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    It's getting about that time to put away the bike and strip it down for body work.
    Anyone know/recommend a good place that wont give me a hack job or screw me over with prices? Keep in mind I'm South of Boston, so I'd prefer not to travel 4 hours away. There's a place around the corner from me that I brought my bike to today, and they gave me a quick estimate.

    Here's what I need done:
    • 2" crack on nose, and rash on both sides
    • rash on left side of tail
    • scratches on undertail from broken chain whip
    • scratches on right fairing
    • chrome dip the swingarm


    Thanks guys.

    -Jim-

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    and I've already been recommended a place North of Boston for the swingarm, but would prefer to get it all done at one place

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    EmpireGP in NY did my nose for my RC and repainted it and it came out great. With shipping it was less than 200 bucks. Im sure they could do your sides fairings too. You could ship them all in.

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    Not to hijack a thread but are there any good motorcycle bodywork repair shops near the track?

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    the shop near me said $100 for my nose. not sure how different the needed work was for your part though

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    Hey man,
    Do the main repair work yourself...
    Bondo and fibreglass mending patches applied with adhesive
    does the trick.

    Then just seek out an auto body paint shop near you.
    Most know how to match color and apply clear coat
    and buff it up nice and shiny.
    its rocket science.
    You can save some $$ that way.

    One thing I would do immediately:
    Lose the pig spotter mirrors !

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    haha, I'm shocked no one mentioned or noticed the Pig Spotters on last week's ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    the shop near me said $100 for my nose. not sure how different the needed work was for your part though
    It was 165 plus shipping for my nose. It had a small crack in it. They plastic welded it, not Bondo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Not to hijack a thread but are there any good motorcycle bodywork repair shops near the track?
    Easiest thing to do there Doc is to hit up yellowpages.com and look for bodyshops......

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    I think we're (Doc and I) hoping to find a board member that does bodywork and offer a good deal, or know someone that knows someone

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    go to your local vocational high school, cheap and they have to do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imkindafkedup View Post
    go to your local vocational high school, cheap and they have to do it right.
    yea, but for my luck, they'd mess something up and it would end up looking like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    I think we're (Doc and I) hoping to find a board member that does bodywork and offer a good deal, or know someone that knows someone
    Nope, Looking for someone near the track that I can drop my rashed stuff off to after a race and pick up before the next race weekend.

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    Rob Nigl of Peachpit Ltd. Not the cheapest, but the best. Usually at the track too, so you can just hand it to him...

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    just dropped off my nose and right fairing for bodywork & paint to fix my Blue Hills accident on Labor Day.

    Here's the before pictures:



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    I have no idea if these guys do motorcycle work (I'd assume they might), but they did some fantastic work for my family in the past:

    TODAY'S COLLISION REPAIR CENTER

    Very nice guy owns it, and the facility in Malden is really nice. Maybe give them a buzz and ask.

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    Central autoworks worcester ma my friends shop he races and did my bike and g mans bike he will give you a good deal ask for mike 508-798-9727

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    thanks guys, but it's too late. i just dropped off my plastics to a local shop near me in quincy. i was asking a while ago, and now just posting an update

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    Just responding in this thread so I can find it later. I may need a front fender fixed if my GSXR front end doesnt work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    thanks guys, but it's too late. i just dropped off my plastics to a local shop near me in quincy. i was asking a while ago, and now just posting an update
    So where did you take it and how much did it end up costing?

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    Granite City Auto and Cycle Works on Water St in Quincy. Literally, around the corner from SS Motorsports. He quoted me $100 (or less) for the plastic welding and paint for the nose. Told him I dont need the fairing perfect, just want the guard rail mark fixed. Not sure what that will cost me. Said to check back in with him in 2-3 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonSVkid View Post
    Just responding in this thread so I can find it later. I may need a front fender fixed if my GSXR front end doesnt work out.
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    just in case you see more threads you want to follow up on, and dont feel like making a post.

    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbong View Post
    So where did you take it and how much did it end up costing?
    I brought the parts to Granite City Auto and Cycle Works on Water St in Quincy. Literally around the corner from SS Motorsports. Quoted me $100 or less for the nose to plastic weld and paint. I told him I didnt care about the fairing looking perfect, just wanted to fix the guard rail marks. Not sure what that will cost me. Said to check back in 2-3 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    thread tools --> subscribe to this thread.
    just in case you see more threads you want to follow up on, and dont feel like making a post.


    I brought the parts to Granite City Auto and Cycle Works on Water St in Quincy. Literally around the corner from SS Motorsports. Quoted me $100 or less for the nose to plastic weld and paint. I told him I didnt care about the fairing looking perfect, just wanted to fix the guard rail marks. Not sure what that will cost me. Said to check back in 2-3 weeks.
    you know the kid Mike you meet at my house is a pait rep for PPG right he can get them shot for dirt cheap. as long as you provide him

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