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Tiemishuu
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Hi everyone
I have been looking into a tail swap for my 85 zx600a1 and I think I might have found one for me :)
I borrowed this tail from a friends brother to see how it would look and I believe it is a 03 yamaha r6.
the mounting points line up with the subframe so that is good and just need to move the bottom support
what are your opinions on it?








 

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Tiemishuu
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i like it... but what do YOU think about it
Oh i like it a lot just was curious if it has enough pizzazz to others
I am the type of person who will do what I want so if everyone says it ugly but I like it then I will do it.
But I do take advice so if maybe you thought it needs to be raised or lowered then I will try both ways and see if I like it more :cool:
 

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The tail will look good on there but I think the whole tail needs to lifted higher to flow better with tank. Not the angle higher but the chop off subframe and build a new one that sits higher. It will make it look more aggressive too. IMO
 

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Yay! Now make it work.:rock:
 

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yeah I agree. looks good but move it straight up if possible. Leave the angle though. looks good.
 

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Tiemishuu
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^^x3.

Looks good man but I agree....if you could move it straight up.
yeah I agree. looks good but move it straight up if possible. Leave the angle though. looks good.
Yay! Now make it work.:rock:
The tail will look good on there but I think the whole tail needs to lifted higher to flow better with tank. Not the angle higher but the chop off subframe and build a new one that sits higher. It will make it look more aggressive too. IMO

Thanks for the suggestions guys
it does look better higher up
here is a few pics of more or less where it will be




 

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My only issue with it is the lower subframe bars being visible. That just screams "I don't belong" to me. You know what I mean? Can you chop and re-weld that lower support bar so that it's hidden by the fairing?
 

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Much better, now just build/mod the subframe to work with that.
 

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Tiemishuu
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My only issue with it is the lower subframe bars being visible. That just screams "I don't belong" to me. You know what I mean? Can you chop and re-weld that lower support bar so that it's hidden by the fairing?
Yeah I agree the lower support has got to go
My plan is to only have that tail showing


Much better, now just build/mod the subframe to work with that.
Do you think it would be easier to take the r6 sub and adapt it to the zx6?
 

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Hello again! Funny, I have that exact same tail at home. The only issue I had with it was that it was too low and it felt really cramped. You almost have to chop the whole subframe and re-angle it so you sit higher. That being said, I do love how small the tail is and if you can pull it off it will look rad!
 

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Yeah that would be ideal if you can, take the r6 sub frame and mount or weld it onto your frame where you want the tail to sit. I don't know if the frames are same metal though, steel and alum. Otherwise cut yours off, re angle or move up, whatever you have to do, and weld it back up
 

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While I am not 100% sold on that tail, I do think it looks best with the higher placement in the last pic and am curious to see what you do with the subframe!
 

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Tiemishuu
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Okay guys my plan is to make a sub frame and move the top support further up on frame and raise the lower support as close to the top support so that i can have both supports under the tail hidden as much as possible
Hope to have this done by the end of next month since now i have to put money in other places on the bike
I rode it for the first time the other day and it felt great but is having clutch issues so now i have to figure out either rebuild the clutch or try a different cable
i can't let the clutch go more than half way out because the bike shuts off and when i rode it there was a clicking sound on the wheel and turns out when taking a close look my right front rotor is slightly bent :/
I am only working a part time job so i don't make much to finish as quick as i would like to
 
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