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    Problem with Reckless fairing

    Anyone ever had a problem with the brackets breaking on their Reckless fairing? Both sides have broken in the same place as the one in the pictures. I only had the fairing for 9 months. I've sent the pics to Reckless to see if they will send me some brackets.




    I had to repair them with some aluminum plate:




    Other than that, I haven't had a problem and am vary happy with it.

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    I've been wondering about those brackets, and their durability since I first saw them. At least you're handy enough to fix them. Have you thought of making some out of steal?

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    Nice job on the fix

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    The existing brackets are made from stainless steel I think. I patched it with aluminum cause I had some handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBoreVTX View Post
    Nice job on the fix
    Thanks

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    had mine on for a ton of miles no issues, you had it under the headlight directly on top of the tree right?
    only way I could see the bracket stressing like that was if you bolted it on top of the headlight base.
    but then I have been wrong before lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekpsycho View Post
    The existing brackets are made from stainless steel I think. I patched it with aluminum cause I had some handy.
    Oh, I see.

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    IF Reckless doesnt come through with replacements, take it to a local welding shop and have them tig welded. Id also have a 14ga plate added for strength like the aluminum plate is now. If that is a stress area though, the hole for the rivets and the rivets themselves will fail as well. So kep an eye on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopperhound1971 View Post
    had mine on for a ton of miles no issues, you had it under the headlight directly on top of the tree right?
    only way I could see the bracket stressing like that was if you bolted it on top of the headlight base.
    but then I have been wrong before lol
    Well that may be the problem then because I do have it on top. I'll try to change it around and see how that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3D-Dave View Post
    IF Reckless doesnt come through with replacements, take it to a local welding shop and have them tig welded. Id also have a 14ga plate added for strength like the aluminum plate is now. If that is a stress area though, the hole for the rivets and the rivets themselves will fail as well. So kep an eye on that.
    Yeah that was more or less a temporary repair. Hopefully they'll come through with some new ones. If not, I'll buy a new pair and replace them.

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