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  1. #1
    CRACKERMAN
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    Nanticoke, PA

    C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    I'm starting to tear the C14 down to check valves and overall cleaning, etc.

    Pulled off the lower (belly pan) fairings and kinda like the look of it that way.

    I remember seeing some zx11's in a Japanese magazine where they abbreviated the lower fairing and it looked pretty cool.


    Kicking around the idea, I'm guessing that the lower fairing provides some sort of structural rigidity to the mid-fairings, so i'd potentially have to address that, but do they serve any other point?
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    CRACKERMAN
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    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    Like this, but lower of course:



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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Isaac is NOT a zrx purist.
    #8905

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    Stuffed Up
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    Brisbane QLD, Australia

    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    I think the back end of that bike is sitting way too low, but apart from that I think it looks good!
    #10079

    2002 Streetfighter - K&N Pods, Jet Kit (unsure which), ZZR1200 Cams, No Flos, Black Widow Headers, Custom Shorty Exhaust, +4 ELS Advancer, -1+3 Gearing, Streetfighter Front End, Custom Paint, Steel Rear, De-ribbed Clutch and pulsar covers, Gauges sunk into tank

    2007 - Ixil SlipOn Exhaust, Ivan's Block off plates, FP Jetting (35/130, 2.5 turns out, 3rd click down 1 washer on top), Uni Pods, +4 ELS Advancer

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    CRACKERMAN
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    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    I wanna do that to this:
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    Isaac is NOT a zrx purist.
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    CRACKERMAN
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    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    Right there where the black belly fairing starts...maybe cut along that line in the plastic
    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Isaac is NOT a zrx purist.
    #8905

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    Musical Break
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    Rocky point n.y.

    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    squint your eyes and the black part gives the illusion of no belly pan aka lower faring's sry im lame hee hee


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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    one of the bikes you showed was a ZX-11, which is basically a ZZR1200 with a different engine.

    I can tell you from personal experience that riding a ZZR without all of the plastics on the bike will result in your being surrounded by an envelope of super heated air from the elbows down. I mean it was effn hot, painfully hot, almost as bad as my Harley in the Florida heat hot.

    I have no reason to believe that the fine folks at Kawi did not make the plastic bits on any of their Tupperware Torpedoes to be for looks only. I'm confident it is all part of the ducting to cool the motor.

    Mine are staying on

  8. #8
    The Busa Cop
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Tx

    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    It will be very hot. Rode my zx11 like that during shake down after 5 years in storage.
    Rode a ST1300 with no lowers to find a oil leak that was 30 miles of torture in only 88 degree temperature. FYI 88 in Texas is nice weather.



    It no longer matters how fast I once was .

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    Motor is in.


    c10, I love Ewe

  9. #9
    CRACKERMAN
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    May 2010
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    Nanticoke, PA

    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    Bummer
    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Isaac is NOT a zrx purist.
    #8905

  10. #10
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lumberton, Tx

    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    My ZX14 without the lowers ran no different in engine temp. Dont know about the Connie.
    Get on the short bus boys 'cause I'm takin' y'all to school!

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    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Guyton, Georgia

    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    I just had mine off last week to replace the right side ($113 each side). The engine and components down there were not made to be in exposed air IMHO. There are too many little things that would need to be addressed and to be honest the engine cases along with the exposed hose and pipe work are fugly in my opinion. A good striping job would be a better option I think. I have seen a couple of pics that had some vinyl striping added to the lines of the plastics that really added to the looks. This coming from a guy that hates stickers and paint/stripes that are “overdone”. If you decide to do it you should post some pics

  12. #12
    CRACKERMAN
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    Nanticoke, PA

    Re: C14 | Lower Fairing Delete?

    Seems legit
    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Isaac is NOT a zrx purist.
    #8905


 

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