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Old Jan 22nd 2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Track Prep Question

I am trying to remove the stock factory fender eliminator for track events. I was wondering if there was a simple solution to removing the eliminator completely and putting some sort of a block off plate for the time being then being able to simply swap back.

Secondly wanted to know which fuse to pull to disable the headlights.

Lastly, if there is a DIY for the factory R mirror block off plates, it comes with a lot of hardware and I wasn't sure if it was necessary to use those specific ones or if they were given for the purposes of being spares.

Thanks in advance.

PS: I tried to search but each time it took 10 minutes to load and came back with no results.
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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 03:13 AM   #2
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to make your life a BIT easier... or at least a background question... do you have to remove the plate bracket ? and the headlamps have to be off? in all the orgs i've been with... you are fine with both.. in novice and interemediate.. and some places even in advanced... all you have to do is remove the plate itself. make sure the bolts are secured or off that hold the plate on.. and as far as the rear signals, tail lamp and front headlamps.. use blue or green painters tape. it leaves ZERO! residue even with the lights on all day and riding. if your not comfortable about the minimal light still showing thru then put duct tape of your choosing on top of the blue tape to block out any light.. again.. zero residue. no light showing thru and minimal work.
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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 04:42 AM   #3
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Not sure what a stock factory fender eliminator is? If you're talking about the stock license plate / turn signal bracket, it's fairly easy to remove. Take off the cowl cover and you'll see two screws near the back fairly close together, and there are another 2 screws closer to the front that you can't see - there's a hole on each side through the black plastic to insert a hex wrench. Remove those 4 screws and the license plate bracket will come off. There are 3 connectors there, 1 black, 2 white. Disconnect there and you can actually just stuff them back up inside the tail; there's a rubber piece with a slit in it the connectors come through; just stuff them back up in the tail. No need for a block off plate or anything. Fairly clean.

The lights are a pain in the ass. You can find a fuse for the headlights (rearward fuse box, 15a fuse 3rd from left if I remember correctly) but this doesn't affect the LED running lights in the front, and I couldn't find a fuse for those or the tail lights. I just taped over like Twizted noted above and it worked well; I put duct tape over the painter's tape as tech told me they could still see the running/tail lights. But, running in novice seemingly everyone else just used painter's tape and I could see brake lights all day, so go figure.

All in all it wasn't too bad.
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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 06:27 AM   #4
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Fuse is in the fuse box on left hand side. Labeled correctly in owners manual. But there are small running lights that stay on and that may confuse you. Remove the fuse before taping headlights.
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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 06:39 AM   #5
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Throw a fender eliminator on it then just remove the plate for track days... or just leave the plate on like I did.

As far as the lights the easiest way is to simply tape them up. Removing fuses requires removing fairings, losing bolts, etc etc.

There is minimal prep required for track days so it really isn't a big deal.
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Sportbike Track Time (STT) requires the fuses to be out.
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Sportbike Track Time (STT) requires the fuses to be out.
That sucks!
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Old Jan 23rd 2014, 10:51 PM   #8
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So is there no available block off plate should I want to still remove the rear fender?
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So is there no available block off plate should I want to still remove the rear fender?
There is a rubber grommet in the bottom side of the tail which is designed to secure the wiring when you remove the rear fender piece. Remove the 4 bolts from the top side under the seat cowl area as referenced above, then pull off the fender, unplug the wires and tuck them up inside the rubber grommet and you're ready for the track day.
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So is there no available block off plate should I want to still remove the rear fender?
No block off plate is needed. It's a track day, not a bike show.
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