OT Should I buy new cowlings or just paint em ??

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  1. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    bought a used gs500 and the scratches are pretty shitty ... here are pics

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    new cowlings go for 150 each side ... should i buy the cowlings or just try in paint the scratches ??

    this is my learner bike and will probably buy something new in a few months (3-6) ..
     
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    PEnGUiN188 New Member

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    If you ride with any possibility of laying down your bike than just paint it.
     
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    pull the fairings off and ride it naked... put a 7" round headlight (or a Buell setup or whatever) on it and it'll look decent.
     
  4. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    i dont ride crazy or do stunts so i dont see a big possibility of it falling on me
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Laying down = dropping it / crashing.

    Just paint them. You WILL drop it.

    Or as mentioned, strip it.. look much better without the fairings.
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    Or you can fork out the cash for new fairings which will make you just a little more aware of how you ride. The whole "you WILL drop it" thing is hogwash. Yes, you might drop it, but then again, if you are a good rider and have a head on your shoulders, you may be like many riders and not drop it.

    I really depends on what you want to do with the bike. You want it looking factory and restored? or do you want a streetfigher-esque look to it and don't care? Factory restored = go with new fairings and graphics. If you're going to sell it soon, do you want to put 300-400 into it? it will help with resale but then again, you screw around and drop it and you just wasted that money.
     
  7. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    i'm not a crazy driver and dont see myself dropping it ... and i do plan to sell it in the next few months so i think putting forth the few hundred bucks on fairings might be better for re-sale value.

    i sat on a ninja zx600r and loved the change in stance/sitting angle ... so i'm going to look into getting the money for that one ... if i can trade in this POS then even better, :big grin:
     
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    I almost dropped my bike in a parking lot, my foot slipped on some gravel as I was backing it up a few feet into a parking spot. Be careful saying you'll never drop it, it will probably be something stupid if you do drop it, and if you never drop it, then even beter :bigthumb:
     

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