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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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F4i/RR question

since looking at the RR and F4i at the dealer today, I was thinking about something I'd like to do. if I bought an F4i, would it be possible to put an RR subframe and exhaust on the F4i? I want to do this because I dont like the pipe on the side as much as the undertail exhaust.

also, if I did this, would it hurt performance any on the F4i?
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I'd figure all that you'd need is the subframe, and complete exhaust from the RR. I mean the frames are pretty much the same between the F4i and RR, only really obvious differences I can see is the performance, and the way the exhaust is set up. beyond that, it looks like they're the same chassis, so things should just bolt right up without any real problems.
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I mean the frames are pretty much the same between the F4i and RR.
I'm not a Honda guy, but my educated guess are the frames are completley different. The F4i is old technology as far as repli-racer bikes are concerned.

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it wont be plug and play like youd hope it to be. The frames are very different, sub frame bolts in a different place, and the RR swingarm has a place for the exhaust and rear shock to run through. the F4i doesnt. That doesnt mean it cant be done though. There may be an aftermarket undertail system for the F4i. Would be slick though.
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it wont be plug and play like youd hope it to be. The frames are very different, sub frame bolts in a different place, and the RR swingarm has a place for the exhaust and rear shock to run through. the F4i doesnt. That doesnt mean it cant be done though. There may be an aftermarket undertail system for the F4i. Would be slick though.
The frames are completly different and as far as an undertail exhaust for the F4I, unless it came on the market yesterday, it's not there.
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this isnt to say a little custom work wouldnt make it fit, I really was hoping there would be a simple plug n play setup. oh hell, why dont I just get the friggin RR instead? too simple aint it?
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this isnt to say a little custom work wouldnt make it fit, I really was hoping there would be a simple plug n play setup. oh hell, why dont I just get the friggin RR instead? too simple aint it?
Have you had the chance to ride both bikes? To me the RR feels slow compared to the F4i.....But then again I own an f4I.
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this isnt to say a little custom work wouldnt make it fit, I really was hoping there would be a simple plug n play setup. oh hell, why dont I just get the friggin RR instead? too simple aint it?
yeah too simple.
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Well if you check... there was a guy... HERE that put a undertail pipe on his 9R and he didn't swap out any subframes!

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Well if you check... there was a guy... HERE that put a undertail pipe on his 9R and he didn't swap out any subframes!

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Like said earlier. Any thing can be done.
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I've looked at it as a mod for my '04 F4i...Having wrenched on birdman's 03 and Snakemann's '04 RR's...it could be done with some fabricating...but that would entail basically putting the rear swingarm and shock and subframe of the RR on the F4i However, the FI map is different from the F4i to the RR so a PC III would be necessary. also, the basic geometry would be off, so I wouldn't think the bike would really be good for much except cruising or posing...for the money it would cost...just buy the RR
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