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Fairings and Side panels
How to repair a cracked side panel or fairing
1. Clean the surfaces of the crack.
2. Smear a small amount of suitable glue onto the surfaces of the crack.
3 Clamp the crack together, if it possible use a G clamp, if not, use your hands.
4. Use a small piece or pieces of plastic (finding a use for use for old credit cards.... priceless!) and glue it behind the crack.
5. again clamp it until it dries.
6. Build up the glue or epoxy resin until it covers the plastic strip.
7. sand the outside of the crack using p1000 wet 'n' dry.
8. Use a very small of epoxy resin, or putty, are the usual padding/filler, fill in the outside surface ot the fairing.
9. again using the wet 'n' dry, sand down until smooth.
10. Spray over the crack., and cut the paint work in.

OR... Try plastic welding

How to repair fairing and side panel lugs
 If the lug has been broken close to the side panel/fairing:
1. Remove the side pane/fairing from the machine
2. Clean the lug where it has snapped.
3. Clean the inside of the fairing/side panel where it has snapped.
4. Drill a small hole into the lug, just deep enough to take the thread if a self tapping screw.
5. Chalk the lug and place the lug into position, the hole you just drilled should show as a mark, lacking chalk.
5. Drill a small hole from the inside of the side panel/faring.
6. Countersink the hole on the outside of the side panel/fairing
7. Remove any traces of chalk.
8. Smear a small amount of suitable adhesive to the lug and place the lug into position.
9. Screw in a self tapping screw.
10. Using a suitable filler, fill in the top of the screw, and sand down to a smooth finish.
11. Paint over the filler.
If the lug itself has snapped:
1. Drill a small hole into the center of the lug where it is snapped.
2. Chalk the lug and place into position.
3. Drill a small hole into the other half of the lug.
4. Cut a small piece of wire so that it fits inside both holes.
5. Clean both pieces of the lug.
6. Using a suitable adhesive, smear a small amount on on end of the wire and place it into the hole.
7. Smear a small amount of adhesive onto the end of the lug and "pin" and place into position.
Or you can just glue them together, although if you do this, there is a high probability that it will snap again.

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