Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Greetings:

Wheel-Boy cut it a bit close with a slow-moving pick-up and dinged mine. Can't find any - even Repros - online so far. Needs to be American Red, and pretty much perfect, will pay accordingly. If anyone knows of reproduction or NOS gathering dust, I'm all ears! Part number is 64300-GS7-A80ZB
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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Greetings:

Anybody?
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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Greetings:

At one time an EBay seller was putting out reproduction SA plastics. Wish I'd snagged one then, as I guess they're no longer to be found?
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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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I see your post for the first time Wheelie.
I just relocated to the Bluegrass state.
Webs just came up today (since a few weeks ago)
Keep my ears open for you.
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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Greetings

Thanks Motor! Yeah, Wheel-boy felt pretty low there. Attempting to parlay the Guilt into weeks of Lawn Mowing Vacation...
I may try to "fix" it with carbon cloth, glass and PVC cement applied to the inside. Not sure what to do about the little chunk missing, though, and God forbid me from "painting".
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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Greetings:

Still in the market for a cowl. But can't leave Wheel-Boy riding a scooter with an unsightly cracked front cowl, now, can I?

Let the Repairs Begin!!
First, forget about polyester resin and epoxy. Honda's ABS plastic is notorious for not sticking to these fine products. All-purpose cement is the way to go:
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I found the side mounting tab broken off and sitting in the front fender well upon removal of the front cover. All-purpose cement will glue it back, but I don't quite trust the bond. More on that later...
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First had to glue on the mounting tab...
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My particular crack didn't want to align... resorted to clamping:
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Get some glass or carbon fiber mat. Wet down the Backside of the damage with All-Purpose and press the fabric down onto the surface... ROLL, don't RUB the cement on with the applicator from the can. Otherwise the glass weave falls apart and you have yourself a hairy mess.
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Built up in layers, the glass will stabilize the crack. Used a wrap-around for the mounting tab as foreshadowed above...
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This is all I could get in today. Reinforced the glued-on tab, applying All-Purpose cement with a Q-Tip to saturate the tight spaces. Let harden at least overnight and figure out what to fill the gap with?
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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Greetings:

Continuing the repair, to address the missing chunk of plastic. (A search of the collision site failed to locate it...) I had only a (Vespa Red) "fingernail polish" can to work with. No Painting Talent or place to spray, so I knew this wouldn't look new. Just a bit um... better.
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Minimal prep work with painter's tape and a razor knife. Fiberglass strung across the gap wetted with MP Cement yesterday was pretty stiff. Next comes the Dreaded Bondo...
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For once I took my time, Stroke with the rasp, blow dust off and check, next stroke. The whole process took 20 minutes, and I didn't scratch any new places into the cowl.
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Finally clumsy Wheelman application of Vespa Red paint...
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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Greetings:

Paint too soft to polish for a few days, but Wheel-Boy's ride is done for now.
He felt really bad, and will have a reminder to ride more cautiously in the future.
Still would replace in a heartbeat if I could find a new one...
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Flash 9: 2001 Elite SR Contesta 72 ZX Tran, 9:1 Gears, Stock Airbox/Carb/Pipe 58.8 MPH
Punkin: 2010 Vespa/Malossi S78, 61MPH
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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Greetings:

Still seeking a Perfect front cover, part number 64300-GS7-A80ZB. Even willing to swap this repaired one plus some $$ if you have one that looks out of place on a scooter that's beat-up elsewhere? OK, wishful thinking, but surely there's one on a dusty shelf in Montenegro or someplace?
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"ISO": '03 Vespa ET4 Malossi187 74MPH
Flash 9: 2001 Elite SR Contesta 72 ZX Tran, 9:1 Gears, Stock Airbox/Carb/Pipe 58.8 MPH
Punkin: 2010 Vespa/Malossi S78, 61MPH
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Re: Wanted: Red SA-50 Front Fairing Cover

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Honda Tact Fullmark (AF16) '1987–88

Could try searching that up overseas. If found, no idea if the Tact Red is the same hue as our US versions. Good luck!
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