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post #1 of 5 Old 04-17-2019, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Gen 1 plastics on Gen 2?

Just curious, is it possible to mount a Gen 1 tank, shrouds, and headlight/windscreen assembly on a Gen 2? I know a radiator support would be required. If so, what else would be needed?
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-18-2019, 10:07 AM
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Yes it's possible, but not easy (particularly the headlight which needs a bracket welded to the frame). With regards to the tank/shrouds, this may help; https://www.souperdoo.com/stuff%20th...emi-round-hole

Honestly, I'd either just buy a Gen1 or I'd look at installing the IMS 6.6 and going with an aftermarket headlight on the Gen2

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-18-2019, 11:14 AM
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The amount of electrical components under the Gen 2 instruments is probably most peoples biggest hurdle. Have you ever removed the front fairing assembly & looked at that area?

I think that with some judicious hacksaw work on the top & front of the Gen 2 fairing mounting stub, on the steering neck, a Gen 1 fairing bracket would bolt right onto the Gen 2 main frame, no welding required. The height & bolt spacing appear to be the same.

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-18-2019, 02:02 PM
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Since we're on the subject, anyone know if Gen 2 side panels will fit on a Gen 1?

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-18-2019, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Project for the future. Already have a Gen 2 but I think it would look better if it had less plastic up front. I like the look of the Gen 1's.
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