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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia

    CRK HO Installed

    Received the CRK HO from Sportsman yesterday and was able to get it installed today. It was shipped quickly and arrived well packaged, with a sheet of simple instructions.

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    All in all, it was a relatively simple installation which will take the average person 15-20 minutes. I'm a visual type of guy, so pictures in the instructions would have probably sped up the install. However, Sportsman's instructions were clear as day and worked fine without any. I will say that it took me some additional time than approximated above, because it was about 35 degrees outside and my hands became numb quick, and I had to go inside to warm back up.

    For the install, you'll need a hex set and 8/10/11mm sockets and or wrenches. I may have done something wrong or my bike's bolt hole specs slightly deviate from the norm, but the longer bolts supplied were a few millimeters too long for the bottom triple clamp and wouldn't fully seat into their holes, so I just reused the stock bolts. I also found that the shorter bolts supplied were a hair too short and were stripping, so I just used the longer ones supplied, in their place. I probably misread the instructions or something, so I'll give the benefit of the doubt to Sportsman. Dabs of loctite all around on all of them, and everything turned out well.

    I'm satisfied and pretty happy with how it turned out. The following are some before and after pictures. The initial impression, from the drivers seat, is that the shield is considerably lower, and cuts off right at top of the gauges. I have no idea how the new wind aerodynamics will feel. From the side view, the fairing is visibly slightly lower (see the stripes on the fairing and tank), and the bike's side profile is obviously slightly more linear. I can't wait to take it for a spin after the winter (it's currently winterized for now).

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  2. #2
    Savannah Six charter member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Middle of town in the middle of Ct

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Just me but if ya want the wind on ya go to a train light .. Like I said ... Just me ..


    There comes a point in your life when you realize. Who matters.Who never did.Who won't anymore.And who always will.So,don't worry about people from your past.There's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

  3. #3
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    PA

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Nice before and after pictures. Can you post some from further back?

  4. #4
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Horseheads NY

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Maybe a dumb question but why lower it, what is the gain?

    Nice pics though, can definitely see the difference.

  5. #5
    my brakes are the only thing I drag
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Limbo, State of

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryRandall227 View Post
    Maybe a dumb question but why lower it, what is the gain?

    Nice pics though, can definitely see the difference.
    Looks better(!) and moves the airflow down to be less anoying(?)

  6. #6
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    I did this mod purely for the bling factor. Subtle, and different. I thought I wanted to go the train light route, but am smitten with the look with a fairing. Makes it ZRX and less UJM.

    Will post more pictures.

  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    North Kawrolina

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Go for a ride. Take it easy.


  8. #8
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Duluth, mn

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by hr31hr View Post
    Nice before and after pictures. Can you post some from further back?
    Second that, more pictures from the front and and further back would be much appreciated. Thanks.

  9. #9
    Official ZRXOA water boy
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Houston, Texas

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Floriduh plates in Georgia 80 degrees in Tampa today
    King of the Bling !

  10. #10
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Between Here And There

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Thanks for the post and pictures!

    I'll check your observations on the hardware and adding pics to the instructions.

    As the Raon Ri, is apart ...... it's the first time I've seen the CRK HO installed on a assembled bike.

    My thanks!
    2002 Gasta Glas Ri,
    Selected As The 2007 Kaws On The Farm, Hooligan's Choice Award!
    Selected As The March 2011 Bike Of The Month!

    Selected As the 2011 ZRXOA Bike Of The Year!

    2005 Gasta Raon Ri
    2009 Gasta Glas Ceathair Deag
    1996 Giggle Bike
    1988 Nekid Gixxer
    1979 Strumpet

    "I shall be telling this with a sigh.
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood,
    and I -- I took the one less travelled by,
    and that has made all the difference."

  11. #11
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    No problem Sportsman, my pleasure.

    As requested by some, more pictures are below. Note that the first two pictures (non-CRK HO) were taken about a month ago. Also, as a reference point, my handlebars and the handlebar mount may not apply to your bike, as I turned my mounts 180 degrees and pulled the bars a tad higher.

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  12. #12
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    oakland county michigan

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Soooooo, with the snow in the back ground. Have you ridden it yet? Wondering how the air is hitting you now.

  13. #13
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by compressor59 View Post
    Soooooo, with the snow in the back ground. Have you ridden it yet? Wondering how the air is hitting you now.
    Haha hell no. It's got a can of seafoam in the tank, new oil in the engine, chain greased, and battery inside on the tender. Underneath the bike cover in the garage back it goes. Until he next winter mod lol...

  14. #14
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    PA

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Subtle classy mod. Thanks for the extra pictures!

  15. #15
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Between Here And There

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Noticed the DOD fork stickers .....

    Thanks for your service!

    Twenty-six years, Air Force ...... retired.

    Of the second set, love the third pic ..... schweeeeet bike!
    2002 Gasta Glas Ri,
    Selected As The 2007 Kaws On The Farm, Hooligan's Choice Award!
    Selected As The March 2011 Bike Of The Month!

    Selected As the 2011 ZRXOA Bike Of The Year!

    2005 Gasta Raon Ri
    2009 Gasta Glas Ceathair Deag
    1996 Giggle Bike
    1988 Nekid Gixxer
    1979 Strumpet

    "I shall be telling this with a sigh.
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood,
    and I -- I took the one less travelled by,
    and that has made all the difference."

  16. #16
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Quote Originally Posted by SPORTSMAN View Post
    Noticed the DOD fork stickers .....

    Thanks for your service!

    Twenty-six years, Air Force ...... retired.

    Of the second set, love the third pic ..... schweeeeet bike!
    No, thank you brother. I just have 13 years in, and am completing a tour here at Quantico. Btw, I have no copyrights on those pictures. You can use them if you'd like for the CRK HO.

  17. #17
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Between Here And There

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Very kind Sir, again, my thanks!
    2002 Gasta Glas Ri,
    Selected As The 2007 Kaws On The Farm, Hooligan's Choice Award!
    Selected As The March 2011 Bike Of The Month!

    Selected As the 2011 ZRXOA Bike Of The Year!

    2005 Gasta Raon Ri
    2009 Gasta Glas Ceathair Deag
    1996 Giggle Bike
    1988 Nekid Gixxer
    1979 Strumpet

    "I shall be telling this with a sigh.
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood,
    and I -- I took the one less travelled by,
    and that has made all the difference."

  18. #18
    MyPalDal
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Rhode Island

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    That's a sweet Rex yo.

    Just say no to mumbo jumbo.

    I doubt. Therefore, I might be.

    SNERR: Southern New England Rex Riders;
    Ride places. Eat things.

    BOTM July '11
    Iron Butter #38409

  19. #19
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Millbrook, New York

    Re: CRK HO Installed

    Love the lower look Subtle but sweeeet
    JohnnyW


 

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