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Bodyshop Got a tweaked piece of plastic? Some roughed up paint? Here's the place to get some tips on repairing your Suzuki Katana.

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Old 02-17-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Exclamation **repair Or Replace**

This is my first bike, so i don't know much. should i repair or replace these fairings. If anybody has fairings for sale let me know.




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Old 02-17-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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If no one has them check this site out. Art and Motorcycles Home Page
If you want to save cash..... repair them.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
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those dont look bad, Did you just brake the tabs?

If so look into gettin a plastic repair kit. You could always send them out to be fixed but IMHO not worth the $$$$$$.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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how much does that cost and where?
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:54 PM   #5
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Harbor Freight sell tools for "welding" plastic. Auto stores have fiberglass kits for around $15.00.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:11 PM   #6
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how much patience do you have to do this kind of work yourself? have you ever done any kind of work like this before?

i had similar damage on my fairings that i was able to sand out and repair. i am re-painting my bike though. so i am not trying to color-match.

the broken lower corner on your main fairing will be trickier. You will probably need to cut a piece of fiberglass to the approx size and then use that plastic welder stuff from any auto store to cement it into place. I would look at the fairing on the other side to see how complex a piece you'll have to fabricate.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:19 PM   #7
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IMHO.... throw it away and buy better ones.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:16 AM   #8
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IMHO.... throw it away and buy better ones.
Sure , but not all of us are made of money .
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:58 AM   #9
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Save your change. A quarter at a time adds up fast.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:49 PM   #10
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Doesn't help the original poster, but thanks for the link katanafreak. You saved me 147 bucks!
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