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Title: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on August 08, 2013, 02:42:53 am
As we all know the ZG14 and ZX14 have the same front fender...

A lot of ZX14 folks put a ZX10 front fender on, looks much cleaner on the front IMO.  :great:

Anyone running or got pics of a ZX10 front fender on a ZG14??  ???

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151082988728?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/151082988728?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)



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Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gypsy JR on August 08, 2013, 03:16:03 am
I put a ZX10R fender on my ZX14. Got a set of brackets from Dubious that made it an easy switch.

I assume those would work fine on a C14. The ZX10R fender had to be a pre-2007 model, though I later saw brackets to fit a 2007+ ZX10R fender to the ZX14.
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on August 08, 2013, 03:24:39 am
I like the top but not the sides of it. Might be a mod in my future so I'll stick around for feedback.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gypsy JR on August 08, 2013, 03:29:25 am
When you run the ZX10R fender on either the ZX14 or C14, you have no options, you must run a radiator guard, because the ZX10R fender won't deflect rocks around the radiator like the OEM fender does. Of course many of us put the radiator guard on anyway.
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on August 08, 2013, 03:36:24 am
When you run the ZX10R fender on either the ZX14 or C14, you have no options, you must run a radiator guard, because the ZX10R fender won't deflect rocks around the radiator like the OEM fender does. Of course many of us put the radiator guard on anyway.
Can you still put a fender extender on a ZX10 fender. I ran that for a year on my C14 before I finally decided to put the radiator guard on. I like both even though some think it's like wearing a belt and suspenders, the fender extender really does protect the lower a lot.
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gypsy JR on August 08, 2013, 08:26:14 am
Good question. It all depends on if someone makes one for the ZX10R, of course. It is a narrower fender.

I have front and rear extenders on mine, and love them. I also have a radiator guard. Nice how the radiator guard stays clean now. But is still there in the event a truck throws a stone my way.
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on August 08, 2013, 04:59:51 pm
I put a ZX10R fender on my ZX14. Got a set of brackets from Dubious that made it an easy switch.

I assume those would work fine on a C14. The ZX10R fender had to be a pre-2007 model, though I later saw brackets to fit a 2007+ ZX10R fender to the ZX14.

That ebay link I posted for the brackets says it works for 2006 & 2007 ZX10 front fenders.
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on August 08, 2013, 05:01:06 pm
When you run the ZX10R fender on either the ZX14 or C14, you have no options, you must run a radiator guard, because the ZX10R fender won't deflect rocks around the radiator like the OEM fender does. Of course many of us put the radiator guard on anyway.

Yep, I've already got the rad guard on so I should be good to go on that.
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gypsy JR on August 12, 2013, 03:47:42 pm
 :great:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on August 16, 2013, 09:56:26 pm
I've decided to go ahead and move forward with this, I just ordered up the conversion brackets and found a ZX10 front fender on ebay that has carbon fiber sides on it. I still have paint left over from doing the lowers so when this fender arrives next week I'm gonna drop it of at the painter and when I get back from the National it will be all done and ready to put on.
 >:D

Here's the ZX10 fender with the carbon fiber sides that I bought, I think the carbon fiber sides will go nicely with the carbon fiber rear hugger and Muzzys, and then the top will be painted in matching green as the rest of my bodywork.  :great:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-07-KAWASAKI-NINJA-ZX10-ZX10R-BLUE-CARBON-FIBER-FRONT-FENDER-COWL-FAIRING-/281152059802?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=ySRLqWvJdogRbv5%252BPrmuNJVO9Us%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-07-KAWASAKI-NINJA-ZX10-ZX10R-BLUE-CARBON-FIBER-FRONT-FENDER-COWL-FAIRING-/281152059802?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=ySRLqWvJdogRbv5%252BPrmuNJVO9Us%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on August 16, 2013, 11:42:29 pm
I like the looks of this fender to, it's now on my todo list. Thanks for doing the homework brotha.  :great:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on August 17, 2013, 12:02:44 am
I like the looks of this fender to, it's now on my todo list. Thanks for doing the homework brotha.  :great:


No worries bro.  :beerchug:

I actually just pulled the trigger on another ZX10 fender too just in case I don't like the carbon fiber on the other one...  :truce:

The 2nd one is black (link below), so if I opt to go with the carbon fiber one then I've got another spare for the shelf... or for yer bike.  ;D

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380690408268?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/380690408268?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)

Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 04, 2013, 08:41:28 pm
Ok, my painter got the ZX10 front fender all painted up while I was at the National, picked it up today, it looks great in the matching green IMO!  :great:

Now I just need to decide if I want to run the carbon fiber sides with it or the painted sides and add the black ABS stickers...  ???

Install is this Saturday....  >:D


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Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on September 04, 2013, 08:47:10 pm
You can't put your own fender on?  :-[

You're killin me over here.  :rotflmao:

I'd go all green.
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 04, 2013, 08:52:13 pm
You can't put your own fender on?  :-[

You're killin me over here.  :rotflmao:

I'd go all green.

Gotta do a couple tweaks with the Ohlins forks to make it fit sano, nothing major, but I'll gladly let them handle it vs me f'n something up...  ;) :beerchug:

Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: LakeTrax on September 04, 2013, 09:43:27 pm
Since you've got the carbon fiber hugger, go with the carbon sides on the front to match. No decals-
Lookin' forward to more pics! My C14 and I live vicariously through them... :beerchug:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 07, 2013, 11:10:59 pm
Well, install is a no-go today, the conversion brackets I bought use the 2 forward mounting points on the ZX and ZG forks, my ZX14 Ohlins forks don't have those 2 mounting points, they just have a single mount arm connection on the front which is where the fender bolt mounts to...
 >:(


So now I'm going to have to get something fab'd up to make it work... I'm gonna give Dan Kyle a buzz on Monday to see if he has any suggestions and go from there...

