Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sheffield Lake, Ohio
Reinforcing BEFORE it shatters
I was curious about something. I read that the 08+ fairings tend to shatter because they're not the rubbermaid type that the early generations were. This kind of worries me.
I am considering a couple ideas for my 09.
Has anyone scuffed and painted their fairings with a tough epoxy or rigid bedliner style material to kind of encase it? What about scuffing resining and laying a few layers of carbon fiber OVER the original fairing to protect it from shattering altogether? The underlying plastics could crack, but they would be bonded to the CF and can be repaired.
What about kitty fur fiber and resin to reinforce from the INSIDE?
I have reconditioned, created, and repaired CF on my Ducati and find it easy to work with. When impregnated properly, I doubt if the covering of the stock fairings would ever let them crack...
Sure, may seem kind of far-fetched, but that's the kind of person I am.
I would post photos of what I've done with CF but I don't have enough posts.
Last edited by nacademus; 03-28-2012 at 07:56 PM.