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Also how are those black plastic side panels by the seat sitting there? It doesn't look like there are any screws to hold them in place.
Do you really need to put those back on for a race bike? I left them off, some weight saving

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Do you really need to put those back on for a race bike? I left them off, some weight saving
Well then can I have yours cuz my bike didn't come with them?

They weight savings doesn't bother me. It's not rotational mass and they don't weigh much. I'll just take a dumb in the morning before the start of the day and it'll be about the same weight savings But the main reason I want them is to hide and protect all the wires I'll have in that area from my XT datalogger. I did the same thing with my 500, which also has panels in that area just like the R3. It just looks less messy that way.

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Well then can I have yours cuz my bike didn't come with them?
All fairings have been packed up, so cant get just that piece only without opening all of them up

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So the Armor Bodies fit well without any modifications (aside from taking the side stand off)? I saw the Hotbodies requires a **** load of work and trimming to get it to fit well. Also how are those black plastic side panels by the seat sitting there? It doesn't look like there are any screws to hold them in place.
I too would like to hear feedback on the bodywork. I'm in the market and have been leaning the Armour Bodies way. How was the fit? Any modification needed?
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So the Armor Bodies fit well without any modifications (aside from taking the side stand off)? I saw the Hotbodies requires a **** load of work and trimming to get it to fit well. Also how are those black plastic side panels by the seat sitting there? It doesn't look like there are any screws to hold them in place.
I too would like to hear feedback on the bodywork. I'm in the market and have been leaning the Armour Bodies way. How was the fit? Any modification needed?
The new 2 piece tail design is great from what i hear. I have the older one piece design and still ok.

Fit was great, just grilled in middle of all recessed hole spots, lined up great, no issues. Had to trim the lowers a bit to fit better. Nothing a dremmel can't do

For R3, armor bodies us one of the best options out there
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This is so awesome, I love seeing your work. You must have a great job where you can comfortably do all this work and really have fun! I aspire to be that way someday, I just have to get rolling on my opportunities once I'm out of the Navy.
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So this thread hasn't been updated in forever. Sorry about that! I've been super busy lately. I'll hit some questions now, and I'll post some updates with new things here shortly.

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good looking build what brand an size rubber are you running on there
Stock sizes right now, 110/70 front, 140/70 rear. Bridgestone S20 evo tires. They held up well, they stick nicely and give pretty good front end feel. I'll likely try out Dunlop alpha-13 next, as I have a buddy running those on his KTM390 and he loves them.

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So the Armor Bodies fit well without any modifications (aside from taking the side stand off)? I saw the Hotbodies requires a **** load of work and trimming to get it to fit well. Also how are those black plastic side panels by the seat sitting there? It doesn't look like there are any screws to hold them in place.
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I too would like to hear feedback on the bodywork. I'm in the market and have been leaning the Armour Bodies way. How was the fit? Any modification needed?
The Armor Bodies fit amazing. The two piece tail design is unreal amounts of awesome. I can just pop off the back with three dzus fasteners and tinker around in there without having to remove the whole tail.
I had to do a little bending and stretching because my bike is a salvage bike and the stock fairing stay was a tad... bent all to **** and back. The black plastic panels are just sitting there. There's a single screw in the back by the seat that holds them on, and I didn't bother drilling the hole for the front. They don't flop around at all. I'm sure if I go down they're coming off, but that's the least of the worries.

I've got a Graves fairing stay coming, and I'm hoping that will help with any of the remaining fitment issues. The only other issue I've seen with the bodywork is that the exhaust pipe touches the bottom of the lower. I've got it coated with heat tape, but it COULD burn through if I'm not careful. I've tried moving the pipe a bit, but it always returns to the lower position, so I guess I'm kinda stuck with it there.

Track season is kicking back up now, so there will be more updates soon.

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This is so awesome, I love seeing your work. You must have a great job where you can comfortably do all this work and really have fun! I aspire to be that way someday, I just have to get rolling on my opportunities once I'm out of the Navy.
Thanks man! Former Marine here. I got out in 2000. I love working on the bikes and tinkering in the garage, so having that ability is awesome for sure.
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Thanks man! Former Marine here. I got out in 2000. I love working on the bikes and tinkering in the garage, so having that ability is awesome for sure.
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