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post #1 of 6 Old 02-24-2019, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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1996 Zx6r Track Fairings Search

Fellas,

Been searching for fairings lately just to see what's out there for my F model, and for the life of me cannot find a single other cite that sells them besides Airtech (KAWASAKI ZX6R 1995-97, ZX 6R fairing, fairings, tail, seat, front fender, rear hugger, upper, lower, bellypan, fuel tank, undertail, air box, air ducts, Ninja, EX 250, 500, ZX 600, ZX6, ZX7R, ZX9, ZX9R, ZX10, ZX11, ZX12, KZ 400, 550, 650, 750, 900, 1), but every time I try to call it just rings on and on and on. I'm not currently in the position to buy the fairings (tight on funds, just finished some big bike projects), but I'd love to know if anyone else has had luck finding anything or knows of some good cites to look out for so when I do have the money, I'm not looking like a John Travolta meme.

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You may need to look for fairings for other models that can be adapted to your bike.....

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You may need to look for fairings for other models that can be adapted to your bike.....
I'm really hoping that doesn't have to happen. I like the nostalgia and it'd be fun to see people's puzzled looks as a 23 year old rolls up with a 22 year old bike (that they can recognize at least). If it has to be that way, I guess I wont complain with the aesthetic upgrade. But I think at that point I may as well throw a J engine in and a new swing-arm to boot. (I hear it's a bad idea to swap to upside-down forks though, could cause excessive loads on the frame that it wasn't built for)

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USD forks have less flex than conventional designs. If the mass of the bike/rider combination remains similar, the loads applied to the frame wouldn't change significantly.

Think of the forces involved in a stoppie... Right on the edge of skidding the front, ~600 lbs on the front contact patch, which is a lever ~3' long ---1800 lbs of force presuming the surface is uniform. Add a pothole to the mix and take a guess on how much the peak load may be on the steering neck.

ALL of that potential energy has to be handled by the two sets of bearings, before you have to worry about frame flex.

Between the wheel, the steering neck bearings and fork tube flex....... loose bearings are a much bigger contributor.

Dirt bikes have been running USD forks for many generations without destroying the frames of the bike..... I think supercross probably puts an equal or greater load on a much lighter frame..... Less mass, but longer fork to lever the forces...

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Like I said, just something I heard lol we all know how hearsay works. Either way I dont need USD forks anyways. I’m just focused on what I need to be track ready.

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but every time I try to call it just rings on and on and on.
Try emailing them. They answered some questions I had last summer with no problems, but I can't say if that is still the case.


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