missing a cover


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missing a cover

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:02 am



It was a dark and stormy night.Ok..I'm bored,so I dreamed up this idea to build a replacement plastic cover for my wing.I just had to try.I used craft paint and clear epoxy mix.The whole thing took an hour to make and just a few minutes to finish .Perfect .....maybe if I had the original paint,but I mixed a little of this with a bit of that till I got it close.Here's the pix.It may help someone to make a part that can't be had anywhere.
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Re: missing a cover

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:53 am

That's fantastic! Did you mold both sides, so it will friction fit over the screw head? Of all the pieces on the bike, I look at those two little things and think, "those are going to fall off one day."

That's the kind of thing that one of these 3D printers would be fantastic for.




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Re: missing a cover

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:15 pm

No inside mold,but I could.Na..I'll use a dab of silicone just like the other side has.apparently they do fall off.

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Re: missing a cover

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:02 pm

There are some pretty talented guy's on this site that all I can say...I'm totally impressed... :D Virgil that's the coolest thing I have seen done on any site...Awesome..

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Re: missing a cover

Postby miss-goldwing » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:24 pm

now that was cool keep up the good work

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Re: missing a cover

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:25 pm

It turned out pretty good.It was just a 'try' to see if I could do it,not a pro casting.I'll make another one if I can match the paint better.I just mixed some gold,tan and black that my wife has for her crafts to get it close.It's a smidgeon darker than the original paint but acceptable in a pinch and quick.
Unlike black,there are many shades of colors as we know.Maybe a color match touch up paint?It only took 4 drops to color the epoxy completely through.
I chose to color the epoxy so I could trim or shape the piece as needed without having to re-paint it.I just clear coat when I'm done.
If I can paint match better,my next attempt is a small piece missing from the left side.
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Re: missing a cover

Postby MikeB » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:35 pm

Those pieces are still made and carried by Honda but they are about $35 each.

Another option is to buy the Chrome pieces made by Show Chrome through Chrome World http://www.chromeworld.com/_Images%5CBlobs%5C%5C2215.jpg

Show Chrome Lower Fairing Plugs, #: 2215, $9.95
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Re: missing a cover

Postby speedy1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:16 pm

A very nice job. You are good with your hands I see.

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Re: missing a cover

Postby andrew59it » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:42 pm

Which color do you need? In europe some p/n are cheaper.... (and which year your bike is?) :D

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Re: missing a cover

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:48 pm

It's a 88 gl1500 and the color is beige.Looks gold to me.
I wonder what the mailing cost to the US would be???

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Re: missing a cover

Postby andrew59it » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:48 am

Hello
if the color is YR149N , martini beige metallic, you may find your item (number 19 in "fairing" fiche) at Wingstuff for $7,14 .... not too expansive! ;)
Not need to find it in europe :D

http://fiche.worldofpowersports.com/cyc ... &A=84&B=78

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Re: missing a cover

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:58 am

Grazie , I found what I needed right where you said :D




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