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Beondwacko


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posted June 20, 2012 06:22 AM        
Need opinion on fairings please.

The upper fairing on my 08' has been developing a stress crack on the right side between the two headlight openings. There has been no contact with anything that brought this on. It's been developing slowly for almost 2 years but it's becoming more noticeable as time goes on.

My question is this. What's a better solution, replace the upper with an OEM pre-painted piece or get the original one repaired / re-painted?

The color is Atomic Silver.

opinions?
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Bueller


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posted June 20, 2012 06:30 AM        
oem pre-painted gonna cost you alot more but Id go that way. repair never seems to last long before it breaks again, also, painting isnt gonna look the same and will fade different than the other pieces. just my opinion
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oldkawboy


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posted June 20, 2012 06:39 AM        
Adam,

I'd get a hold of the original owner and chew him out!! ;-)

That does seem strange, never heard of one doing that.

After I bought my green '09 my son and I swapped his '08 silver bodywork for mine. I just had my bike fall over (&^%#$@) and bought OEM right side plastic and it matches perfect. I know you're as particular as I am and would suggest the same thing as Bueller did.

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Bently


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posted June 20, 2012 06:53 AM        
quote:
oem pre-painted gonna cost you alot more but Id go that way. repair never seems to last long before it breaks again, also, painting isnt gonna look the same and will fade different than the other pieces. just my opinion


Only true if you don't know how to do repairs or paint. someone good can match it and have it look just fine. we have done different body panels on Busa's and 14's and you cant tell but it is not easy. and if you can't do it yourself and take it some where good you will spend almost as much as just buying the new part. plus with the new part you can keep riding the bike and when it gets here swap it out and not have any down time. fix and paint what you have and your looking at down time.

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cas15


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posted June 20, 2012 07:05 AM        
Oem
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TH1RT3EN


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posted June 20, 2012 08:20 AM        
http://www.ronayers.com/ProductDetails/N/687/SKU/1341866
OEM replacement $292.03

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drewzx-14


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posted June 20, 2012 08:32 AM        
+1 go the OEM pre-painted route...
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zixxer14


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posted June 20, 2012 09:19 AM        
Body work & paint could easily equal the cost of a new fairing if done by a good shop. However a friend had repairs & paint done & you couldn't tell the old from new where it was faded in. he was able to get it fixed without having to replace any stickers. In his case it was far cheaper than replacing fairing panels. It's been about a year & it still looks good & hasn't come apart.
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Seno


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posted June 20, 2012 12:37 PM        
quote:
http://www.ronayers.com/ProductDetails/N/687/SKU/1341866
OEM replacement $292.03

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Patrick

+2, if your going to do it... Do it right then you will not have to deal with it again
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Bently


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posted June 20, 2012 01:34 PM        
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http://www.ronayers.com/ProductDetails/N/687/SKU/1341866
OEM replacement $292.03

HTH
Patrick

+2, if your going to do it... Do it right then you will not have to deal with it again


that's funny to me considering the factory one is the one that cracked. seems alot of guys don't know a good body or paint person.

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Bueller


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posted June 20, 2012 04:16 PM        
so kawi is trash and all your plastics are falling off your bike?
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Shane661


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posted June 20, 2012 04:24 PM        
Make sure your headlight and fairing stay bolts are tight.
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KoflaOlivieri


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posted June 20, 2012 05:00 PM        
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seems alot of guys don't know a good body or paint person.


There are a few in my area but they charge an arm and a leg, and most OEM plastics are expensive.
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Bently


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posted June 20, 2012 07:01 PM        
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so kawi is trash and all your plastics are falling off your bike?


Who you talking too? know one in this thread said kaw is trash that I read, But I do have someone on ignore so maybe I missed something

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