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Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 1 week ago #113638

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Hi guys

Any advice on how best to repair a cracked left fairing on Gen2. Was thinking of using a wrap to cover after?

I'm also looking for a right side cover for 2009 black/ red but can also wrap this if needed.

A friend dropped his bike on a sand road to avoid a dog and the fairing not so good any more :S

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Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 1 week ago #113642

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Toggie wrote:
Hi guys

Any advice on how best to repair a cracked left fairing on Gen2. Was thinking of using a wrap to cover after?

I'm also looking for a right side cover for 2009 black/ red but can also wrap this if needed.

A friend dropped his bike on a sand road to avoid a dog and the fairing not so good any more :S

Thanks

You can try plastic welding with a soldering iron (youtube it) and then sanding it down afterward.
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Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 1 week ago #113646

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Piet wrote:
You can try plastic welding with a soldering iron (youtube it) and then sanding it down afterward.

20 jaar gelede het ek 'n 1983 Honda XR200 gehad - die side covers (waar hulle aan die frame vasskroef, het gekaak - as they all do) - back then het ek die storie so gekyk, my pa se soldeerbout gaan haal, en die k^k weer toe gesmelt (logika is 'n wonderlike ding) - who knew it would become a thing... ek kon nou ryk gewees het... :blink: :S
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Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 1 week ago #113647

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in fact, ons het dit in die weermag al gedoen - koffie bekers uit mortier cannisters uit aan mekaar gesmeld terwyl ons moet wagstaan... :)
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Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 1 week ago #113648

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Thanks Piet

I will give it a try.

There is also a product I've seen around "Q-Bond" or something. Maybe use this on the inside also?

Groenie where is best to find a side cover?
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Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 1 week ago #113651

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Toggie wrote:
Thanks Piet

I will give it a try.

There is also a product I've seen around "Q-Bond" or something. Maybe use this on the inside also?

Groenie where is best to find a side cover?

In my opinion Q-Bond is best used on hard plastic... like your clocks. I did and holding up well.

As for the fairing... i used a goop made up of pieces of other ABS plastic.. dissolved in acetone. Reeeeaaaly messy... but works very well.
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Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 1 week ago #113659

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Hi Toggie,

I actually cracked my left side fairing and tried the Q-Bond but it did not work (as GvdH) mentioned ... i was actually also looking for someone that does plastic welding.
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Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 1 week ago #113663

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I've been seeing a number of posts lately on Facebook in the biking groups by a chap called "Ronnie Fairings". Seems he specializes in this type of repair work, I've never seen any of his work personally, but he has posted a bunch of photos. Maybe it is worth contacting him..
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Re:Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 18 hours ago #113772

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There is a gentleman by the name of Kurt that does plastic welding. He stays in Boksburg and his number is 084 237 7776.
I just dropped off some things for him to do. I will give feedback as to the quality of his work.



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Re:Fairing repair and right side cover 2 months 4 hours ago #113776

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I repaired mine successfully with fibreglass and resin. I used course sanding paper to roughen up the surface and then wiped it clean with acetone. It lasted very well, even when I had an accident it did not crack. I gave that panel to Doodaaklr who needed it to make a mold to make replacement panels, I have not heard from him again.
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