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Old 05-31-2008, 01:01 AM   #1
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:02 AM   #2
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:52 AM   #3
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sweet!!! now you have a cool story to go with the bike. lol glad you are ok man. that had to be scary. I'm not a big fan of freeway riding anymore because of debris
i feel ya on that dave. if i can help it,i will never travel I-10 on MY bike...EVA!!!
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:51 AM   #4
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that's insane glad it didn't fly towards your body, but did u chase down the 18 wheeler to get info? its crazy how at those speeds we only have seconds to make a life changing decision glad everythin worked out for you it could have been a different topic
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:20 AM   #5
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my question is, should this be an easy DIY fix from reading the stickies?
Unfortunately, no, not to "as new" condition anyway.

You can do the plastic repairs and fill the hole, fix the cracks, and clean up the rash, but then you're going to have to paint it and re-apply the graphics.

I guess my answer was to the "easy" part of your question- it's doable, but it's not easy.

A professional, like Tony (aka Houseofpain) could do it for you and make it look "as new" again.

Best bet is to source a used, new condition lower, or, buy a new one to replace that one.

Personally, the plastic repairs I have done over the years with plastic welding and other techniques has been successful for only short periods (some lasting longer than others) until they cracked again. It's a shoot, some have more success than others.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:48 AM   #6
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Unfortunately, no, not to "as new" condition anyway.

You can do the plastic repairs and fill the hole, fix the cracks, and clean up the rash, but then you're going to have to paint it and re-apply the graphics.

I guess my answer was to the "easy" part of your question- it's doable, but it's not easy.

A professional, like Tony (aka Houseofpain) could do it for you and make it look "as new" again.

Best bet is to source a used, new condition lower, or, buy a new one to replace that one.

Personally, the plastic repairs I have done over the years with plastic welding and other techniques has been successful for only short periods (some lasting longer than others) until they cracked again. It's a shoot, some have more success than others.

ya thats what i thought too but these fairings costs soo much. i think i'll hold off on buying a new one and try to repair it first.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:51 AM   #7
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Sorry to hear, glad it's only motorcycle body damage not rider's. Time for a new paint scheme.
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Leave it the way it is, with that extra air inlet hole, your right hand turns should be a lot faster now
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Should have followed the 18 wheeler, got his license plate # and reported it to the company, they will pay for the damages usually.

It's like if an 18-wheeler throws a rock at your vehicle window and it cracks, get his license plate # and company name and call it in, they will pay for it.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:05 AM   #11
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Should have followed the 18 wheeler, got his license plate # and reported it to the company, they will pay for the damages usually.

It's like if an 18-wheeler throws a rock at your vehicle window and it cracks, get his license plate # and company name and call it in, they will pay for it.
They usually have signs that say not responsible for damage caused by rocks and the company will tell you that you were probably too close anyway.
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I just moved to houston in January... it's took me about a month of the drivers and hazards before I started wanting a blackbox on my vehicles—something that records video all the time.

I've heard too many stories about hit and runs or people that getting in accidents but not having any proof to fault the other party. So many illegals and just bad drivers in general. People don't tie ANYthing down here.

Just need a way to CYA.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:45 PM   #13
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man i feel for you...i was on 610 last wednesday night ....hit some debris and tore my lower right fairing up.... me off !!!! so i know how you feel !!!!
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dayum that sucks, but it could of been worst
ya i know what you mean. im glad i didnt have an accident *knocks on wood* . i think i'll leave it on for now as an extra inlet to cool the motor lol.
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don't assume the damage was limited to the fairing!!

There is a fairly hefty chance that, depending on the mass of the metal ball, could have messed up a lot of other stuff behind the fairing. For example the engine block, or the water pump, or coolant hoses, stator/flywheel cover..

Please have someone that knows what they are looking for take a look at it.

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Old 06-09-2008, 07:26 PM   #19
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don't assume the damage was limited to the fairing!!

There is a fairly hefty chance that, depending on the mass of the metal ball, could have messed up a lot of other stuff behind the fairing. For example the engine block, or the water pump, or coolant hoses, stator/flywheel cover..

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i agree with that too...i thought it was just my fairing but once you take the fairing off i had a dent in my exaust and a small hole in the header....i love 610
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hmm ive been riding it around the neighborhood last couple of days and everything seems to ride like it usually does. if i have some extra time, i'll take off the fairing and check it out a bit more
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