RE: Back Tire Contact Area :
You're not going to get much more than Stites picture unless
tire pressure is way low, or you low side.
The profile is almost straight up on the sides for this tire / rim size.
Other tires will have a have less rounded profile if one is concerned about KFC.
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The front tire has the same profile.
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I was really hoping it was a kit that made it look like a Norton!gotta say the armor body stuff was surprisingly easy to fit.
The last hot bodies set I had was a nightmare, and not the I forgot my pants at work kind of nightmare, the Freddie Kruger version.
I have a Norton body coming for my 400. It doesn't look like a Ninja. It's more narrow and taller than the stock body work. Taller for me I think will be good as I can't fully get my frame work down behind the screen on these little bikes. Also they ditch shit like the fake headlight location so it might be a fair bit more areodynamic. It comes in either a clear coat, primer grey, or factory graphic as shown for a hundo, I figured what the hell and ordered the factory set so it will look like this out of the box supposedly.
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I think the O2 bung just shrank during welding. When metal gets really hot it shrinks some.
Intentionally left the bracket out because the stock hangar is the rear foot peg and it was still on the bikeOn the weight of the exhaust, to be fair, you have to include the hanger it's gonna be on v the one that comes with the Ti system. I think there were one or two other little clamps as well.
I have also had to use the tap a couple of times on various pipes.
Being 320cc vs 400. I definitely understand but, as posted before on a different thread. I bought this from a tow yard with low miles for under 1000 bucks. So I'm really just getting it for fun. I'm a previous ninja 300 owner. So I pretty much know the potential of this bike. I have multiple big bore bikes as well BUT, I do have a 2012 ninja 650 with a zx6r front end for heavier track duty. Also test rode a R3 a few years back at the San Diego motorcycle show. (( have never ridden a Ninja 400)) which I've heard nothing but good. Definitely fun riding a (slower bike) faster. Good luck on your project.Just acquired a stock 2015 Yamaha R3. Can't wait to do modifications Along with canyon riding and trackdays.