F4i - Main Forum Main F4i discussion board

How hard would it be to put a 2008-2015 tail on a F4i?

  #1  
Old 12-13-2014, 12:19 PM
theadamie's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 183
Default How hard would it be to put a 2008-2015 tail on a F4i?

Just curious if it's possible or if it's ever been done. I know the subframe would have to be modified and welded.

edit: I meant to write 2008-2015 CBR 1000RR
 
  #2  
Old 12-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Conrice's Avatar
Retired Super Moderator and Fighterer
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6,148
Default

So, when I had my first go at a 1000rr tail, I couldn't get it to look right. I was using aluminum square tube for my subframe, and there were too many gaps on the front side because of the contours that the tail fairing has. Go to a dealer and look closely at how the fairing sits on the 1000rr's subframe. It sits sort of funny.


With that said, it's not out of the realm of possibility to run a 1000rr subframe on your bike, either, which *could* negate a headache's worth of fabrication. Since I have a 1000rr subframe (with the mounts un-altered) on my bike, we could compare the mounts and its a possibility that it might simply mount to your F4i frame. And if it doesn't, it may be as simple as getting a tab welded onto your F4i frame for it.

It's the route I went, it looks better and it is lighter that your stock subframe/battery tray too. Plus, everything fits together and works together like it should.


Things that would come into play are: where/how the gas tank sits on your frame and how that would work with the 1000rr subframe and the seat/to-tank gap/shape.
 
  #3  
Old 12-15-2014, 07:46 AM
Conrice's Avatar
Retired Super Moderator and Fighterer
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6,148
Default

A 600rr tail would fit much easier IMO on your existing subframe vs a newer 1000 tail. Also, they look quite good as well. Just food for thought.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
hamlin6
Road Racing
6
06-14-2015 08:04 AM
hawkwind
Road Racing
2
04-04-2015 03:56 PM
milianbenja088321
600 Modifications
1
05-14-2014 02:57 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: How hard would it be to put a 2008-2015 tail on a F4i?


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.