Repair to the fairing and lower section


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Repair to the fairing and lower section

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In May, I went out to California. While driving out there I pulled into a city run picnic area and started driving around it to check for facilities.

Well, I didn't know about the sand washing across the gravel road until I hit the first one. Got through that ok and the next 3 but #4 got me. Hit the sand and then hit the road. Being gravel it didn't allow the bike to stay up and I ended up breaking my right hand mirror (those things are expensive!) but I also gouged my fairing and lower fairing. I also broke the lower section's mounts but I think I can repair that. If not, I'll be looking for a new one with mounts.

I am not at all sure how to repair that and information is scarce to say the least. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it. I'm going to start looking for the matching paint but I have to fill in the gouges first.

In a nutshell, how do I fill in the gouges, do I just paint or should I seal the paint like the rest of the bike.

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Re: Repair to the fairing and lower section

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I have been helping a friend getting a Chinese trike ready to sell. Her husband had a fender bender and broke the front fairing pretty bad. I did some research and found JB Weld had a plastic product so I decided to give it a try. surprisingly it was very easy to use and super strong so that may work very well for your mounts. As far as the gouges go you will probably need a plastic filler. I believe Bondo makes a filler but also 3M makes one as well. I would imagine that if you are painting it with the same color you don't need to seal the paint. Hope you get it fixed.
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Re: Repair to the fairing and lower section

Post by GoldWingrGreg »

If the plastic is broken, you are waiting your time trying to repair it. Yes ... it might hold for a while, but it will most likely end up broke or cracked again. The best repair is to replace it with new painted parts from Honda while they are still available.
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Re: Repair to the fairing and lower section

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If it isn't broken, is it repairable?

I should post pictures because what I really want to repair is gouged and damaged but not broken. I am wondering if I can fill it in, smooth it, paint it?

The bottom section is broken so that will need replacement probably. I really haven't looked closely at it. Doing too much riding to take the time. That's a winter time job. LOL

For the gouged areas I'll keep looking because I am hoping they can be repaired not replaced.

Thank you for the input.

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