Personally I would do it myself - there was a really good article on sportbike plastics repair in the first issue of practical sports bikes mag. You need a hot air gun plastic mesh and plastic welding rods etc.
Or maybe just accept that you have the perfect urban sportsbike:
(presumably) mechanically sound so it can still cut it as a sportsbike but cosmetically tatty - so you aren’t worried about it getting scratched and less likely to catch the magpie eye of some thief.
Personally i’ve never given a toss about cosmetics - so long as the important stuff - engine/brakes/suspension etc is in 100% condition.
A bike that looks rough but runs mechanically well has a certain charm.
Just look at it like a leather jacket - what looks better - a brand new shiny one or a vintage distressed one?
Personally I like the distressed look - it shows charachter and experience - dog fighting battles lost and won, hard winters survived, hot summers blasted through etc! it’s what |I tell myself each time i look in the mirror . . .
you might wanna try these chaps i found them the other week coz there walking distance from me, i am takeing a walk down there this morning. my eyes lit up when i was there last cor blimey thought oh yes i could buy this bit and that bit and make up a bike which i would love to do
reading your first post, sounds like a london commuter with “bike bays” so surely, its best to leave as is, new panels, or a wrap, will not only get scratched again, but be a big sign saying to the thieves “come and look here”
indeed, leave as is. Spend the cash on mechanicals; new calipers or summat.
You tart her up Tobe and you’ll have to get some decent matching kit to wear on it - whereas at the mo your current rag-tag look matches perfectly. Hell, you might find yourself worrying about your lid not matching your gloves. 'tis a dangerous road thataways.
Completely agree, I’m just looking to get her redone in the long run for my own satisfaction whilst keeping my eyes out for a slick as **** fast commuter that I can rag to buggery and damage other sports bike owners farings with by stuffing it into bike bays with absolutely no consideration for the rides around me… NOT! FECKING SCOOTERISTS! :hehe: