Technical Discussion Topics related to Technical Issues

Slightly Bent Fairing Stay

Old 07-08-2004, 12:45 PM
  #1  
Member
Squid
Thread Starter
 
john2kvtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Arlington, Texas, USA
Posts: 31
john2kvtr
Slightly Bent Fairing Stay

I've managed to slightly bend my left fairing stay. It's right at the point where the mirror bolts to the bike. Anyone have any luck straightening one out. It's only off about 1/4". I'm thinking about pulling the fairing off and attaching a pipe over the end of the thing and pulling like hell on it.

Will it work?

Thanks,
john2kvtr is offline  
Old 07-08-2004, 08:53 PM
  #2  
Member
Squid
Thread Starter
 
john2kvtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Arlington, Texas, USA
Posts: 31
john2kvtr
Re: Slightly Bent Fairing Stay

Well I pulled the front fairing a little forward. And grabbed ahold of the stay with some channel locks and pulled forward. I got it to move enough to allow the clutch fluid res. to clear the fairing. Now when i turn the bars full lock to the left the high beam gets turned on. No big really though. Whenever I get tired of that I'll pull the fairing again and pull some more. It's always a PITA to get the fairing back on. Oh well.

Thanks,
john2kvtr is offline  
Old 10-08-2004, 11:15 AM
  #3  
Remember stock is BAD!
SuperSport
 
divingindaytona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 760
divingindaytona is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Slightly Bent Fairing Stay

I downed my sh a while ago, what I used was a friend to sit on the bike, propane torch and an alluminum baseball bat.

It may sound shadetrtee, AND IT IS, but it worked great. I looked at the cost of getting a replacement and it was just too much.

So I bent it back and made sure that it was in about the same area, lined up the holes and it works great. Obviously did have to strip the farings off in order to do this
divingindaytona is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Bandit400man
Technical Discussion
24
07-25-2013 09:02 AM
shwinny
Classifieds
1
06-17-2011 06:38 AM
john3012
Classifieds
9
05-31-2011 06:42 PM
mdbuehler
Classifieds
0
12-21-2007 08:31 AM
Randman
Classifieds
2
05-18-2006 09:05 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Slightly Bent Fairing Stay


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.