I am thinking of purchasing the RS Designs see-thru Clutch cover. How do you cut the half moon out of the fairing? Does anybody have any pictures or write-ups? Does anybody have this particular cover? Any problems I should consider?
i have looked into this before. Not sure about doing it without a pro, but depending on how much you want to spend...Gator Glass can replace that shape you want to cut out with clear making it seamless and very professional. There is a guy here in Atlanta who bought the rights to do same thing from Gator. FYI-Big money. Posted via Mobile Device
Here's an easy way. Install the clear clutch cover, replace the fairing and then tape the area covering the cover. Take the derby from the OEM cover (assuming that's what you'll be replacing) and place it on the fairing and draw the outline. After that remove the fairing and cut with a Dremel and smooth as necessary.
Tim thanks for those photos and all your help with the other assessories. I live for away from the big cities and your help in modifying my Busa is greatly appreciated. Everybody here at Hayabusa.org have helped me immeasurably with my bike,
The best way to get the right shape is get the clutch cover fitted,
-Make a template out of cardboard,
-With the fairing on the bike mask off the whole area around roughly where you want to cut.
-Stick the template onto the masking tape and line it up exactly where you want.
-Check you have got the template in the right place
-Draw around the template
-Drill small holes around the inside of the line you have marked out
-Use a drimmel to smooth off the edges until you are happy with it
-Remove the masking tape and re-fit the fairing panel
-Stand back and admire
I used a dremel with a cutting bit. It looked like a drill bit. You can sand the plastic after you are done. I was surprised at how much you can shape your plastic by hand sanding. The trim is a must if you are leaving the paint stock. Good luck. It is alot easier to do than it looks.