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'89 CBR600 Restore or upgrade or street fighter

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:52 PM
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So I'm in the process of fixing up a 1989 CBR600 I recently purchased and now that all the mechanical things are taken care of I am at a fork in the road. Do I keep it original by getting mostly new OEM replacement fairings and getting them painted? Upgrade the fairings to a newer set off an F2 or F3? Or go street fighter with it and just rip off the fairings? I'm just looking for opinions. Thanks all!
 
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:10 PM
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Personally I would streetfighter... I almost bought a late 80's 1000 to do it but couldnt talk the wife into it
 
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I'm thinking cost wise that might be the best option for sure. Anyone know what it would cost to powder coat the exposed metal if I do that? I do have a black and orange theme in mind.
 

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Old 04-20-2011, 04:40 PM
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I'm thinking cost wise that might be the best option for sure. Anyone know what it would cost to powder coat the exposed metal if I do that? I do have a black and orange theme in mind.
My local powder coating shop charges $40 per wheel. For frames, it can range from $100 per single color for frame alone, up to $300+ for frame/swingarm/subframe multi-color. Keep in mind, the prices are for completely disassembled & cleaned parts.
 
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I'm thinking cost wise that might be the best option for sure. Anyone know what it would cost to powder coat the exposed metal if I do that? I do have a black and orange theme in mind.
I think you will have to strip down your bike rather than just powder coating the exposed areas. I would expect it to be upwards of 400 bucks
 
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You are right I will have to take it apart, down to the frame... but I still think it would be the most cost effective way of making the bike look nice. Even if I can find plastics for a good price, I'd still have to paint them.

Thanks for the replies folks!
 

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Originally Posted by Dividedset View Post
So I'm in the process of fixing up a 1989 CBR600 I recently purchased and now that all the mechanical things are taken care of I am at a fork in the road. Do I keep it original by getting mostly new OEM replacement fairings and getting them painted? Upgrade the fairings to a newer set off an F2 or F3? Or go street fighter with it and just rip off the fairings? I'm just looking for opinions. Thanks all!
I have a 1990 CBR600, and my fairing are not in the best condition. I have been searching for fairings for it but I haven't come across a set I like. Anyways, I saw in you post about upgrading to the F2 or F3, and I was wondering if they would fit smoothly or would you have to rig them. Because I saw some new fairings for the F2 for around $300 versus all the used hurricane fairing for ~$200-$225.
 
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Originally Posted by Ace_Boogie View Post
I have a 1990 CBR600, and my fairing are not in the best condition. I have been searching for fairings for it but I haven't come across a set I like. Anyways, I saw in you post about upgrading to the F2 or F3, and I was wondering if they would fit smoothly or would you have to rig them. Because I saw some new fairings for the F2 for around $300 versus all the used hurricane fairing for ~$200-$225.
I've seen several posts in the F1 forum about people converting to the F2. You would have to do a little modification, but if you like the look better and can find quality pieces than it would be worth it. I think I'm just going to go street fighter until I find a good set of plastic off an F1 at this point. It looks decent without the plastics!
 
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Originally Posted by Ace_Boogie View Post
I have a 1990 CBR600, and my fairing are not in the best condition. I have been searching for fairings for it but I haven't come across a set I like. Anyways, I saw in you post about upgrading to the F2 or F3, and I was wondering if they would fit smoothly or would you have to rig them. Because I saw some new fairings for the F2 for around $300 versus all the used hurricane fairing for ~$200-$225.
Hey, since I am going street fighter with mine I do have my old fairings up for sale. I can't post them on the Part for Sale page here since I am not a senior member yet. PM me if you are interested in them. I have both side fairings, 2 left side fairing doors, and 1 right. All are complete with very minor scuffs. Let me know if you want pics and I can PM them to you.
 
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If youre going to upgrade farings you might as well upgrade to F4 or RR, It has been done and makes the bike look UNREAL!
 

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