 :'(

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Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: LakeTrax on September 07, 2013, 11:19:53 pm
Well, install is a no-go today, the conversion brackets I bought use the 2 forward mounting points on the ZX and ZG forks, my ZX14 Ohlins forks don't have those 2 mounting points, they just have a single mount arm connection on the front which is where the fender bolt mounts to...
 >:(

Ahhh, the troubled life of mounting a custom ZX10 fender to Ohlin's forks perched on a C14...

I am of the faith that you'll get it sorted-  :beerchug:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 19, 2013, 10:35:55 pm
Well, sorry to say this project is a no-go for me...  :(

The brackets to make the ZX10 fender fit on the ZG will only work if you have the ZG oem forks (with factory mounting points), which I just don't have with my Ohlins...  :-[

So in short, FAIL for me, $500 flushed down the toilet, I'll take my lumps and move on...  >:(   :truce:


I'm going a different direction now, I'll post up a new thread for that.  ;D
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Zarticus on September 19, 2013, 11:03:13 pm
Make some custom brackets or have some made  :beerchug:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 19, 2013, 11:21:40 pm
Make some custom brackets or have some made  :beerchug:

I tried that approach Z with no success, all the machinist I talked to needed to have my Ohlins forks to do that (understandably), and I just don't want to do that...  ???

I don't want to try half-a** jimmy rigging something that has to be able to hold with air getting under it at buck fifty speeds legal highway speeds...  ;)




Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 20, 2013, 01:26:34 am
By the way, I'll let Gumby pick this thread up from here, the conversion brackets and fender are now his...  :beerchug:


Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on September 20, 2013, 01:33:57 am
So in short, FAIL for me, $500 flushed down the toilet, I'll take my lumps and move on...  >:(   :truce:
I'll recoup ya $32.50. You take Paypal?  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: mattchewn on September 20, 2013, 02:13:04 am
Hey Jay,
That Gumby fella he's a funny guy huh?
Matt
32.50  Now that's funny!!
Sorry Jay
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 20, 2013, 02:17:39 am
So in short, FAIL for me, $500 flushed down the toilet, I'll take my lumps and move on...  >:(   :truce:

I'll recoup ya $32.50. You take Paypal?  :rotflmao:


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Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: LakeTrax on September 20, 2013, 02:22:37 am
So in short, FAIL for me, $500 flushed down the toilet, I'll take my lumps and move on...  >:(   :truce:
I'll recoup ya $32.50. You take Paypal?  :rotflmao:

Ouch- :truce: :beerchug:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on September 20, 2013, 02:56:13 pm
Ok, here ya go.  :D

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Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 20, 2013, 03:35:44 pm
Ok, here ya go.  :D

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Thanks, I feel better now.   :)

Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gypsy JR on September 20, 2013, 05:55:55 pm
Drug money.....  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on September 20, 2013, 09:00:49 pm
Well what do ya think? I don't care for any combination of these pieces. You can have them all back Jay  :P I'm going to buy an all black one.

Granny panties
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Thong
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Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 20, 2013, 09:45:47 pm
I think I like the carbon fiber sides option the best.  :great:

Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Andy on September 21, 2013, 12:31:25 am
Ok, my painter got the ZX10 front fender all painted up while I was at the National, picked it up today, it looks great in the matching green IMO!  :great:

Now I just need to decide if I want to run the carbon fiber sides with it or the painted sides and add the black ABS stickers...  ???

Install is this Saturday....  >:D

Can I find the Carbon Fiber sides for my stock 2013 C14 front fender? I like that look with the metalic black paint.
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Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on September 21, 2013, 12:49:18 am
Can I find the Carbon Fiber sides for my stock 2013 C14 front fender? I like that look with the metalic black paint.


Sorry Andy, the C14 oem fender is a one piece, you'd have to go with the ZX10 front fender to have the carbon fiber sides.


Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on September 30, 2013, 08:00:13 pm
EBay says my new fender is at the Post Office today.  :great:

I really needed a good reason to leave work early today.  :D

Stay tuned for pictures.
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on October 01, 2013, 12:08:05 am
The fender showed up in excellent condition. The only thing I had to clean off were fingerprints.  :great:
Should I go badge-less and make people wonder even more?

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Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on October 01, 2013, 01:08:48 am
I like it bro, much cleaner look IMO!  :great: :beerchug:

I still think the carbon fiber sides look better than the textured plastic though...  ???

As for the badges, I actually like badges on bikes/cars, change the color of em if you want but I vote for keeping badges.  ;) :)


Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on October 01, 2013, 01:49:43 am
As for the badges, I actually like badges on bikes/cars, change the color of em if you want but I vote for keeping badges.  ;) :)
Ok, I'll paint them black.  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on October 01, 2013, 03:40:42 am
As for the badges, I actually like badges on bikes/cars, change the color of em if you want but I vote for keeping badges.  ;) :)
Ok, I'll paint them black.  :rotflmao:

Actually I think black could be really cool if you did it in either a lighter black or darker black, subtle but cool IMO.  :great:


Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: Gumby on October 01, 2013, 03:53:11 am
Actually I think black could be really cool if you did it in either a lighter black or darker black, subtle but cool IMO.  :great:
I will drop them off at Artistic tomorrow, I have a $500 credit account right?
Title: Re: ZX10 front fender on a ZG14?
Post by: ZG on October 01, 2013, 04:11:08 am
Actually I think black could be really cool if you did it in either a lighter black or darker black, subtle but cool IMO.  :great:
I will drop them off at Artistic tomorrow, I have a $500 credit account right?

What's mine is yer's brutha!  ;D :beerchug: