Got the front mounting brackets made for the ZX14 fender.
Found my ZZR12 fender, and it's on order. The ZX6R fender (the other one I've ordered which has come in) is, by far, inferior in coverage. It has fork coverage, but no better than the OEM 250R fender. That one's definately more style than substance.
I'm going to stick with the three I've ordered. I can't find anything that looks more aerodynamic than the 14s and 12s fenders, except maybe an earlier Hayabusa one. And even that would probably be very little (if any) better than those two.
Once I get the ZZR12 and the ZX14 fender hardware created so they can be attached and detached at will, I'll test them both for at least 400 miles (with my daily commute, that won't take long). I expect both to produce a measurable improvement in highway MPG over the stock piece, but the difference between them to be negligible (that opinion is subject to change once I see both new fenders together).
rear attachment done for the ZX14 fender. I didn't want to modify the fender at all, but what I did (drill a hole and press in a rivet nut) was a little easier than making a bracket. It's also lighter than using a bracket would have been. If I did this for someone else's bike, I'd probably go ahead and make a bracket to do what I did here.
Also got one of the p-clips fashioned. The wire holders for the speedo and brake are welded on to the 250's fender support, so I can't reuse them. Instead, I'm using aluminum rubber-cushioned p-clips (the speedo one reshaped to be elongated like the OEM holder to allow some movement when steering).
First pics are up. Picture of p-clip turned out badly, so I'll get more tonight when I finish up, and maybe wash and wax the fender.
front attaching brackets - 1/8" thick aluminum, with aluminum rivet nuts.
side view of same front mounting brackets.
ZX14 fender installed with front mounting brackets, before making p-clips (will attach to silver clip nuts on both sides of fender) and attaching at rear of fender (will use rear fork tab, visible in this picture)
front fork tab remains unused. I could trim some material from inside the front fender and use the upper front tab on the fork, but that would weaken the fender. The way it is right now, it's sturdy enough not to need a metal brace. It's a very tight fit, so attaching at two points on each side should be sufficient. I'm curious to see how Dan's ZX12r fender attaches.
Also, for a little LOL (and because they were easy to remove and replace without tools) I used the reflector bolts while fitting up the fender. With the reflectors in place, it makes it look even more like it "belongs" there. They're even close to the stock position!