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Old 04-19-2011, 02:36 AM
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Started the tail swap today. Took off the subframe:









Put on the other one, and placed the cowl to see what it looked like:






 
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:57 AM
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so far so good. I want to do the 600rr tail swap. has it been an easy process so far?
 
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:41 AM
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There ya go! Lookin' good! See, its not so hard is it?!?

Nice to see others actually doing this after getting so many emails asking me how. I've spent many long email exchanges to people explaining the process in great detail (in addition to my tutorial here), then never hear back from them or see pictures of the result.

Glad your split seat swap is going well. I think you're gonna like it.
 
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:50 PM
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Looks good! I finally got my bolts for the front seat from the dealership yesterday as I couldnt find anyone else. If you needed them, they were $8 for both and the latch is $12.

btw, gotcbr I pretty much used your pics as a guide. Very beneficial. thanks
 

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Old 04-19-2011, 07:17 PM
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It's going rather well. Thanks for the support. :0) Just waiting now for bolts to come in the mail from Ron Ayers. Will post back with pics. :0)
 
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:57 AM
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that really looks great! The stepped seat looks so awesome.. I'd love to hear what you think about comfort the nana to that..
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:42 AM
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Hey Yunebug,

What did you need to do to remove the subframe? I'm looking at taking mine off (or at least the plastic out of it) for painting, but can't seem to find instructions online, or in the Haynes manual. Is it just the two bolts next to the big bolt for the swingarm?
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:44 AM
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There are four bolts (14mm) that are holding the subframe to the frame. Trace the subframe to the frame and you'll see the four bolts. One of them is also holding the coolant reservoir.
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:51 AM
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Nice, thank you.
 
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:28 AM
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Maybe one more question - what did you do with the electrical?

I have the bolts off, but the wiring is keeping the subframe in and I can't seem to find a good way to disconnect it. Did you just unhook everything, or is there an easier way?

Edit: Nevermind, I got it I dropped the seat plastic, disconnected the brake light and the seat lock and everything seems good. The tray is still caught up in wires, but the frame is off. Thanks again!
 

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