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Was just going over my bike looking for missing bolts and such and I see this on the undertail. Looking for ideas on how to fix this, or re-enforce the area. The only thing I can think of is possibly using some type of "L" bracket. But I think I would have to drill a hole on the outside part of the fairing to attach it.
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That's unfortunate but it makes sense since the OEM plastic does not have the same flexibility as the C/F undertail has. So the softer of the two shall succumb!


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You could try using some JB weld to rebuild the tab.
Use some modeling clay and make a mold of the tab from the other side. Clean up, smooth out and bevil the broken area, and fill. Maybe even use some fiberglass cloth to reinforce the repair. Sand and shape to match, repaint as needed

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That's unfortunate but it makes sense since the OEM plastic does not have the same flexibility as the C/F undertail has. So the softer of the two shall succumb!
I will probably end up doing some bracket and have to drill a hole in the side. The whole tail section is a mess and all the wiring in it too. I just want to be able to ride until winter. Then I will wheel the bike into the basement (without gas tank), take it apart, and work on it all winter (5-6 months).

By the way, your bike looks great. You do good work.
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Thanks
Cant wait to see picts of your bike


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