When repairing a motorcycle fairing becomes really necessary, the possible solutions are this: contact a specialist or do it yourself. In the first case, obviously, the cost of the fix will be higher. If you want to save some money and take care of your motorbike personally, here is a brief guide to learn the procedure used by bike mechanics to independently take care of the nature of your scooter.
This technique, if necessary, can also be used to remedy small and large damages indicated by plastic bumpers or tanks.
You don't need to own a shed load of equipment; in fact, a simple plastic repair kit should suffice. They can be purchased in shops that deal with supplies for bike mechanics.
In place of the plastic repair kit, it is also possible to use a fiberglass repair kit, but only if the parts to be repaired are extremely rigid.
Also get yourself some trestles and a comfortable work surface. You will also need fine-textured sandpaper, a cutter or file, strong tape and paint.
The first thing to do to repair your motorcycle fairing is to remove all the fixings present on the affected area. In short, it will be necessary to disassemble the entire nose.
Each damaged component here will need to be sandpapered in-house. It doesn't matter whether the part is broken or simply split: the operation must be performed anyway. Doing this will ensure the treated surface will acquire a good degree of porosity.
Then continue by filing the side corners that surround the damaged parts but this time using a cutter or, alternatively, a small file. Once this is done, place the pieces back in their original housing and, if necessary, add recycled plastics where there is no material.
In the meantime, apply several layers of strong tape to the outer wall of the nose to form a rigid structure on which to place the various pieces. At this stage it is especially important to pay attention to your work: the shape of the treated part must be practically perfect.
Inside, now place the adhesive plastic mesh included in the repair kit above and then, following the instructions provided by the manufacturer step by step, also the pasty compound for fixing. Warning: whatever the instructions given here, take care never to apply the product on unsanded surfaces. If, on the other hand, you realize the need to irrigate the surface more, it will be better to reinforce the structure built with the tape. In this case it will be sufficient to simply add a few layers of scotch tape right on the critical points of the structure.
Let everything dry and, once this phase is finished, remove the shape previously made using paper tape.
At this point all that remains is to sand the part again, spread the plastic filler where furrows have formed and then smooth the filler again. Once the piece has been reconstructed, it will be possible to proceed with a possible masking, with the subsequent application and smoothing of the primer and then with the final painting.