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Welp, I just got home from a ride and the front section of my rear seat cowl flew off somewhere on the 405 :mad:

I did a quick look around the internet and it looks like this Streetfighter piece is going to be tricky to source... any one have ideas or even better a busted up cowl with an intact rubber section? 0:)

 
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Seeing that thin bead of OEM adhesive makes me want to be proactive and take mine off to redo it before it goes flying.


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Seeing that thin bead of OEM adhesive makes me want to be proactive and take mine off to redo it before it goes flying.


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I bought mine brand new from the dealer a few months ago (was on their shelf for like 5 years cause it was yellow) and that part from the day I bought it has felt poorly attached - seeing that picture certainly confirms it is poorly attached and it looks like bathroom caulking - something like urethane adhesive would seem like a better choice, but maybe too aggressive for the rubber/foam.

Did you buy that cowl brand new - almost looks like someone maybe had it come off and used some silicone to stick it back on, but sometimes Ducati does do things that look a bit cobbled together in a shed themselves.
 

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I bought mine brand new from the dealer a few months ago (was on their shelf for like 5 years cause it was yellow) and that part from the day I bought it has felt poorly attached - seeing that picture certainly confirms it is poorly attached and it looks like bathroom caulking - something like urethane adhesive would seem like a better choice, but maybe too aggressive for the rubber/foam.

Did you buy that cowl brand new - almost looks like someone maybe had it come off and used some silicone to stick it back on, but sometimes Ducati does do things that look a bit cobbled together in a shed themselves.

Yes Sir, this is all Ducati craftsmanshit right here. In some additional research I have found a couple more stories about this happening, usually after being on a hot day or after sitting in the sun. Exactly what happened to me. I had it in the driveway while I changed the timing belts and when I took it for a ride after about 2 hours in the sun it loosened up and flew off. im bummed. I do metal fabrication and could probably make an entire replacement coul piece out of aluminum but I don't think it would look great stylistically nor do I want to spend 10 hours of labor on it...
 

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Seeing that thin bead of OEM adhesive makes me want to be proactive and take mine off to redo it before it goes flying.


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I would suggest it if you are comfortable getting into it. Apparently im not the only person this has happened to.
 

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A cowl made out of aluminum would look great. I think that it would go great with an aluminum tank. I also think the lower engine cowling would look nice made from aluminum.


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Welp, I just got home from a ride and the front section of my rear seat cowl flew off somewhere on the 405 <img src="http://www.ducati.ms/forums/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" />

I did a quick look around the internet and it looks like this Streetfighter piece is going to be tricky to source... any one have ideas or even better a busted up cowl with an intact rubber section? <img src="http://www.ducati.ms/forums/images/Ducati_ms_2015/smilies/tango_face_angel.png" border="0" alt="" title="Angel" class="inlineimg" />

I finally found a black one last week so have a red for sale if you want it?
 

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Yeah that's great but doesnt that just fit over the bit that's lost ?

No doubt it will fir with a bit more sealant on it.
Got my carbon one from Italy but needed the inside piece of the original cowl

Tigerseal. It wont fucking move with that shit on it. EVER.

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