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Newbi on a 93 600R Ninja quick ???

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First mods if this needs to go else where please by all means....

I have recently purchased my first bike (93 600R Ninja C model) in very great mechanical working order(knock on wood). The only thing wrong with the bike is that it was layed over on the rightside and the upper and lower fairing is cracked. Well no fear ebay was there and I purchased all new pieces for the bike for two hundred bucks. Well I am a very good Do It Yourselfer and I wanted to get some suggestion on how to go about preping and primming the bike to get it ready for the pros at the paintshop. My only concern is that everyone I talk to says I have to sand down to bare plastic to get the paint to stick..

Question 1) Is this true do I have to sand down to bare plastic. What do I use to prime the plastic? or are my pieces fiberglass??

Please help me in this matter, I am in no where near ready to place the soon to be newly painted pieces on the bike, I would just like a good winter project.

Oh and by the way I love riding a bike, this is my first bike I have ever owned and I have taken the MSF course here in OKC, OK and it was well worth it. I have now sucsessfully riden over 300 miles in two days. I am still sticking to quite country roads and nonbusy city streets, but I am having a blast.

Thank you for all of your guys and gals help.

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1adam12--Thanks for the responce, I am really looking for a professional job, so I guess I will go back out and start sanding, I was hoping to get away from that (oh well winter project). The reason I am doing this project myself is because most bodyshopes around here charge 35 buck an hour for prep work, well I can do the prep work.

TrashMonkey--Thanks for the responce, when preping your bike did you rough up the pieces to alow the primer to stick??? The reason I ask is that I might want to try this with my old body.

Again thank you both for the ideas, please people keep them comming and if anyone has a step by step I would love to hear it.

I have not decided what color I am going to paint the bike I was thinking Base coat--Black
Flames--Silver, lined in a pin of Red

I don't know still deciding, I am also ordering a new pipe this next week from Vance and Hines.

I love this bike I rode for three hours today already and Its only 2 o'clock.

Thanks for all the help guy keep the ideas comming.

01zx7r--Thanks for the words of advice, I am starting to love this board as much as I love the bike, well maybe not that much!!!

Trashmonkey--Again thank you.

Well I have great news, I was talking to the local auto paint supply shop and they made the suggestion that I go and talk with the local VoTech school in the area, and that they were always needing projects to work on. So I called the VoTech and talk to the guy who runs the paint and body department and he said that if I wasn't in a hurry that they could do all of the prep work and paint the bike for free, all I had to do was supply the materials. COOL Huh, all the satisfaction with none of the work. I am very excited and can't wait to get all of the pieces into him tommarrow morning. So if you are looking to get a pro job for just the cost of the materials call your local VoTech. He also told me that if I didn't like the job that they would just redo it for me. He showed me pics of bike and cars that they had done and they all looked sweet to me. I will let you all know how it turns out tommarrow.

What I would like now is a whole new set of screws to place on the bike instead of the old dirty ones that are holding up the fairings now. Does anyone know where I can get a set???

Thanks agian everyone.

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Trashmonkey-I know man isn't that sweet, but hey do you know where I can get a set of screws for all of the fairings??
grilldcheese--Yes this is my first bike and yes I have dropped it and fallen over on it. I am no looking to put on the new parts right now but just getting every thing ready so when I do feel comfortable I can. THanks for all of the responces.

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