is there a way to fix this


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is there a way to fix this

Postby trashtruck » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:35 pm



i was out stretching the legs on my bike as it was a sunny, 75 degree day when the inevitable cager pulled out in front of me and i had to lay it down. both the bike and i are fine just some ugly scrapes and bruises.
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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:04 pm

Yea,get the idiot to pay cash to have a shop replace the whole faring....Bet that will pucker him/her up...
Over $500 in damage.Have you priced a good faring lately(if you can find one) on E-Bay + shipping ?
Then have somebody change all the inside pieces over???
Whew,that's a lot of work.
Now realistically...I have used abs plastic pieces,heat and glue to rebuild missing material....Shaped,sanded and repainted....the trim is hard to find but can be gotten....Very time involved...

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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby bcassel » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:09 pm

Go to local plastic shop (TAP Plastics here on the West Coast of the US) and get some sheets of ABS. Scraps are usually free. They can be shaped with a hot air gun and you can get a plastic welder from Harbor Freight.

Then just play cut and paste.

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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby trashtruck » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:18 pm

fairing appears intact, it's mostly the trim around it.
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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:56 pm

I am so glad you are ok.

Plastic can be molded with heat guns and even the kitchen oven. Black abs glue from lowes or any home improvement store.

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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:30 am

There is a guy on eBay who sells replacement trim it's always there..a roll of it..pull off the old put new one one
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:10 am

Let the people know that I said this bike is a Classic Bike and the parts are hard to find, it's going to cost alot of money to fix it because the fairing needs to be replaced now because of the damage to the mounting bolts on the underside, see those are also fractured due to the impact of the fall...A new faring painted the same color with decals ect. $2.000 [ plus pain and suffering] :shock: after the shop is all said and done with it.. :shock: Maybe they will look next time before they just pull out in front of someone..You're bike was perfect and now its not..Were you in the inner lane or outer lane or single lane..???

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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby trashtruck » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:16 am

thanks all for yor help. rb, i'll look for that, thanks. beav, single 2 lane parked cars on my side, traffick on the other. cager left the scene so now police are searching.
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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:59 pm

It is my opinion that this driver must be punished, and they should be given much pain by all the local motorcycle riders association... Man that's just wrong...They ran off after this...Unreal... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: I'd get Virgil after them for sure... :lol: Oh... I can see it now,,,the house of the driver is surrounded by thousands of mean pissed off old farts that still ride older Goldwing's and new of course, these guys are mad at the World because nobody respects us anymore, Well, not that they ever did in the first place but now these guys want a peace of this drivers ass...On a stick... :shock: We can fly in Redial in from the land of downunder...and get the Canadian's down here...I have friends in Panama and Columbia, Mexico and Argentina...Not to mention all of Europe.. :shock: We can inflick much pain upon this driver for you wish Trashtruck... :shock: :lol: In all seriousness, I am so grateful that you didn't get too injuried// I'm glad you are fine..

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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby trashtruck » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:28 pm

here is some advice that the MSF or anyone else won't tell you. when someone pulls out in front of you, HIT THEM!! according to the police, the insurance company, and several lawyers unless your bike actually makes contact with the other vehicle, there is no proof that the "accident" occured. NYS is a "no fault" state as far as insurance goes but what they dont tell you is that doesnt apply to motorcycles.
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Re: is there a way to fix this

Postby Britanicus » Wed May 01, 2013 12:50 am

trashtruck wrote:here is some advice that the MSF or anyone else won't tell you. when someone pulls out in front of you, HIT THEM!! according to the police, the insurance company, and several lawyers unless your bike actually makes contact with the other vehicle, there is no proof that the "accident" occured. NYS is a "no fault" state as far as insurance goes but what they dont tell you is that doesnt apply to motorcycles.



This is from a legal standpoint only. Same goes in your car, a deer or dog runs out in front, hit it. If you do it is a collision and not your fault. If you swerve and go into the ditch or hit someone else then it is your fault and becomes comprehensive.

However that being said, instinct will always force us to attempt to avoid. You are prolly personally safer to avoid a collision then to choose to follow through with one. Plus if it could be proven that you could have avoided but choose not to then you could be held completely liable.

Food for thought.




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