Evening guys. This is more about trying to get some opinions rather than actually needing help with something, but I'm looking for guidance on some bodywork issues. As of right now my 02 has a rashed right side fairing, an upper cowl with a very thin crack near the right headlight and a broken tab on the front fender right where the bolt is on the right side. I want to try and return the bike to mint, so I had a couple of options and I'm trying to get a feel for which is the most popular / efficient, or if there's another option out there I hadn't thought of. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances, there's no way I would be able to buy equipment to paint myself, so that's out of the running.
1. I've been looking at some of the cheap chinese fairings. I actually had a set on a previous bike (929) and, barring some issues with tabs breaking away (easily repairable), they really didn't look half bad. However if I went that route I would need to repaint the tank to match, it would be a single color.
2. Another option would be to find a cheap used right fairing and front fender without cracks, have the upper cowl repaired, and have everything painted together. It seems like this would be the more expensive option, but at least I could be sure that the fairings are good OEM quality ones.
3. I guess the last option is to purchase new or like new OEM fairings of the damaged pieces and just be content with the color scheme I have. Honestly I'm not entirely opposed to that, but I really want to try and make this bike my own.
Also if anyone has some good ideas to toy with for a paint scheme that includes red, I'm all for hearing it! Even if it is way out of my price range.
Looking forward to opinions and ideas.