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The fairing molding on both sides of my bike have broken attachment points at the bottom, has anyone attempted to fix them? I won't replace them with chrome if anyone suggests that route. I thought maybe building something up with ABS cement might work?


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Have you looked at pricing new ones? I broke the tabs off of one on my 2012 and a replacement was less than $20. Not worth fooling with IMO
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I don't think yours are painted are they? On the 2001 they are body color. At Honda Parts Nation they're $83 each, I'm willing to try a fix before shelling out over $160 for a pair of them. I've also tried looking for used ones with no luck yet.
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You are correct. Mine are not body colored. That stinks that they're so expensive. Maybe a motorcycle scrap yard?
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Here's a couple articles on this, including a video:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=54225

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=50835
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Thanks, looks like a winter project -
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fibersport wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:19 pm The fairing molding on both sides of my bike have broken attachment points at the bottom, has anyone attempted to fix them? I won't replace them with chrome if anyone suggests that route. I thought maybe building something up with ABS cement might work?
I'm guessing that you are talking about the trim strips. They are the painted strips that cover the bolts that mate the cowl and shelter together. If so, many have broken tabs, are not worth trying to fix, and as a used part, they are very hard to find.

Since 5th gen Wings are no longer made, I highly suggest you buy new ones while they are still available from Honda. At some point, such parts will become discontinued.
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Trying pricing new parts from Ronnies Mail Order Parts. I recently got a new left side mirror assembly, color matched for my 2005 GW.

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Ronny is even higher than I found!
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GoldWingrGreg wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:55 am
fibersport wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:19 pm The fairing molding on both sides of my bike have broken attachment points at the bottom, has anyone attempted to fix them? I won't replace them with chrome if anyone suggests that route. I thought maybe building something up with ABS cement might work?
I'm guessing that you are talking about the trim strips. They are the painted strips that cover the bolts that mate the cowl and shelter together. If so, many have broken tabs, are not worth trying to fix, and as a used part, they are very hard to find.

Since 5th gen Wings are no longer made, I highly suggest you buy new ones while they are still available from Honda. At some point, such parts will become discontinued.
I wanted to replace mine on my 2002 Pearl Orange
I would gladly pay more than $83 per each if they were NEW -
No Longer Available :(
My left one is broken in several places - so I ordered BLACK ones from the same year
the BLACK was made for years - all the same color - and I already have some body trim parts converted to black around the saddlebags and trunk
So it was an easy choice for me -

The Pearl Orange was a 1 year color - Your Yellow was several years so you can probably source the new ones --
Buy them now like Greg is saying or start thinking about how it will look with Black trim ;)
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fibersport wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:03 pm I don't think yours are painted are they? On the 2001 they are body color. At Honda Parts Nation they're $83 each, I'm willing to try a fix before shelling out over $160 for a pair of them. I've also tried looking for used ones with no luck yet.
The tabs are a side stress and a repair may not hold up to the stresses on the small area to cement back on. And yes they are overpriced.....

You can save $10 each at Honda Parts Direct from your Parts Nation reference.


https://www.hondaparts-direct.com/oempa ... 02108306/y
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Good source to know, thanks.


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