View Full Version : New Sharkskinz w/ belly pan

04-28-2003, 10:42 PM
Got these about a month ago. Thought I post a picture of what they look like. It's the new Sharkskinz lowers with the belly pan. Fitment was no prob, although I had to shave a little off the end/back of the bottom, as it rubbed against the rear wheel. Took about 20 seconds with a dremel and the sander bit

<img src="http://santelia.org/photo/me/sharkskinz-lowers.jpg" style="border:0;"/>

And yup.. that's fairing scrapage next to that Aprilia sticker. I need to ditch this stock shock BADLY. Check out that shock squat. Quite sad.

<img src="http://santelia.org/photo/me/shock-bottom.jpg" style="border:0;"/>

04-28-2003, 10:49 PM
What shock will you buy for the bike? How much do you weight? What are you running for front end springs and fluid?

04-28-2003, 10:55 PM
I bought & received a Penske 8981. Haven't installed it yet.
I weigh 168. Forks = stock shlt.

My next to-do is get the front forks revalved or whatever it is they do.

04-29-2003, 05:45 AM
Hey michael,

How much did you pay for the whole fairing set, since im considering 1 for when I go for track days ?

and also, could I add does pics in my site with your permission ? (LOOK SWEET :D )


04-29-2003, 09:27 AM
ahh mike u got it back on the track i see :P its looking good....

And Span - it wouldnt be worth it for a few track days if im right in saying mike raced with the std bodywork till his little get off.... Its not cheap to buy etc....

04-29-2003, 04:02 PM
Oh I see. :eek:

04-29-2003, 04:52 PM
Let's see.. Full Sharkskinz fairings (3 pieces, no fender) would run you ~782 shipped. But my price was less b/c of sponsorship.

Yes & no...actually, my stock fairings are still fine to ride with. Reason I got new ones:
A. I was tired of all the f*ckin screws I had to undo everytime I changed my oil, etc.
B. I was told they were a little lighter, anything'll help.
C. I could use a spare set, just in case.

04-29-2003, 04:56 PM
Yea Spanair, post whatever pics you want.
There's some old ones from last year on my site, and I'm gonna add these 2 in there now.

micah apriliaforum com
05-02-2003, 10:52 AM
Yep, the new Multitechs come with the bellypan too. Great shots Mike!

05-02-2003, 03:39 PM
$782 is not that bad at all !! do you have their website adress by any chance ? i must get 1 set, not yet but soon :D

thanks for the pics.

05-02-2003, 03:47 PM
I've just checked:

www.sharkskinz.com/NewSit...aRS250.asp (http://www.sharkskinz.com/NewSite/apriliaRS250.asp)

so dont worry about the link ;)

thanks for posting about them ! :D

05-10-2003, 06:54 PM
Mike, you're riding for CCS. Does CCS require a bell pan on the 250s? I've been riding with AFM which doesn't require a bell pan for the 250's. I'm considering crossing over to CCS sometime.


05-11-2003, 02:19 PM
No. CCS does not yet require a bellypan for strokers.

Here's the rulebook quote:
7.21 All 4-stroke machines must be equipped with a fluid catch pan of sufficient size and heat-resistant material to contain the contents of the crankcases in the event of an engine or crankcase failure. Minimum capacity of the fluid catch pan is to be 3 quarts.

CCS #242