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    swap a 15f hood onto a 12f

    Hey guys, i have a 2004 12f with the older hood version. Looking to replace with a new 15f hood.
    From the looks of it, i need mirror supports and the hood. Anyone done this swap or have any info?
    May need to swap the hood liner as well, but i may be able to use my mirrors.


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    You'll for sure need the mirror supports, outer shell, mirrors, and i'd check the parts number to see if you can reuse the inner liner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtskir15f View Post
    You'll for sure need the mirror supports, outer shell, mirrors, and i'd check the parts number to see if you can reuse the inner liner.
    i'm hoping the 12f mirrors fit. color is fine...i ordered the mirror mounts, but not too sure on the hood liner. Kawasaki tweaked the liner to match the newer hood and i may have some vibration issues. We'll see.

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    may be cheaper to buy the mirror blockoffs rather than buying mirrors if you dont use them anyways and if the 12F mirrors dont fit.

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    running into fit issues

    Quote Originally Posted by jtskir15f View Post
    may be cheaper to buy the mirror blockoffs rather than buying mirrors if you dont use them anyways and if the 12F mirrors dont fit.
    so i ordered a new 06 hood and mirror mounts. Here are the issues

    hood mounts have changed since 04. The newer style hood has speed nuts where as my older hood the bolts screwed directly into hood. The new hood didn't come with the nuts and are not online in a diagram.

    Inner liner ducting is also changed. 5 of 7 holes line up with the 2 closest to seat being out of line.

    Male latch isn't compatible to secure hood.

    Flush connector is not in alignment with newer hulls. May mount this somewhere else and seal hole.

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