Originally Posted by mgolden
Brilliant! That makes perfect sense, thanks! How do you have the "C" attached to the frame and subframe sides? Just zip-tied in place, or it is bolted?
Thanks for the tip, that's exactly what I was looking for!
No fixed rule, just depends on the bike and what material I have on hand at the time :-)
I prefer to use Nylon to make the front subframe purely from a safety point of view in the hope it'll do less damage if somebody ever gets hit by my bike, but I don't always have it on hand. The weight is only marginally less than aluminium and it's not great for tapping threads into, self-tappers work well though.
Because I don't run the intakes on the ZX6R, the holes through the frame are very handy for running things through and they have a handy bolt hole so I just cable-tied it in place. The front subframe is a somewhat modified OEM one but I think I've got the harness support bolted to it.
The 929 has a nylon subframe with the harness support bolted to it. I think the rear is attached to the upper radiator mount but I'd have to check that. I never bothered running the duct covers.
My '98 GSXR750 I made an aluminium subframe but I do have the ducts on that so I can't see how I've supported the harness sorry.
If I come across a better pic I'll add it here.