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    Help me decide on a race tail.

    I am trying to decide which of my tails looks best.

    Keep in mind that I have to fab up some brackets (fiberglass the holes on the stock 600rr) and paint them too.

    600RR


    RC51


    You all know what stock looks like.
    2
    600rr
    100.00%
    2
    RC51
    0.00%
    0
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

    #2
    I used the rr tail on my bike with a good bit of fiberglass work. As soon as I get it painted and mounted I'll post up some pics. Hopefully it will be in about a week
    Trent

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      #3
      I'd love to see it.
      BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
      Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
      "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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        #4
        i'd go with whichever one is lighter
        ...

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          #5
          I think that the 600RR looks better.

          I always fancied the RC51 (SP1 here in the UK), but having seen your photos, it now looks a bit big.

          Show us some photos when you get it done and good luck

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            #6
            nice front end


            I like the 51.

            You may want to try to get the seat angle and hight up a bit. OR ELSE you lege will be spent on the first lap...
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              #7
              Yeah I need a new subframe.

              Do you know of anyone that makes them?

              Cost?
              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                #8
                Originally Posted by nt650hawk
                nice front end


                I like the 51.

                You may want to try to get the seat angle and hight up a bit. OR ELSE you lege will be spent on the first lap...
                I agree to both. I was thinking of trying the RC tail when I make my new subframe this winter. Now I know what it will look like Thanks.

                I also think the seat hight should be raised.

                Also Pm'ed you as not to threadjack

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by nt650hawk
                  nice front end


                  I like the 51.

                  You may want to try to get the seat angle and hight up a bit. OR ELSE you legs will be spent on the first lap...
                  How about this?


                  Or?
                  BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                  Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                  "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                    #10
                    1. too angled

                    2. too flat

                    Set it up approximately so the ridge on the side of the tail follows the angle of the bottom of the tank...
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                      #11
                      Like the first one just higher?
                      BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                      Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                      "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                        #12
                        Yeah... the 600RR looked about right.
                        1989 Hawk, red
                        TBR exhaust
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                          #13
                          RC51 tail looks enormous for the stock Hawk tank. I wouldn't consider it without a tank conversion to go with it.

                          The 600 tail looks just so slick, but I have one problem with it unless you trim the front part down. Check this out:




                          It's Nikola Tsanko's Hawk from the hawkgt.com photo album. One of my favorites, except you really have got to trim that front part of the cowl and fiberglass it a little to get it shaped right. When it protrudes past the tank like that it just looks wrong, very do-it-yourself when it could look very professional and custom otherwise.

                          I'd go with the 600 tail, just get ready with a hacksaw and some fiberglass.
                          1988 "BlackHawk" project
                          1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                          1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

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                            #14
                            Well that 600rr tail does look good! I think I will try both. I mean what the heck it is a long winter.

                            I just don't know how I am gonna mount them....
                            BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                            Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                            "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                              #15
                              Here is a pic or two of what I did. It took lots of cutting and fiberglass work, but I'm still not finished.
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                              I used the 600rr seat as well, with a stock subframe that I cut all up and rewelded like I needed.
                              Trent

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