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Hello guys

I'm starting a build!
RC36 Frame
RC46E Engine
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In plan is to retrofit a sub frame from a newer bike. Wanted to have a less is more regarding the fairings.


Tire Wheel Fuel tank Vehicle Automotive fuel system



I've been having some trouble in finding a some what similar size sub frame.
Is there anyone out there who can lend a hand??

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To do list

Paint ✅
Sort out electrics
Upgrade lithium battery + rectifier
Rear brake dual brake delete
Clutch and brake levers
Head light
Indicators & license plate
New tyres
 

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Best bet will likely be either fabricating a subframe to suit your needs, or finding a subframe and tail that you like and fabbing brackets to adapt to your machine, they don't really just interchange between makes and models except by coincidence.

There's a couple hardcore VFR guys on here who may be able to apply more knowledge to your problems, hopefully they'll chime in
 

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that doesnt look like an rc36 in pictures.

Also early 900rr subframes kinda fit rc36, top mounts are about 3cm higher, small brackets and it fits well. buti also had to chop it shorter to fit
 
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That's definitely a VFR800 frame and engine, not an RC36 frame (not that it matters, you're actually fortunate to be starting off with a black frame for a streetfighter!). You do have the early RC36 rear wheel however which is quite sought after because it looks like the RC30 racebike rear wheel.

I'd say pick the tail end that you like and be prepared modify it, or otherwise full custom is the only other option. Whichever way you go make sure you have enough hiding space in the tail for the electrics and a battery.

Personally I'm building a custom subframe on my RC36 so I can raise the seat to peg height and because I think it more suits the lines on of the tank.

Tire Wheel Vehicle Fuel tank Automotive lighting


The subframe mounts are really low on the VFR which is a challenge. My prototype subframe has a kick up at the front to raise the seat and line everything up better (crappy photo below).
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That's definitely a VFR800 frame and engine, not an RC36 frame (not that it matters, you're actually fortunate to be starting off with a black frame for a streetfighter!). You do have the early RC36 rear wheel however which is quite sought after because it looks like the RC30 racebike rear wheel.

I'd say pick the tail end that you like and be prepared modify it, or otherwise full custom is the only other option. Whichever way you go make sure you have enough hiding space in the tail for the electrics and a battery.

Personally I'm building a custom subframe on my RC36 so I can raise the seat to peg height and because I think it more suits the lines on of the tank.

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The subframe mounts are really low on the VFR which is a challenge. My prototype subframe has a kick up at the front to raise the seat and line everything up better (crappy photo below).
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Frame number RC36
Rectangle Grey Wood Font Hardwood


Engine n# RC46E
Automotive tire Dress Grey Tire Tints and shades


I like your rad mount, oil on the default position?
 

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Frame number RC36
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Engine n# RC46E
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I like your rad mount, oil on the default position?
It's interesting that it says RC36 in the frame number, but the frame looks identical to the VFR800 (RC46) frame and not at all like the VFR750 Gen 1 or Gen 2 (RC36) frame. Have a look here for a good example of each model: https://motofomo.com/honda-vfr-generations/

In any case, you're bike is you're bike whatever the model is, just make sure it's correct before ordering any replacement parts (like seals and bearing etcetera).

Yes radiator is standard, I made new upper mounts but they are the same size as the standard ones, just without the fairing brackets. Oil cooler is standard but the hoses are shortened and I relocated to below the radiator; as standard it was mounted in front of the forks.
 
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