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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-03-2007, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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1995 CBR 600 F3 Retrofit and Gas Gauge

Looking to change up the fairings, to a newer style, who's got what? Would like to go to a newer style CBR kinda like the one a few posts up. Something with the dual headlight.

Also... looking for a kit that allows me to put a gas gauge on the bike.. Sux lifting the cap all the time..

I appreciate anyhelp I can get, even websites that will send me in the right direction. I'm lost.

Thanks, Chris
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the smokin joes kit seems to be the most popular F3 conversion out there, but most of the kits you'll find for your f3 are gonna be a single headlight. you'll have to retro fit an f4(i) front to get the desired look, theres a thread floatin around here w/ somebody whom had just done it recently, i'll find it another time when my wrists arent killing me from riding 2 up all day.



as for a gas guage your SOL. just use your trip counter on your odometer. i know to fill up about every 130 miles... i havent ridden it to the point where i'd need reserve yet, so im not sure how many miles you'll get exactly, but 130 is a good number to hit the pump at.
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I'm thinking about putting the bodywork from an RR on the F2/F3 bikes, just for the improvment in looks.

on the fuel gauge, you're SOL. most bikes done come with em, just use your trip meter and see how many miles it takes till you switch to reserve.
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the smokin joes kit seems to be the most popular F3 conversion out there, but most of the kits you'll find for your f3 are gonna be a single headlight. you'll have to retro fit an f4(i) front to get the desired look, theres a thread floatin around here w/ somebody whom had just done it recently, i'll find it another time when my wrists arent killing me from riding 2 up all day.



as for a gas guage your SOL. just use your trip counter on your odometer. i know to fill up about every 130 miles... i havent ridden it to the point where i'd need reserve yet, so im not sure how many miles you'll get exactly, but 130 is a good number to hit the pump at.
FUEL INJECTION ROCKS!
flashing gas light at about 120 miles
steady gas light at about 140 miles
gas station about 145 miles

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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The 88-96 CBR1000F's have the dual headlights in one package, and the fairing blocks a lot of wind. Both headlights are on at low and high, and both are independently adjustable. Plus, the turnsignals are molded into the fairing better than any bike I've ever seen.

The 1000F's also have a 5.8 gallon tank with a wildly pessimistic fuel gauge (reads empty at just less than 1/2). Mine goes between 190 and 200 miles before I have to switch to reserve. Oddly, when I baby the engine I get 39mpg, but when I rev the crap out of it I get 41.
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i have seen a few headlight conversions for the f2/f3. One was the 900rr headlight which looked pretty simple. then on sportbikes.net there is a guy that molded a r6 headlight/windscreen on his f2 race fairings. looks badd ass!

And i think you see by now gas guage aint happening. I get exactly 160mi to a tank with just enough to get to the gas station as its choking out and i switch to reserve
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I sincerely appreciate all the replies in here. Now knowing that the gas gauge will not happen, will have to figure one out.. Shouldn't be that hard.. Now the search for newer CBR firings will commence. Any ideas on where to start??
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one word. EBAY. the F4i and RR fairings are so easily found its not funny. note you'll need the stay and gauges too unless you can fabricate a gauge mount on the new stay.
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Wasn't there just a guy here that converted his F3....




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FUEL INJECTION ROCKS!
flashing gas light at about 120 miles
steady gas light at about 140 miles
gas station about 145 miles
eh, i dont need all the fancy crap... my bike goes just as far and just as fast as yours
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