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    well, got laid off, so have a bunch of time on my hands. figure since i have the materials, i'll start fixing my fairings. this will be my progress thread.

    i have a bunch of other stuff i need to do, but this is the least costly of the things. i should be rebuilding the carbs, too.

    anyhow, here are some pics of what i have to repair:

    that's all the right fairing. the left just has some minor scratches.

    as for the rears, i bought an extra set of rear fairings for something like 25 bucks for the pair shipped to me. onyl thing that was wrong with them was that they had those flush mount turn signals everyone seems to be so fond of.

    here are the holes filled with plastic epoxy:

    for the most part, i'm pleased with how the plastic eopxy filled and sanded smooth. it also remains fairly flexible, so i'm confident that the repair will be permanent.

    this last pic is a teaser:

    more pics to come as i progress

    and here, you can hear just how awful this thing sounds


    btw, is it bad that the rear wheel moves with the bike in neutral?
    Last edited by stockgp; 06-02-2009, 06:36 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

  • #2
    Good luck with the fix. Sry to hear about the lay off hope it dont last too long. I think your ok with the back tire its not spinning so much as moving from the vibration. The body work seemed to be the funnest part of the project for me. Take your time and explore you creativity. Dont be afraid to make it your own. Keep us posted bro cant wait to see the results.
    The newest addition to the Family!
    stop by the garage for a better look!


    • #3

      that's where i'm stuck for the moment