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Old 04-01-2012, 10:42 PM   #11
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Right would be plastic welding? and is there a paint code on the stock burgundy? or do you just get closest.

with out knocking out the bondo, there are only a few small cracks that can be filled with abs plastic cement.

and the dude that owned this, took out the stock review mirrors and filled in the holes????? is that what people do? or is this guy weird?

the bike was kinda... well lets say he has an odd taste with all the american flag stickers on a jap bike ect.

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:50 PM   #12
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I think the PO of your bike was an idiot, and you just need to start over from scratch.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:47 AM   #13
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Right would be stop-drilling the ends of the cracks and then welding them shut. You can make sticker removal a lot easier by warming them up with a hair dryer. Goo-gone will help get the last of the residue.

Some people don't like the stock mirrors and replace them with bar-end mirrors. It is true that the stock mirrors frequently give you a really good view of your elbows but it's mostly a matter of aesthetics.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #14
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Alright, well the bar end mirrors are not to bad, but I dont like the flat black job.

I can get the welding kit for 100ish bucks and go to town with that, then the paint and labor to have them painted is going to run another 100.

If i can find fairings fairly cheap that might be the best.

I see kits for around 400, anything less pricing? that would be starting from new.

But besides the stupid visual mods the bike doesn't look like it has ever been taken apart or anything mechanically.

so thats good.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:54 PM   #15
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Well CSDWARF, how tall are you? This could be a concern.
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...I can get the welding kit for 100ish bucks...
http://www.harborfreight.com/plastic...ron-67102.html

If you have an air compressor:
http://www.harborfreight.com/plastic...ure-96464.html

The deluxe package, no compressor required:
http://www.harborfreight.com/plastic...ent-96712.html

I use this:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-25ec...&storeId=10051
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:58 PM   #17
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Well CSDWARF, how tall are you? This could be a concern.
Im about 5'9'' @ 18 , but used to be really small, freshmen year I was like 5 foot 90 lbs or something.

now i'm like 170, that's a lot of weight to gain haha.


and, thank you for the links, I was using search and found a few people saying that 97 plastics will fit on my bike? the holes are the same? except the rear peice?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Body-Kit-Fai...ht_5592wt_1139

that is a 12 peice fairing set? for a good price.

just wondering if that would work, if not Ill probably be ordering the welder.

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Those are for 98+ bikes.

They will not fit without serious modifications.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #19
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I was looking the plastics over tonight, I think once i hit all the bondo out there might be some bigger holes ( two were the mirrors went) and one side down low were it slides on is worn though, the welding seems like it would take a lot of plastic to fill these in.

Do you guys do fiberglass or something similar? whats the techniques?

Also been reading about second gear in these bikes, Mine seems to be fine, but how delicate are they actually? like do I have to worry about it? or is it as long as i can actually shift it will be fine? ive been riding motorcycles for 10 years and know how to use a clutch without a problem, just would like a little more info on this subject, everything else on the bike seems bullet proof.


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The second gear issue is usually a chipped or badly worn shift fork that allows the trans to pop out of 2nd gear under throttle. Its mostly caused by crap shifting, the throw to second is a lot longer so if you mess that up...bang...
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