bike stolen, crashed, now what...
richie at webhackande.se
Tue Oct 23 06:22:30 PDT 2007
James Keefover wrote:
> Last Saturday night some low life stole my motorcycle and crashed it a few
> hours later.
That sucks. Mine was stolen way back in... Must-ve been 1997. I had
> The lower fairings are pretty much trash. The upper fairing isn't too bad
Sounds like there's a Bandit-style conversion coming up.
> but the signal lights were both punched through the plastics.
That's common when you leave the metal plates in them. I cracked one of
mine before I learned that lesson... The rubber is enough to keep them
attached at all speeds, but they do come off if they really have to.
> The metal frame that the upper fairing mounts to is bent.
Fairly easy to bend back "good enough", pretty difficult to get perfect.
> Any suggestions on a cheap, easy to mount headlight?
Actually, I'd strongly suggest leaving the upper fairing on and just
remove the lowers. Saves you a bundle of work.
> I'll need to mount some cheap turn signal in the front. Anyone have a part
> number of something that will work?
Almost anything works, it's a standard part. I'd glue the fairing bits
back as much as possible and put flushmounts where the old ones were.
> I will need to replace one handlebar as well, bent.
Heat it properly with a propane torch and bend it back.
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