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Got this idea from someone that sent me a picture and I could not find the chain guard they had. Ultimately it looks like they made it. I did the first step today. Will wrap with carbon vinyl this week.

Just temporary until I can get a rear hugger of some kind. Could not look at that piece hanging off the back. Buddy saw the bike last night and instantly said that has to go. The stuff on the rear sprocket area is next.
 

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I cant wait to see it wrapped. It looks like it would be hard to do with all the curves in it. Maybe you could use a blow dryer to warm up the vinyl so it molds to the contours better. Let me know how you do it.

I cut that section off my bike about 2 weeks ago exactly in the same spot. I like it better, I figured I can always get another one if it came out bad.

Looks more like a sport bike instead of a commuter bike.
 

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I cant wait to see it wrapped. It looks like it would be hard to do with all the curves in it. Maybe you could use a blow dryer to warm up the vinyl so it molds to the contours better. Let me know how you do it.

I cut that section off my bike about 2 weeks ago exactly in the same spot. I like it better, I figured I can always get another one if it came out bad.

Looks more like a sport bike instead of a commuter bike.
It is a sport bike though. Just not a supersport.

A commuter bike to me is something like a Burgman.

EDIT: Actually I just looked at the lineup. Yamaha classifies it as a supersport lol:

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/category/street-motorcycle
 

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The swing arm looks good wrapped. Is that regular number plate vinyl or some other type of wrap? What do they call that type of wrap and where do you get it? Was it hard to mold it around the curves? I might try that.

I wasn't saying the R3 was a commuter bike, but the stock chain guard looks like it belongs on a commuter bike.
 

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i wouldnt have ever considered that to be an eye sore. In my case i feel like it would protect the chain from ever hitting the lottery of a rock going in and causing some kind of damage. But one look at the clean swing arm wrapped in carbon fiber really changed my mind. Great job looks really clean !
 

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Im making a template to do the RHS as its banana shaped.
My upper chainguard will be cut very minimal merely to catch any chain fling off on my white boots and the front sprocket/frame area. (removed for racing but use it at track days)


Material is 3M Scotchprint personalised vehicle graphics, its a Matt Carbon.


The lower Sharkfin is home made for racing regulations.
 
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