So Atrang asked, there was definitely much progress today.
Today's first task was to drink coffee, because let's face it.. there was no way in hell I was being productive without it.
After I had completed this crucial task, it was time to move onto the Upper fairing assembly.
This is where it all starts to get a little tricky. Unlike replacing existing fairings with aftermarkets, where all your bolts and fasteners exist.. and are in place, I didn't have that luxury.
Being a crashed bike, there was lots missing. I had previously gone through the exploded parts diagrams from Honda to determine what was missing, and ordered it in advance.... or so I thought.
Not to mention, I'd never actually put together, or taken apart the bodywork for a 2006 600rr... so today was pretty slow going as I tried to work off the exploded parts diagrams with a bit of guesswork...
Tinted Screen with well nuts installed:
The Front fairing with Screen installed: startin' to look sexy!
Front fairing with Air Intake Cover
It was at this point that I realised I didn't have the screws for this... mainly because they're NOT BLOODY SHOWN ON THE PARTS DIAGRAM.
*cue massive expletive laden rant*
So at this point I ran down to the hardware store again to pick up some 8 guage, 9mm self tapping screws and appropriate washers.
Time to assemble the air ducts and front spoiler.
and then install it into the front fairing.
At this point I went to install the headlight & wiring loom into the front fairing, only to discover that I'd forgotten to order the 5 bolts that hold the headlight in the front fairing.
*cue second massive expletive laden rant*
At this point it was 12:20pm, and I had resigned myself to the fact that despite my intentions.. it wasn't going to get finished today.
However I did call Hondaworld to place an order for the bolts.
Big props to Hondaworld at this point, as not only were they open, but they had them in stock too! They even stayed open until I got there to pick up the $5.50 worth of bolts :p Talk about service!
The illustrious bolts! (complete with OEM Honda packaging).
The Completed assembly:
And at this point in time... I politely remind you to LABEL EVERYTHING
when you're doing rebuilds. It makes life so much easier when you need to put it all back together.
"Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance"
And the completed, and installed front fairing.