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I have lowered the body work by raising the fork tubes to quicking the steering, but this has lowered the bodywork on my 96 F3 so that the body work is lower the the opening for the ram air. I am thinking this is not good for top speed. Does someone know if race body work in general has larger front openings and do you think ram air really adds to performance.

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I don't see how sliding the forks up or down in the clamps would affect your bodywork... What did you do???

If your fairing doesn't line up with the ram-air ducts, you need to reposition it! The ram-air ain't just there for show!

Let me guess -- it's Air Tech bodywork, right?

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in addition to everything scott said (esspecially the air tech part), don't forget that your suspension expands under acceleration (not like a car that starts to lower).

so if the triples aren't banging off the forks when you stop and your bodywork isn't covering the ram air up, you're likely a-ok.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dtb4CBR:
I have lowered the body work by raising the fork tubes to quicking the steering, but this has lowered the bodywork on my 96 F3 so that the body work is lower the the opening for the ram air. I am thinking this is not good for top speed. Does someone know if race body work in general has larger front openings and do you think ram air really adds to performance.

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I agree with AZ's post also. I can speak from personal experience that Air Tech sucks. Raising the forks should only lower the bodywork with respect to the ground and the front wheel but not the rest of the components such as the frame and air ducts. :)

Racing bodywork should not have larger openings. That would be illegal in some classes. If the openings are larger it is due to the team modifying them.

In general ram air works on most late model bikes. Some of the older ones such as the early 90s models it was not all that effective.



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RCJohn has it right. I now have stock body work on it. There are no air ducts attached to the body work. A small snorkel comes out just above the radiator, it is independant of any body work. Now I have great handling but I feel I am losing top speed. Will any body work fix this problem. Plus I find it hard to believe the body work wants to rise as speed increases. Thanks for all your input.

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