AFM 650 Production rules

Architeuthis dux rg-sv650 at v0.net
Mon Mar 24 15:23:14 PDT 2008


Not complaining at all, just trying to understand.

I'm new at this to begin with, so the rules are pretty overwhelming, 
never mind the 650T implications!

-rg

Ernest Montague wrote:
> Sure.  It is the FIRST year of a new class. All good  points. Rather 
> than complain about how the rules were written, write them and submit them.
> 
> All these points need to be clarified. The guys writing rules are just 
> members.  Thus just like you.
> 
> No bodywork requirements on SVs.......
> On Mar 24, 2008, at 2:30 PM, Architeuthis dux wrote:
> 
>> I've been watching the griping on the rules, but I tried to puzzle 
>> through them myself to see if my 2003 naked is legal, and I can't 
>> really tell.
>>
>> 9.1.2k - can't modify lighting
>> 9.1.13 - you can remove the brake light
>> 9.1.35d - can remove tail light assembly
>> 9.1.35e - can remove headlight glass, shell
>>
>> Ok, so what's the purpose of 9.1.2k?  Can I take off all the lights, 
>> or not?
>>
>> 9.1.18 - handlebar type may be changed but the mounting method may not
>>
>> I have Woodcraft clip-ons.  The original SV had bars.  I can't use 
>> bars with a fairing.  The SVS has clip-ons though.
>>
>> 9.1.26 - aftermarket fairings may not be fitted to bikes not 
>> originally equipped with a fairing.
>>
>> My bike was a SV.  The SVS has a fairing, but no bellypan.  I have a 
>> Cheetah full fairing on my bike.  What I'm reading here implies to me 
>> that its illegal.
>>
>> Just to further complicate things, the 2006-and-newer section says:
>>
>> 9.2.5 The following emissions equipment may be removed....
>>
>> It doesn't say that anywhere in 9.1.x that I can see, though.  I've 
>> taken out the emissions stuff, did that make me illegal?
>>
>> Also, what's the current opinion on a good DOT tire setup?  I have 
>> slicks on right now, so I guess those will have to go... :-/
>>
>> Thanks for any suggestions,
>> -rg
>>
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