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Old 10-24-2009, 12:08 PM
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I have aftermarket integrated mirrors. I recently tightened them and used removable threadliner to try and help the vibration in them. I don't think I cranked them down too hard. This was a couple months ago. We just had a cold snap and the bike has been in an unheated garage. When I looked at the bike today I noticed spider wed cracks around the mirrors all the way through the fairing.

Anybody had this same issue or any suggestions to fix this without replacing the entire front fairing. I was thinking clear epoxy to fix the cracks and then touch up paint.
 
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:06 PM
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I recently tightened them and used removable threadliner
Is that like a loctite? It must have some sort of chemical reaction with the plastics and make it brittle, as my bike did the same thing too. I ended up applying fiberglass to the back side of the upper.
If you look real close, you'll see where mine developed.

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:30 PM
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It's typical for a high vibration area, I doubt it has anything to do with your mirrors, was just time for the paint to say uncle. I also doubt that your fairing itself is affected much, just the paint.

Either way, plastics can be repaired and repainted.
 
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:51 AM
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They are thru and thru cracks. Not just the paint. The other side is not as big, but still a big bummer. Good winter project I guess.
 
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:20 AM
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That's pretty bad. About the only thing holding that together is the windscreen. But it's still fixable. I'd take care of it ASAP, lest it gets worse.
 
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:32 PM
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In my experience, a tight mirror would not cause a crack like that all the way through the fairing. I think either your fairing was previously weakened by a crash or other impact, or something else whacked it when you weren't around. Although I suppose it's possible, just seems unlikely. Sucks either way. Definitely fixable, though.
 
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