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how to cut fairings to fit crash protectors?

Trying to fit R&G crash protectors
I bought a tank cutter on eBay but it doesn't go down to 25mm (like it said it would) so now I need to find something by noon tomorrow (doing my first half-trackday on the F4!) to cut the hole in the fairing to fit my R&G crash protectors. Any tips? I have a hardware store nearby but no specialist shops. At the moment I'm thinking of a hole cutter but I can imagine it eating the fairing for lunch.
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Yup, a hole cutter will make a hell of a mess.

A step drill would be a better choice, but it will take nerves of steel...


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Trying to fit R&G crash protectors
I bought a tank cutter on eBay but it doesn't go down to 25mm (like it said it would) so now I need to find something by noon tomorrow (doing my first half-trackday on the F4!) to cut the hole in the fairing to fit my R&G crash protectors. Any tips? I have a hardware store nearby but no specialist shops. At the moment I'm thinking of a hole cutter but I can imagine it eating the fairing for lunch.


Don't!! Just get the frame protectors that go under the plastics. You'll be pissed if you never crash and ruin your plastics for nothing.
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Here is how I stencil'd for my crash protectors

first pic is initial stencil

second pic is repair job with hole cut

its an exact fit too, as I have pics at home with crash bungs fitted



somehow I dont think you will want to copy this method
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Not a very paint friendly method!

When I installed Through Fairing sliders on a friend's bike, I simply used a Hole Saw and a drill press. A clean precise hole was created. A spray lubricant works to reduce initial bite.

As a side note, frame sliders that go under the fairing are the better method, IMHO. The ones that stick out have caused many a bike to flip when the "slider" became the part to hook up on a track imperfection. It is much better to have your bike slide into a gravel trap or infield grass than it would be to have the bike tweaked when a slider catches a nook or cranny.
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Yup, a hole cutter will make a hell of a mess.

A step drill would be a better choice, but it will take nerves of steel...

Step drill did the job beautifully thanks for the tip! You have to use it gently, but that's what spare fairings from eBay are for. Cheers B.harris for the advice but I had already bought the R&G stuff, I'm not convinced the under the fairing jobs would do the business in an off. first trackday on the MV was fantastic! I have a lot to learn about riding this bike but it is something beautiful to ride fast.
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after pics, takes a few minutes longer to remove fairing but prevents what may happen in the 1st pic above

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