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4Th Gen Tail Swap And 929 Rear Shock

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Long story short some ass tipped my bike in the parking lot while i was at work, broken left side plastics and tail plastics. No info left on the scene no cameras around and I dont have full coverage.I searched the web and locally for OEM or aftermarket replacements for the plastics but no dice and the ones i did find would turn out to be more expensive than the bike. So I search for alternatives and find that you can do a mod to the 750 to put a 6th gen tail piece on. So I begin my hunt for 6th gen Subframe Plastics and seat. I find them relatively cheap, a little dinged up but straight. I also need to upgrade my rear shock as it is really bad and old, the best replacement other that dishing out some serious money is as we know is tge 929 shock which are available from almost anywhere really cheap, so i buy one. I bought a short Leo Vince Slip on to clean up the right side and show off the single sided swing arm i had to have the mid pipe modded so as to have it 'slip on', the flange was not there and the inlet was to wide of a diameter. Took it to a local shop. Great guys Exhaust Specialist by Louie in Burlingame $20 thats including the welding he did for the mount of the 929 rear shock. I'm still wotking on it. On going project daily commuter.

The tail is just a tad bit higher than I would like but it still rides great. The short exhaust is not as loud as you think and I'm not an ass that rides in first gear down the block at 6am.

The rear shock I made a 43mm extension. Bolt used is same grade as the one replaced.

Cut a few inches of the 6th gen subframe and fabricated a bracket to mount to the already existing mounting points.

Also had to fab a new buttery box I removed the heat shield from the subframe since it was not necessary to begin with.

I like the overall look of it and I am still debating on puttting belly plastics back on or keep it like it is and also debating the front headlight and fairing I dont think it looks bad but I have always liked the round headlights. What say you VFRD?

I got the idea from here

http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php/topic/44897-6th-gen-tail-and-exhaust-on-4th-gen-vfr/?fromsearch=1

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I guess there' a bit of Japanese "Bosozoku" style to the tail as it angles up quite a bit plus it seems to be quite longer than the original.

A bit jarring to the eye at first but one might get used to its looks after looking at it for a while. Other than the looks, might you find it a bit uncomfortable with the saddle angling up so much like that, as you might end up sliding up against the back of the tank more than you want to be.... JMOs.

Beck

95 VFR...

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are you in england?

if you ever have a babe on the back and and break hard, MR happy will pay the price.. trust me ..not so happy.

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I've seen other's use a GP style exhaust, but to me, the 6th gen tail doesn't look right without the undertail mufflers.

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I can still adjust the height of the tail. So far the ride seems the same as riding my friends 954. I have got use to the look of it but sometimes get a look at a certain angle and I'm like wtf. No I'm not in England.

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You mentioned you like the single head lamp set-ups. I too, but have you figured out what lamp you will use, mounting it, and how you'll set-up your lamp adjustments? In June I was riding around the Golden Gate area, when I ran into some horrible fog! Why not consider installing two small auxiliary driving lamps in the areas where your front turn signal are, and replace your present front signals and replace your mirrors with those having turn signals incorporated into them? The auxiliary lamps will also help when ridding at night during high speeds. I personally question your aft seat height? If your seat height satisfies your riding requirements, and the distances you ride, then go for it!


I look foreword to seeing your completion.

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Update the tail has been been dropped a couple of inches it now looks much better.

I have Swapped out the front end for 954 /929 forks From the triples down as many of you know it has to be. I purchased some woodcraft Clip ons with a 3in rise to compensate for the much shorter forks. I took it out for a ride and oh man oh man what a difference, feels so much better than my old beat up forks. The braking power is great and with the ss braided lines it stops on a dime. Still have a lot more to do to have her looking clean and neat. Next up will be the headlight, gauges, pair removal.

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Forgot to mention that the bearings had to be Swapped out from my old triples to the 954 triples. 954/929 have ball bearings and vfr had roller bearings. Was able to get them out with a punch and hammer would have been much easier with a press.

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If you need to, you can drop those forks a little more until the blue fork caps are completely flush with the upper triple clamp.

That would get you a few more MM of clearance.

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