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Old 02-15-2013, 05:58 PM
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Anyone have any pics of a VTR with just the front fairing removed, leaving the headlight and gauges intact?

Been pondering this look on mine for awhile, just not super pysched about pulling the fairing off and then putting it back on without cracking anything.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:03 PM
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:21 PM
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Sorry, meant the stock gauges and stock headlight. Looks like all the colored fairing pieces would come right off around it all.
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The headlight is mounted to the fairing via 4 bolts. If you were to take off the plastics the fairing stay bracket and guages would stay but the headlight would stay with the plastics...

I'm going naked because towards the end of last season I wrecked my bike and f*****d up the plastics... I'm making a custom
Headlight from the bixenon internals of a BMW headlight and some custom bodywork in the form of a belly pan and radiator shrouds.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:45 PM
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If you go to the members rides section there are a lot... a ton of naked VTRs on this site and many good writeups for their builds...

In the cosmetic mods section you'll find various gauge assemblies retrofitted as well as headlight assemblies...

There's also writeups and info regarding options instead of having the side mount radiators...
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:50 PM
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It is fairly simple to remove the whole front fairings... 4 fairing bolts 2 on each side, 4 mirror nuts. You may or may not have a small bracket on the insides where the radiators are, displace that. Pull the whole thing forward about 6 inches and unplug all 4 lights and then pull the whole thing off and your left with the fairing stay and gauges... good luck
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:17 AM
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I understand perfectly well what you're after... here's an old photo floating around on the innerwebs for a long time of a black VTR as you describe. I like the look. So much so that when I suffered a mild crash, I ran it like that for a few years. Mine is the red one. Light and surround held on with four heavy duty zip ties, what else?
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:08 AM
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The last two were exactly what I'm looking for, thanks.

Also, thanks for the info that the headlight is attached.
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it is just zipped tied on so I could go riding, it would take some modding to make permanent. The side fairings suppose to hold headlight and center fairing in place
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:34 AM
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Looks pretty cool COLE.
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I just joined the forum today...and am wondering how to post a new thread? I had turned my SuperHawk in a "streetfigher"... I removed the entire front fairing, made a custom aluminum bracket that bolted to the forks, and mounted a FatBob headlight assembly (I like the FatBob light, because high and low are both on no matter what). I'm looking for interest to sell the assembly. I went partially back to stock. Trimmed the fairing, and put on ProTaper FatBars.... anyone interested? I can post pics...(if I can figure out how!!) thanks, smredrider73
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:59 AM
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In the upper left, under site navigation, click on the "forum" or "homepage" link. Then click on the forum category you'd like to post in ("classifieds" would be a good place to start if you're selling something) Then, once you're in the category, at the top of the thread posts, there is a button for "new thread". And you're off!
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:00 AM
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great, thanks!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:13 PM
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No idea what you intended to post or link... but what you ended up with is this
http://mail.aol.com/37709-111/aol-6/...Inbox&partId=1
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:38 PM
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SharkSkinz offers a headlight mounting bracket that will mount the headlight directly to the front subframe. It is a couple of pieces of aluminum bent/welded properly for an easy fit, you just have to drill a couple of holes.

That said, it would be very simple to DIY with some aluminum, a vice, a drill, hacksaw, file, and a few eyeball measurements. I want to make sure you are aware of that option in case someone wants to represent that buying a kit with all the hard work done for you is a stupid waste of money. They're $42 now, I think I paid $30. Me, a couple hours on Saturday are easily worth $50, so pulling something out of a box and bolting it up is worth it to me. You may not value your Saturday morning as much as I do, so YMMV.

Here's the link for you to throw money away should you decide to be as stupid as I apparently am.

HEADLIGHT BRACKETS (VTR1000)
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:46 AM
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HOPEFULLY IT WORKED THIS TIME
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:54 PM
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no fairings

thinking of going back to it...

back when the bike had no fairings

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Old 03-02-2019, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by supermarto View Post
I understand perfectly well what you're after... here's an old photo floating around on the innerwebs for a long time of a black VTR as you describe. I like the look. So much so that when I suffered a mild crash, I ran it like that for a few years. Mine is the red one. Light and surround held on with four heavy duty zip ties, what else?
I really like this look with the side fairings off and the headlight, cluster and screen still in place.
Did the windscreen need to be trimmed to work like that? I dont have the VTR in my possession yet to have a look, due to extraneous circumstances, will be picking it up next week.
Also, do these bikes overheat more with the side fairings removed?
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Nice, another revival of a dead thread
No, they do not overheat with fairings off.
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Old 03-02-2019, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by NHSH View Post
Nice, another revival of a dead thread
No, they do not overheat with fairings off.
Thats what dead threads are for!
cheers, good to know!
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