like almost all the fairings swaps i've Seen on superhawk.
i made a custom rear subframe and a custom adjustable front fairing bracket in order to fit the whole fairing kit without modifying it that much.
The rear fairing is almost full stock, and the front one modifications only consist in cutting some plastic to make it match to the radiators and engine shape.
now i'm a the point where i'm going to disassemble the entire bike in order to make every custom part "pretty" (mostly finish and painting). So i will be able to take pictures of all the brackets if you want
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tabarnac cest une belle job sur ta fairing.
jaitais a paris, Toulon et la corse. la corse a des belle rue pour moto.
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Thanks a lot !
but the most difficult was not the fairing Swap.
Absolutly NOTHING came "plug n play" with the front and rear ends swaps ! Lol
there were easyer swaps to do for the forks and swingarm, but i found the RC arm for 30$, and i wanted later CBR forks.... So Big Big work for châssis adaptations, link parts machining, fully adjustable rear sets making, and all of that....
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those rearsets look nice, and unique. nice
are you going to powder coat the wheels?
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For the rear sets, i don't really Know where they come from.... I had them in my garage since years.
i made a system with 2 mounting holes that allows me to adjust the "AFT/Fwd" position, and an adjustable rod for the vertical position.
For the wheels, of course i am going to do something, but i'm not yet sure of the color i want....
Maybe grey or gold.....

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Originally Posted by melouse View Post
Well, actually, if you hang on the Idea of swapping the fairings without making custom brackets, you will make nothing good, with a "Much too high" front fairing, and a "much too low" rear fairing, like almost all the fairings swaps i've Seen on superhawk.
i made a custom rear subframe and a custom adjustable front fairing bracket in order to fit the whole fairing kit without modifying it that much.
The rear fairing is almost full stock, and the front one modifications only consist in cutting some plastic to make it match to the radiators and engine shape.
now i'm a the point where i'm going to disassemble the entire bike in order to make every custom part "pretty" (mostly finish and painting). So i will be able to take pictures of all the brackets if you want
Yes absolutely would like to see pictures of the fairing brackets, and yes that was my point I understand they are required to be custom made to fit the fairing correctly.
Yours, the fairings really seem to fit he lines of the VTR frame and envelop the motor well.
The swap would give me the improved twin headlight bulb design I need to use two HID projectors.. As well as cbr600rr 2006 fairings are much easier to find than good used VTR fairings.
Question, which 2006 CBR600 fairings were used.?

CBR600rr or CBR600f4 both are listed for 2006 and use different "upper cowling"
From the pictures you posted I think you used the CBR600F4i but would like to confirm that.

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I used a 2005/2007 cbr600rr fairings kit for the entire bike (rear and front), as the last year of production for the F4i was 2003 (in France).
the only part of the fairing kit i didn't use is the fuel tank cover (that doesn't fit)

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Originally Posted by melouse View Post
I used a 2005/2007 cbr600rr fairings kit for the entire bike (rear and front), as the last year of production for the F4i was 2003 (in France).
the only part of the fairing kit i didn't use is the fuel tank cover (that doesn't fit)
Ahh ok you used an after market fairing kit. How was the fit? Tabs? holes? over all looks?

Seeing as one of the biggest complaints on the after market plastic is the fastener hole locations being slightly off, or ill fitting...and this swap uses custom hangers... That issue goes away.
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Welcome Mel. Awesome looking, um,, VTR? Lol.

Is that a set of oe cct's I see?
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Ahh ok you used an after market fairing kit. How was the fit? Tabs? holes? over all looks?

Seeing as one of the biggest complaints on the after market plastic is the fastener hole locations being slightly off, or ill fitting...and this swap uses custom hangers... That issue goes away.
I used a chinese kit. For 350€ on eBay, i've had ABSOLUTLY all !!!! The smoked screen, the heat Shield for the exhaust, the ram air intake, all the plastics that go inside the fairing....... ALL !
It looked very nice for the Price, and the holes........ I made the brackets for the holes where they were (as you said)....
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Welcome Mel. Awesome looking, um,, VTR? Lol.

Is that a set of oe cct's I see?
Wouah ! "OE CCT's".......
Excuse me, i only have the english bases.... So i don't Know what a oe cct is......
and for the name, it's now a VTR1000RR ! Lol
In Honda vocabulary, the "F" models are "road-sport" bikes, the "RR" ones are more radical, and the "SP" ones are almost track-bikes.
Mine is between a VTR1000F and a vtr1000 SP1... So i called it VTR1000RR....
That my vision of what Honda should have done to really challenge the ducati 916 they were aiming.

edit: maybe cct is cam chain tensioner..... Am i right ? And OE ?
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Correct. Looks like the factory auto cam chain tensioner, no?
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It is ! The engine is full stock (for the moment)
what do you use on your engine ?
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It is ! The engine is full stock (for the moment)
what do you use on your engine ?
Not the OEM autos which have a fine wire coil spring that commonly fails which causes cams to go out of time and a crash of valves with pistons.
The common replacement is a manually adjusted tensioner I use APE Racer Parts currently HT1000VTR-PRO and have used a set from KCCT Products Page as well as the older design (still available) from APE
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Ok, thanks for the information !
but, with those manual tensioners, how do you Know that you apply the good tension to your chain ?
Is there a specific torque to apply ?
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Ok, thanks for the information !
but, with those manual tensioners, how do you Know that you apply the good tension to your chain ?
Is there a specific torque to apply ?
There are several good write ups to help with the install.

Manual Cam Chain Tensioner Installation Guide (MCCT's) - VTR1000.ORG


https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...pe-ccts-11275/

Read though both, ask questions,,,,or clarify what you think it says...its a good way for someone to read your thoughts on the process and "see" there is a mistake or confusion.
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Originally Posted by melouse View Post
For the rear sets, i don't really Know where they come from.... I had them in my garage since years.
i made a system with 2 mounting holes that allows me to adjust the "AFT/Fwd" position, and an adjustable rod for the vertical position.
For the wheels, of course i am going to do something, but i'm not yet sure of the color i want....
Maybe grey or gold.....
those rearsets look really cool. they really are unique, like nothing I have seen before. thanks for the close up shot.
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Well...... Here i am.....


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Well...... Here i am.....


OUCH!!! Are you okay?
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Doesn't matter....... But yes.... Thanks
when i got the bike up, i didn't notice that my clutch cover was broken ......
My engine was empty of oil, and i came back home without a good lubrification (about 10km/6,5miles).
I hope i didn't damage everything inside......
So sad.......
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Wow! glad your ok!
What happened?
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#1: you are ok. good for that
#2: hopefully this bad start with your vtr doesn't put you off
#3: hopefully the bike can be repaired easily
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Doesn't matter....... But yes....
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Actually it does matter. We're all glad to hear you are in fact ok. Bikes and parts can be replaced. Be those fairings are easier to find than the originals! Ask me how I know...


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I understand.... What i was meaning is that the human body auto-repares itself, while my bike needs money i don't own.....
but maybe we can help each other !
Are you still looking for OEM fairings ?
Mine is in good condition, ans guess wich rare color it is ?????
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I have all the fairing parts
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