YZF600 Tank V's FZR600 Airbox

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Re: YZF600 Tank V's FZR600 Airbox

Postby yamaha_george » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:03 am

gogofizzpow wrote:To strengthen the airbox from one of my previous bike ventures, I got some of the foil tape and wrapped everything and formed and pressed all the wrinkles and airbubbles out to create one smooth silver surface. If not to just help with strength, it may of helped transfer heat away from being absorbed by the black plastic. (Im putting no scientific claim in this) Maybe it might help your handy work

are you talking 1000mile an hour aircraft silver tape or the stuff sold as heat shielding for fairings etc?

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Re: YZF600 Tank V's FZR600 Airbox

Postby gogofizzpow » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:43 am

Either one, just not the Duct Tape kind, looks kinda tacky to me. I have use both, the one with the fiber fill behind it works good for fairings, however I am partial to the kind the use for aircraft and filling the metal seams during Roofing
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Re: YZF600 Tank V's FZR600 Airbox

Postby thatkid » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:14 am

Thanks for your input, YG has already mentioned the Aircraft tape. I haven't used it (yet) because I want to see if the welds crack/fracture. I'm defiantly considering some other form of reinforcement, I was hoping for something transparent. The fairing tape I'd never heard of, the roofing tape (silver?) sticks to anything, I've used that during roofing repairs in the past (I'd forgotten about it).

I'm guessing the Aircraft/Fairing tape is covered in foil, therefore gives extra strength? and is not paper thin (like duct tape)

Something like this on my fuel tank.

Thanks again


Re: YZF600 Tank V's FZR600 Airbox

Postby thatkid » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:12 am

Well I had NO performance issues whatsoever, then she would not start, #2 would not fire :swear I was rather annoyed. Turns out it was the British weather and the north wind :headbang:

After my ignition problems (#2 doing jack shit) and the corroded connections, she pulls like a train. I have pulled and inspected the airbox for cracks, none present.

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Re: YZF600 Tank V's FZR600 Airbox

Postby lecoen » Wed May 11, 2016 1:28 am

Is there any way that we can get the pictures of this mod again? :) Would be extremely helpful.

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