I was finally at the point where the fairing swap needed to happen. The old one had a major crack in it, and had a “touring” windshield which seemed somehow incongruent with the concept of the R90S. Not that it wasn’t a great sport touring mount, it’s just that touring conjures up images that are the exact opposite of bikini (which is how one would describe the R90S fairing). It distorted the lines of this iconic machine. I mean, bikini is short and skimpy, while…..but I digest.
The old came off and the new (as in new to me) went onto the bike. It has its own share of blemishes and is far from perfect, but it is consistent with the rest of the unrestored bike and looks great. The hardware needed some cleaning up on the grinding wheel, and the turn signals were returned to operating condition after some sandpapering of connections. The guages were bolted in place, but sorting out the wiring associated with them will wait for another day.
The windshield I got with the fairing is looking a lot better, but a long way from new. The little plastic hardware thingies (what is the correct name for these things?) securing the windshield were all able to be reused except for 3 of them. I’ll track some down and replace them. All in all, a decent session that had the fairing looking much better.