Somehow I ended up at KG Cycles website and fell in love with his 1st gen full fairing. I was never really a fan of the stock fairing on the S model but I think this full fairing just looks great. This bike is my inspiration, for some reason, I just love the way this looks:
So I bought a used one off ebay for much cheaper than new, and started gathering all the parts to make a N>S conversion. I had taken this week off from work to make a trip, but it fell through so I used the time off to paint all the parts. I converted half of my garage into a paint booth and got everything primed. I figured since Iíve got to sand the tank to repair the dent, I might as well repaint it a color that I like. Nothing against yellow, but I like blue.
Since I was repainting everything, I took the time to bondo the dent in the tank. Being my first time messing with bondo, it isnít perfect, but itís better than it was. Did I mention itís my first time painting anything with a paint gun also? It didnít turn out too bad, thereís some runs, and the paint lifted in a couple places. I donít know why, maybe some bad primer spots or something.
Tomorrow Iíll be wetsanding the clear coat, and start putting the bike back together. If I had to do it all over againÖ I wouldnít. Prepping and painting these fairings have been a huge pain. Bodywork and paint is not my talent, I guess that comes with experience.