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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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New bike just got hit. Question on fairing dent.

This really sucks but someone opened their car door into the right side of my new Ninja 650. The dent did not crack the paint, just pushed a 4 inch small impression into the fairing. You can see a line where the edge of a car door would have been. To those who have had this happen is there a way have this repaired without a new piece? It is plastic so would a repair shop be able to warm the inside and flatten it back out?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 08:20 PM
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Push it out with your hand asap.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 08:51 PM
 
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ya, nothing much you can do about a dent but push it out with your hand or get new plastics. Repair, if possible, would cost more than you want to pay to repair a new dent and probabaly look worse.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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The dent won't push out by hand, so i doubt there is much that can be done . The side fairing i am sure runs in the couple hundred dollar range.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 10:57 AM
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Now it's got it's first damage, you won't feel so bad if you drop it.




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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 12:18 PM
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Now it's got it's first damage, you won't feel so bad if you drop it.
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You speak the truth!!!!!! HAHAHAHA.....
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 01:42 PM
 
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funny you ask,

i just got a dent in my gas tank on my 04 gsxr600. about 5x5 inches

paid $12 for that little dent puller you see on TV. Spent 2 min figuring it out, 5 min warming up the glue gun, 20 seconds pulling out the dent, and 5 min of clean up. Best 12.3 minutes I ever spent.

Looks brand new

http://www.asseenontv.com/prod-pages/pops-a-dent.html
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-02-2007, 07:27 AM
 
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If its a plastic fairing a hair dryer or heat gun should work while trying to wiggle it out a bit. You can always try pushing really hard to make it reform in the opposite direction but that rarely turns out perfect.
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