a motorcycle blog flipside
About a week or so ago, I noticed that the lower part of my baby’s headlight assembly had been scraping my baby’s fairing. You will remember that the headlight assembly was no longer stock. I thought I had fixed that problem when sawed off a small bit of said lower part a few months ago.
Perhaps I was mistaken. Perhaps it had not fixed the problem at all and I only noticed it recently. Perhaps the lowering effect of my baby’s new Yamakoto rear shocks was to blame. Perhaps a little bit of both. I guess.
Well, whatever the case, it was clear that something needed to be done to prevent further damage to my baby’s fairing.
I patched up the little scratches to the fairing with some well-placed stickers.
As for the lower part of the headlight assembly, I first tried shaving some of it off with a triangular iron file. I didn’t like the way it turned out. Plus, I realized that it would be such a pain to file off the other side of the piece so that the headlight assembly would look more or less the same on both sides.
So I made some measurements, took off the assembly’s lower part, and sawed off the offending portion with a mini hacksaw. I was going to paint it black but since I still had some Bosny brass gold spraypaint left, I decided to go with the gold. First, I applied a couple of coats of black paint, then a couple of coats of brass gold paint, and, finally, a couple of layers of clear coat.
I installed the piece back on my baby’s headlight assembly carefully. Though the paint was already dry, it could still be a bit on the soft side. I could have waited a bit longer but I was impatient. Heh.