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05 R6 Upper Sharkskinz install question - March 18, 2008, 11:39 AM

I have a question on installing my Sharkskinz upper fairings. The used race fairings I bought had holes drilled in them in the top rear of the fairing by the tank. What kind of bracket do I need to make or install to provide a mounting point? Any pictures would be very helpful.

You can see the part of the fairings I need a bracket for in the following two pictures of my street fairings. The black dots indicate where the race fairings had holes drilled in them. As you can see in the pictures the right side of the fairing is pretty flush but the left side isn't close at all.




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you attach them to the fairing stay and the fairing below that is it

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Um... take out the headlights and they might fit better?


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I was going to say that


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Um... take out the headlights and they might fit better?
Those are pictures of the street sharkskinz. I'm dense but not THAT dense.

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Um... take out the headlights and they might fit better?
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There's a clip which you should be able to screw in that part of the fairings however, race plastic is not made to cover head lights so remove them and everything should line up.

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I have a question on installing my Sharkskinz upper fairings. The used race fairings I bought had holes drilled in them in the top rear of the fairing by the tank. What kind of bracket do I need to make or install to provide a mounting point? Any pictures would be very helpful.

You can see the part of the fairings I need a bracket for in the following two pictures of my street fairings. The black dots indicate where the race fairings had holes drilled in them. As you can see in the pictures the right side of the fairing is pretty flush but the left side isn't close at all.




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i don't think u need to do anything on that

mine didn't have a hole so i didn't use it


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Those are pictures of the street sharkskinz. I'm dense but not THAT dense.

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There's a clip which you should be able to screw in that part of the fairings however, race plastic is not made to cover head lights so remove them and everything should line up.

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See above post about headlights.

Not sure what clip you're talking about. If you've got a picture that would be great.

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I totally missed the head light thing lol


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i don't think u need to do anything on that

mine didn't have a hole so i didn't use it
The race fairings (not pictured) fit pretty well but the left side of the street fairing was built warped so it doesn't come close to the frame . Since the race fairings had been modified for a mounting point at that location I figured fabricating some sort of bracket would of been a pretty common mod.

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See above post about headlights.

Not sure what clip you're talking about. If you've got a picture that would be great.

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Mine are a bit different, they use the stock covers so that same hole on mine has a clip where a hex bolt fits.

However, as Totnac said, you don't have to secure that portion of the fairing, on my bike right now I left the stock covers off (intake covers) so that part of the fairing isn't attached to anything.

As others said, you should remove the head lights because the fit isn't designed to fit over head lights.


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As others said, you should remove the head lights because the fit isn't designed to fit over head lights.
I believe he is installing this:


in which case yes, the headlights do indeed stay.


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I believe he is installing this:


in which case yes, the headlights do indeed stay.
Gotcha...I think everyone was thinking race plastic instead of street plastic.

If that's the case it sounds like a fitment issue...not sure I can help since I run hotbodies on my bike.

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I believe he is installing this:
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in which case yes, the headlights do indeed stay.
Yup that's it. I have two sets of Sharkskinz a street set and a race set. I'm not too worried about the fit on the race set but I would like the street set to look good. Actually the race set fits better than the street set and really doesn't need any more attachment points.

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