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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 07:22 AM
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Where the seat and cover hook in to the front , under the round part of the sub frame , I put a piece of clear vinyl tubing around it to snug up the fit so mine wouldn't rattle.
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Taping over the lights is as much about gluing together the fragile glass/plastic so it doesn't create a debris field in the event of a substantial get-off. Otherwise why bother worrying about headlights when no one has mirrors? Covering/defeating the taillight is about reducing the distraction, and resulting target fixation, for riders behind. Two recommendations - 1) use blue painters tape as it (generally) releases cleanly and won't leave your lenses all gooey. 2) Even with tape, defeat the headlight. It runs full time and may bake the tape, making removal more difficult. Have a fun and safe day out there!
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Thanks everyone.....lots of good info!

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That rubber seal is meant to be used in combination with the seat pad. But if it fixed your issue then good too!
Two different parts Dutchy. One for the passenger seat described as "rubber, seat cowl" and separate part for cover "seal, seat panel" That last one is what he needs I think. Mine is about half gone but my panel always had a tight fit. Still have my passenger seat in the original box.
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Aye, you mean #9, I #25


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As for prep, do check your fluid levels as well...

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I ordered both since I do not have either one

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The #9 foam seal is paper thin, and will not take up any slop. I would check to make sure your locking mechanism is operating properly and holding seat cowl cover tightly. Would also add a longer bolt used to secure locking mechanism to sub frame and use loctite on bolt. Make sure you lift up on seat cowl as you tighten the franken bolts and two other screw head bolts. I also made aluminum brackets that go on my license plate mounting bolts and secure to the cross bar in subframe to help keep undertail from pulling seat cowl down. Could also use threaded rods that come off brake lights to attach little aluminum brackets and zip tie around cross bar that seat locking mechanism bolts to. Just worried about that option loosening up brake lights if have an aftermarket carbon undertail with brake light that is only weatherstripped in. But basically that #9 seal is just a very thin piece of foam and will not take up any space between cover and cowl, nice to have for paint protection, but that's about it.
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One more tip: get/stay in shape!!!

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Before I put track bodywork on my SP I used a spray on black plastic coating on the headlights. Got it at the local NAPA store. One of our other members used the spray black as well (where I got the idea). Easy to remove for street riding once the day is done.

Duct tape can't fix stupid...but it sure helps muffle the sound
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Aerosol Plasti-dip.
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