I just finished making new headlight brackets and fixing my totally destroyed front fairing including building up the corner on the front that was rashed off.
Best way I have found is the 15 dollar soldering iron. Find ABS plastic, do not use JB weld. Sand areas slightly, melt the pieces together of the fairing, fill in gaps with ABS making sure to pack it in well. I dropped my fairing from chest level multiple times after finishing to see how it would hold. No problems at all. One nice solid piece. Make sure your joints actually are above the rest of the fairing so that you can sand it to be level. Paint. Done
I also did this from both sides to make sure that the cracks were completely sealed and gone for no weak points. Dont let the plastic burn. Ill post up some pictures later of the finished job, i dont have any befores though.
I'm really late to this party but I've only got one word for you. Plastex. Best plastic welding stuff available. http://www.plastex.net
It comes with a molding bar. You heat it up, mold it around the part you need to duplicate and fill with plastex. Voila, new part made, use the plastex to weld it into place.......check the site out, it's pretty archaic as websites go, but this guy runs the entire operation out of his garage in Reno, NV.......sean
i had a crack that was growing longer each time i rode. It was on the bottom of the front fairing below the windshield. I used some cheapo epoxy putty that you knead together to make it work. It worked quite well for that, cant really even see the crack unless your looking for it.
This is a follow-up to a list of posts that I used to perform both the removal of Evaporative Emission Control System and subsequently the removal of the PAIR system.
(I did this in the reverse order which in hindsight I should not have done as I will explain later)
For California model...
I bought one of these kits about three weeks ago. Tonight I finally had some time in the garage to install it. First off, it's a very nicely done kit. I went ahead and bought the optional blockoff gaskets for an extra $5.00. The kits cost $26.00 including shipping. The kit is offered up for...
I've done it all but carbs and valves... they scare me the most, tbh... I can do it with a literal visual guide start to finish, is there anything like that here? I saw a few that linked to a dead url.
I believe my 500r needs a clearance because it takes a bit to start up (choke for 10 seconds...
Hey folks, I have purchased the pair delete kit but found some stuff unaddressed. When I see the underside of everyone else’s tank there appears less stuff in their PAIR system. Anyone know what it may be?
The following link is a microsoft powerpoint pdf for Mikuni CV carburetors found on a number of vintage Suzuki 4-cylinder motorcycles. excellent w good photos. Some of the principles are probably applicable to the Ninja 500, and the EX500 carburetors would be easier to do since there are only...
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