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Old 01-03-2013, 06:51 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Wow. Lol. The damages to your bike are nothing, youre over reacting. i would buff a lot of the scratches off of the fairing and touch up the black parts with some flat black engine enamel. I wouldnt go through insurance for that damage. Hell you could put some stickers over the rashed areas and no one would know but you. I say touch up or cover up what you can and ride. Search ebay and kawasaki forums classifieds for replacement fairings. Lots of guys go with track bodywork and sell their street stuff.
Yeah, I'm going to get both fork castings power coated and already have the dealer ordering oem fairings. Going to order vortex rear sets, new adjustable brake lever and new bar ends, throwing on some frame sliders. That would of saved the upper half fairings, at least the bar end and lever.


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Old 01-03-2013, 09:55 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Hey dude, sorry to hear about the accident. The damage to the bike doesn't look too serious, i certainly wouldn't go through insurance... those blood suckers take enough of our hard earned cash i wouldn't give em the chance to suck more out of me every year.

I trust the only thing you hurt was your pride?

Keep us posted on the rebuild.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Hey dude, sorry to hear about the accident. The damage to the bike doesn't look too serious, i certainly wouldn't go through insurance... those blood suckers take enough of our hard earned cash i wouldn't give em the chance to suck more out of me every year.

I trust the only thing you hurt was your pride?

Keep us posted on the rebuild.

Yeah wasn't too pride taking because I wasn't doing anything stupid like popping a wheelie and throwing the bike out from under me. stupid idea to take, just wanted get it out of the garage. When I get it back from the dealer, I'm going to throw it on the stands and start throwing the parts on it. I'll get pictures actively flowing in the post.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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don't be frigthen off because of this one incident, you just learn to do it differently now.

and those damages to me arent even fix worthy, my shit gets hit by parked cars enough for me to stop giving a shit in making it look pristine. if theres nothing mechanically wrong i stop trying to fix it.
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don't be frigthen off because of this one incident, you just learn to do it differently now.

and those damages to me arent even fix worthy, my shit gets hit by parked cars enough for me to stop giving a shit in making it look pristine. if theres nothing mechanically wrong i stop trying to fix it.

I don't understand why it's so hard to have something nice in this world.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm going to get both fork castings power coated and already have the dealer ordering oem fairings. Going to order vortex rear sets, new adjustable brake lever and new bar ends, throwing on some frame sliders. That would of saved the upper half fairings, at least the bar end and lever.


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It's powder coat, not power. They charge the metal and the powder adheres to it, then it's baked on.

Also frame sliders protect the frame, not the fairings. They CAN protect in a tip over, but they're called FRAME sliders for a reason. So many think their purpose is to protect the fairings; they're not.

Good on you for am having the funds for OEM fairings. I wouldn't have spent the money personally. Sell your scratched up stuff and make some money. Plenty out there will buy and repaint them.
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Wow,
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Because if it was easy, every asshole would have it.
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I agree with Glocken, I wouldn't even bother to fix that till there is something serious to fix...
I don't want to ride around with a bike that looks like shit, you look like shit people will think you're shit.

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Spend the rest of the winter rebuilding it :P

And yeah, your insurance will definitely go up. Mine sure did and I shudder to see how insane it'll be this year
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