CBX400F Integra Cowl Installation Temporary Edition

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CBX400F Integra Cowl Installation Temporary Edition

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CBX400F Integra cowl installation creation edition
The cowl line of the CBX400F Integra is a little reminiscent of KAWASAKI's Z1R. Before I give it to the paint shop, I draw out a very detailed drawing and tell them how it should look like.
This time, using the stay of CBX-late model-SC06, I will post the steps up to temporarily attaching the cowl to CBX-early model-model CB1.

CBX400F Integra cowl installation theme – Frame mount

① Make it a frame mount
② No strange restrictions apply when someone else rides the car

① Make it a frame mount
This is one of the big custom themes this time,
That means frame mount. This is extremely important.
If you choose a handle mount, the difficulty level will be slightly lower.
The advantage of frame mounts is that the handlebars are not heavy. Frame mount means attaching the cowl to the motorcycle frame. Handlebar mount refers to a condition where the handle is tightened together with the headlight fixing bolt and the handle is affected by the weight.
The good thing about CBX is that it has a structure that allows you to install Honda genuine stays as is. Normally, this work would require a lot of processing, but thanks to this, the amount of processing work is drastically reduced.
Regarding the ZRX1200, a famous shop has even released a kit that converts the bikini cowl from a handle mount to a frame mount. Frame mount is something I would like to do if possible. The handlebar-mounted bikini cowl also requires a lot of time and frequency of touching bolts, such as extending the light stay and changing the turn signal stay and wiring, so the ease of putting it on and taking it off doesn't change that much either.

② No strange restrictions apply when someone else rides the car
This is more than just a theme this time, it's something I always keep in mind.
I don't create customizations or weaknesses that only I can understand.
When I turn the steering wheel to the left, there is no problem, but when I turn the steering wheel to the right, the accelerator wire cable interferes with the tank and passes through the tank. There's a mysterious homemade switch that I don't know if it's being used.
I don't know where the wires go. *When wiring, I check the power distribution diagram so that I can see the intention of the work and the parts to be modified, and I make it removable so that it can be easily disassembled and restored.
In my own opinion, the situation where I get in trouble when someone else suddenly touches me is when I'm the only one riding and not touching.
It's not going to be a beautiful vehicle.

CBX late model – Attach the model SC06 stay to the frame

There is a special hole in the neck part of the frame where the stay is attached to the CBX body.
A groove for the bolt has also been purposely cut.
The other hole is in the center of the front engine hanger. This one has a rubber cap.
It may be a screw hole for attaching an engine guard, so its purpose is a mystery.
However, the screw holes in the frame are for attaching the stay.
*Please note that it may be different. I've heard that the holes are required for manufacturing at the factory, but the truth is unknown.
I cut or shave the cowl because it interferes with the meter.
Also, the stay of model SC06 is not cut without any machining as much as possible.
I'm proceeding with the feeling of attaching a metal stay to the frame of SC06.

CBX400F Integra cowl installation Cowl temporary installation

When you actually install the cowl, there is a problem with the angle of the cowl.
It looks like it will be installed a little forward like Ducati's rocket cowl.
Although the security features such as unlocking are low, it is still possible to park on the street or park in the communal parking lot of an apartment building.
There isn't, so it's not a disadvantage. Will the turn signals and mirrors be installed so that they can be seen?
You also have to think about installing it in a way that doesn't make a statement.
When I put the cowl on at the normal headlight height, it seemed a little low, but with the screen on, I don't think it would be that bad. I'm thinking about a lot of things. The lines on the side of the cowl are reminiscent of KAWASAKI's Z1R, and I'm also thinking about whether it would be okay to paste a sticker in the empty space.
I'm really happy that this empty space has such a cool design.
I won't know until it's finished.

CBX400F Integra Cowl Installation Temporary Edition【summary】

There are many different ways of working, thinking, and making plans, so there is no one answer.
I first decide on a theme or concept, and then add to it little by little to avoid making it impossible to drive. If the part cannot be driven, we divide the work into shorter parts, and if it is an important part, we purchase a spare before starting the work. There will be more extra parts, but storing the disassembled motorcycle will be more expensive. Since we have to pay the work space to a rental pit or motorcycle shop, we have to make sure that the work can be completed in the minimum amount of time.
The next thing to do is to actually attach it to the car body so that it can be firmly fixed. In this state, we check the condition of the turn signals, mirrors, etc., and make small corrections. Currently, the angle of the front cowl can be adjusted, so I just hope it goes well.
Well then! See you again!
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