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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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New 650R fell over

i got a 2009 650r, its was not tied up the bike properly onto the trailer and it fell over and cracked the right upper fairing. its ultimatley my fault i should have double checked. so i move forward

i called kawi in canada and the piece is $310 in plasma blue color
from thailand its $200

i am also considering going for the naked ern6 look, what work would that require?

i priced a street fighter syle head light from ebay for $60. i will need some sort of mounting bracket for this

my bigger concern is the er6n side plastics, will they fit on my frame? and also the instrument panel/dashboard, how would that work?

any input is appreciated
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 02:30 PM
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while i dont have advice on whether to replace the fairing or go naked, all i can say is we all make mistakes. things could always be worse. one thing to consider is the shipping from thailand. depending on the cost and how well its packed, it might be more peace of mind to just pick it up locally.
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while i dont have advice on whether to replace the fairing or go naked, all i can say is we all make mistakes. things could always be worse. one thing to consider is the shipping from thailand. depending on the cost and how well its packed, it might be more peace of mind to just pick it up locally.
i agree with that and its what i am leaning towards, regarding the fall, everybike i had up until now was an older beat up bike, so finally i got a shiny new bike and i was so excited LOL, but like u said it could be worse, atleast it tipped over in like 2 seconds of me moving the car. if it had happened when i was going at speed would be bad

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i agree with that and its what i am leaning towards, regarding the fall, everybike i had up until now was an older beat up bike, so finally i got a shiny new bike and i was so excited LOL, but like u said it could be worse, atleast it tipped over in like 2 seconds of me moving the car. if it had happened when i was going at speed would be bad
isnt that the way it goes? haha. figures that right when you get a shiny new one something like that happens. if it were me, i would probably just ride around with a cracked fairing for awhile until i was able to replace it (if it really bothered me that much). however, if you already like the idea of a naked bike conversion, and its something you were considering anyway - now would be the time to research it and possibly do it.

hopefully someone who has done it can chime in on the costs and process.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 10:20 PM
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It depends on the crack. I have two cracks in my front fairing, by the headlight (each headlight) and I have a replacement already but it's not bad enough for me to do all the work of unbuttoning the fairings and changing it out.

pic of the crack?

yes, we all have mistakes and drop a bike. I definitely have. I just came back from laguna seca, and I took on a passenger to share the gas bill, but he didn't the canyon dancer before he put it on, and it was leaning pretty badly. luckily ppl behind us, when leaving the track told us, so we stopped and tied the bike down again and caught the mistake.

shit happens.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 01:08 PM
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Take the fairing off and try using epoxy to close the crack. The guy who used to own my ZX6R tipped it over in his garage and there's a crack on my rear cowl. It's epoxied back together and the crack's noticeable, but it doesn't bother me enough to change it.

Keep your eyes on eBay or go on a site like bikebandit.com. They're bound to have it, but it will probably be priced at MSRP.

A pic of it would help a lot.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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i will get a pictures out tomorrow, i am going to try and use abs cement.. a couple of questions.

1. does the matching spray can paint from color rite match the oem paint well? my paint color is candy plasma blue

2. will a a zx6 front fairing fit on my 650r?

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