Fitting my R6 race fairings to the SV650

So I got the sub frame done, now it’s time to fit the R6 race fairings to my SV. I have named it yamazuki. Chad came over and we used foam and tape to support the bodywork so that we could mock up the fit and look. This way if something is in the way, like the handle bars or various brackets, we can move the bodywork or trim it so that it will fit. There is a lot of trimming and fitting that goes on. If you’re questioning fitting it just step back and take a look and ask, does this look right? Does it fit right? Does this look like it would have come from the factory this way? If you said no to these questions then try something different. Tweak it up or down, make sure it’s centered, just move it around. Use some clamps to secure stuff temporarily. I use cardboard to figure out the bends for various brackets. This saved me from scrapping out multiple pieces of aluminum.


We use painters tape to protect the frame from getting scratches. We pulled the fairings off multiple times fitting and trimming and fitting again.

I made all my brackets from aluminum using cardboard to get the bends just right.  I had to trim fiberglass and reform some to get it to fit so the exhaust would have adequate room.

R6 race  fairings set and trimmed. (foam removed)
Note, back wheel was raised to level bike out while using the front stand.

I’m sure everyone at the track will wonder what is going on when they see a bike with R6 race fairings running in the light twin class.  I’m sure after they hear it they will think other wise as a twin sounds so much sweeter than a 4 banger…. Happy fabricating, and push yourself to learn something new every day.


Jon Kipp

I have a motorcycling background that goes as far back as grade school. Having grown up around, drag raced, commuted, done track day riding, and currently plan to race in a 650 class, Chad feels I can bring quality technical information to this blog.

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