08-12 Fairing Up Grade

Discussion in 'Appearance mods' started by Ezz1r, Aug 2, 2017.


  1. Ezz1r

    Ezz1r Registered

    Contests won:
    0
    Messages:
    96
    Location:
    Miami
    Forum:

    Good evening I have decided to mod my 06 with the 08-12 fairings. The parts are currently in the shop being prepped for paint. I would like to have the kanji for the fairings placed before the clear coat to assure there will be no problems down the road and i think it looks way better.

    My question is where can i buy large kanjis like the ones pictured? I believe they measure 22 x 14 if my mind serves me right not sure if anyone here can direct me to help locate them. I have tried net and eBay route but most are smaller than i'm hoping to place on the bike.

    Again Thanks to all for the help in advance.

    E

    08 12 Kanji.jpg
     
    fallenarch and Hayabusa Wannabe like this.
  2. Bobby914

    Bobby914 Registered

    Contests won:
    0
    Messages:
    93
    Location:
    Chester VA
    That looks like a good airbrush job. You sure they are decals? That is gonna be a custom job if its not airbrushed. I would check some of the sign stores in your area to see if they can do it custom for you.
     
  3. fallenarch

    fallenarch I made fun of the panties, now I have them :( Registered

    Contests won:
    0
    Messages:
    4,396
    Location:
    Va Beach
    I thought the 06 (gen 1) and 08 (gen 2) fairings were significantly different? What did you have to do to get them to fit? I actually like the gen 1 front and the gen 2 rear, is it possible to mix them?
     
  4. Ezz1r

    Ezz1r Registered

    Contests won:
    0
    Messages:
    96
    Location:
    Miami

    I had to change out the rear sub-frame for the seat cowling and buy the 08 seats....
     
  5. Ezz1r

    Ezz1r Registered

    Contests won:
    0
    Messages:
    96
    Location:
    Miami

    Thanks for getting back to me yeah we eventually went to the sign shop and your right they seemed to think the same it looks airbrushed. However they were able design one which will look very similar and just as big for $100 seemed like a deal. I will be having them applied before the clear coat.....
     
  6. fallenarch

    fallenarch I made fun of the panties, now I have them :( Registered

    Contests won:
    0
    Messages:
    4,396
    Location:
    Va Beach
    The Gen1 has the lower side panels and top cowl screwed together. I think there is a metal support for it. The Gen 2 supports the top cowl and the side panels are attached at the bottom with plastic rivets and clip in at the top cowl. Just asking because I considered going gen 1 on the front.
     
  7. fallenarch

    fallenarch I made fun of the panties, now I have them :( Registered

    Contests won:
    0
    Messages:
    4,396
    Location:
    Va Beach
    I saw a bike with an air brushed shadow and a stick on kanji - looked pretty good and the slight lift at the sticker made it look even more 3D. They clear coated over all when it was done. Made the airbrushing much more affordable!!!!
     
  8. Ezz1r

    Ezz1r Registered

    Contests won:
    0
    Messages:
    96
    Location:
    Miami

    If you go with the Gen 1 mainstay will work if you upgrade the mains stay changes.
     
    fallenarch likes this.

Loading...

Share This Page