Wind tip over repair. Wrong angle, windy, ran into the house for my wallet, heard the sound, then bike quit. Yep, that sinking feeling of knowing what happened before you see it.
All damage repaired plastic-wise, which is quite a doing with a fared bike. 2 pieces took the brunt, one I plastic welded and painted/buffed, the other needed filled, then painted flat, with some slight fleck. This was done easily with simple black automotive paint in a can. If you can paint, you can use a can properly, and with proper prep and buffing, tough to tell from factory. The flat paint fairing was done with the same black, but sprayed at a distance, then not buffed out. Final coat was a quick mist, 3 times over of a metallic charcoal Hyundai color, and it matches the other side quite well!
The gloss part still had a fracture mark at the break, as I should have ground it out more and added epoxy, so I just simply got another scratched unit, but not broken from ebay, and painted another. Obtained decals, and done!
Also, the case cover, yep, filled and painted. Complete picture is as finished. Not the best shot, but taken after our great MSTA breakfast meeting this Sunday.
The swingarm spool took it, and snapped from the swingarm, so this Winter I will be installing another, and might as well do sprockets and chain. Lucky for me, the mirror was folded in from storage, and the simple fact I was not riding it when she went down!
Not quite the project I had planned for the cooler weather, but something to do.