So, the tour France on a 916 pan went well - until I crossed the channel... Wanted a good original 'Cagiva' 916 again and took a month or two to find one in god original condition.
I bought a bike, had it fully serviced at Motorapido, picked it up on the Wednesday - all good, including the new rockers...ouch!), and headed off to the tunnel on the Friday afternoon. Imagine my surprise when as I open her up passing 90 on the autoroute towards Paris the RHS fairing came up and hit my right hand! Lower RHS disappeared behind me and hit the girlfriend following on her Hornet, but luckily no damge to her or her bike!
Pulled over but unable to recover lower RHS bit. Unfortunately the last dzus on the nose cone tore off the last couple of inches of the cone too. Trusty gaffer tape put into good use and continued with 10 day 3300km awesome tour on some of the finest roads in France. But of course I'm home now and looking to repair the damge; price of a good tour I suppose.
I've posted looking for fairing bits in the sale/wanted area. Couple of questions though:
- Are the lower RHS fairing panels the same on 916/748/ 996 (I think the 998 is different)?
- The upper RHS panel is bowed out a bit from being stretched by the windblast, not cracked or anything; I'm assuming some moderate heat and I can ease it back into shape?
- Are the fairing panels/ cone painted, inside and out or are they moulded in the correct colour? I was wondering if I could consider buying a yellow one and painting it; they seem more common!!
There's a lesson in there somewhere; I'm not totally sure the dzus underneath were fastened correctly, hence the pulling apart as I hit speed. Gaffer tape worked well thoug: 100% touring essential!
Thanks for your help - and sales/ donations!