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Old 08-10-2020, 11:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy Cracked Front Fender

Hey all,
I broke one of the "locks" (not sure what it is called) while removing my front fairing. Do you think it would cause any issues? I haven't felt anything different, but I'm also new to riding.
image: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qJpc36Zj4hpwPUhA8

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Old 08-10-2020, 12:47 PM   #2
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Not sure what I'm looking at. It appears part of the fairing is not attached. Is that the case. Perhaps a better photo of what's going on.

And if by "locks" you mean one of those plastic snap on fastener things, buy some new ones and install.
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Old 08-10-2020, 12:49 PM   #3
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FYI, I don't see anything wrong with your front fender. Just a possible problem with the front fairing.
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Old 08-10-2020, 12:51 PM   #4
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I see a crack. Stop drill it or it will propagate.
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Old 08-10-2020, 05:03 PM   #5
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Oh my God I'm dumb. I meant fairing, not fender.
Thanks for the detailed response
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Old 08-10-2020, 10:56 PM   #6
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Need different picture, more straight on.
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And clarify....is the fairing cracked, or just a fastener?
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Old 08-11-2020, 12:16 PM   #8
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There's three images there. My thumb denotes the place where the fairing fastner/lock broke off
https://photos.app.goo.gl/iWYuwP9mwRCaZ44R9
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It appears to me that the clear portion of the windscreen, the portion that the headlamp shines through, has broken loose from the main part of the fairing. Correct?
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The portion right below the left headlight. You can see in the difference in the 1st and the 3rd image, based on my thumb pressing that part in place.
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Perhaps a photo more straight on than looking down. And a close up of the broken edges.
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:54 PM   #12
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Buy a new fastener put it back in properly.

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Old 08-12-2020, 09:10 AM   #13
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Pretty sure you broke the piece off the front of the fairing I circled:

Taken from this vid @7:20

youtu.be/Mue83ZNRPwk

That little piece is what holds the fairing in the front. If it’s not there I suppose it’ll catch air and maybe the fairing could rip off, but you’d probably have to be going pretty quick to possibly do such a thing.
There’s probably no way to repair it so that it has the original strength, so best to change the fairing out, or just throw some duct tape on it to keep it flush and the air from getting in .
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fairings can often be repaired with a solder gun and melting some spare abs like a zip tie
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on the inside of the fender, try baking soda and crazy glue in the groove of the crack to mend it together
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