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Question about Fairings Small Crack Repair - September 4, 2016, 09:58 AM

I have seen many articles and read about repairing fairing damage/cracks with cements(ABS, All purpose), epoxy, plastic welding etc...

Do you guys have any suggestions or input about any preferred method for crack repairing? I am trying to repair some small cracks in the fairings, no missing parts though.

Also, should I be using fiber glass if used with a cement? If so, where can I purchase it locally?

Thanks for all all the help and advice


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September 4, 2016, 10:36 AM

First thing I would do is drill a small hole at the end of the crack to keep the crack from spreading (assuming you're still riding the bike). No idea about actually fixing...
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Were you trying to do this yourself or have someone else do this for you? If the latter, PM me some pics I can get you a quote. Just got my tail section done for the 636...


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Were you trying to do this yourself or have someone else do this for you? If the latter, PM me some pics I can get you a quote. Just got my tail section done for the 636...
Thanks shiphteey. It's not a huge crack and I am trying to repair it on my own. Since, I can get a whole new part for less than $80.

I just wanted to give it a shot to see if I can fix it, else will order OEM replacements.

I can share the pict with you, please let me know, thanks


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ZX14: 222 mph
ZX12: 229.6 mph
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September 22, 2016, 04:14 PM

Another quick question, does anyone know a local shop where I can get some different kinds of stickers? Of course, I can order some on ebay too, but locally would be awesome

Just trying to cover some 'scratches/scrapes', I know it's a ghetto way of hiding the 'looks'

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