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Madmart49
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PostSubject: Rattly front fairing   Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:02 pm

Well I finally got Sonic the scoot out on Monday and took it for it,s MOT. Having never ridden a "wind on " before and getting it out of the back room of the house and across a wet slippy lawn , no it,s not a lawn anymore , was quite an experience. Passed test so decided to just have a little run. Going dark, nearly at 0 degrees but what the hell. Hey! this is a new experience. After a couple of miles and on the Goldthorpe bypass I just opened it a bit and 75 no problem and Sonic wasn,t trying at all.
I am sure I can get to like this but the front fairing vibrated a hell of a lot. It will have to come off as I suspect there may be broken plastics under there.
Any advice on the procedure would be appreciated.
Thanks .Mart.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:35 pm

Assuming we are discussing a Silverwing 600.
The best advice is to get the service manual. Now, that being said.

1 Remove the top plastic wing. Four screws.
2 Remove the windshield. Four or six screws
3 Remove plastic dash cover located under the windshield. Two screws.
4 Remove radiator shroud.
5 Remove eight screws next to the shroud. Four on each side.
6 Remove top screws for the fairing.
7 Remove three screws from each side of the center cover.
8 Remove two keyed screws forward of each top storage covers.
9 Remove front light bar if present.
10 Slowly pull fairing forward while shaking. Do NOT force while pulling.
      You will need to spread the lower part of the fairing to get around the forks.

Somewhere in this forum there are posts on how to repair plastic tabs. 

I prefer to cut old bike plastics, sand paint off from the cut piece and pieces to be repaired. Using the cut piece to reinforce the broken pieces. Use ABS plumbers pipe glue to join the pieces. Let set overnight then shape to original shape.
Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:34 am

Hey , Easy, thanks for that. I,ll have a go tonight when I get home.
I tried to get the manual from the dealer whome I bought the scoot off. He said they were no longer available. Does anyone know different?.
Once again , Thanks. Madmart.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:36 am

Madmart, they are available online, you don't have to be year specific but it helps with working on a few items.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:46 am

You have a PM

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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:27 am

What I do with rattling plastic----drill small hole---small stainless self tapping screw....tightendown. I am on second new SilverWing and works for me.

Also plastic panels sometimes only need a little lube squirted in cracks.

I do not take anything apart unless I absolutely have too---to keep running----these things are not made/designed to be easy to take apart/service, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:37 am

Working with the ABS panels at room temperature at the minimum makes life easier too, less apt to break saving one many words Smile I'm installing the plastic winter wind cover on the golf cart just raising the garage temp to 70 F made a BIG difference installing same.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:57 pm

They aren't cheap but Helm Inc. has Honda service manuals for the SW available online. To repair any of the plastic panels, scrape off the paint at the joint and cement with Black ABS cement. In the US it's available at most hardware stores. It's the old fashioned one part black ABS cement, not the newer two part stuff. I grind up an ABS pipe fitting, mix it with ABS cement to make a putty and mold small tabs that need replacement. The only caveat is to apply fairly thin coats of ABS cement at a time, around one eighth of and inch, and let it cure. A real thick application will soften the panel itself. The resulting fix amounts to a chemical weld and is as strong as the original material.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:40 pm

pm kennylxix ...
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:21 am

One other thing about rattles. Goldwings are as susceptible to rattling as SWs. I used to chase down rattles by taping different joints in the tupperware with masking tape. Once a taped joint caused the rattle to stop I knew I had the offender. Then it usually wasn't hard to take care of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:24 am

Hey, John G...
Those self tapping screws you use... what do you actually screw them in to ??? Hard to find a "backing" to accept threads. Just curious.... might want to try that myself...
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:18 pm

Dicko while I've not done it a fellow G'Winger did that with S.S. self taping screws on the front lower cowl he placed them near where the broken tabs were on the over lapping ABS.
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PostSubject: Re: Rattly front fairing   Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:25 pm

Screws-self taping-----I just find place the is loose, verify what I am drilling into, drill super small pilot hole, use screw (Home Depot, stainless)---worked on 2 SilverWings so far- If I have take panel/part off, remove screws first.
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