Thanks, Mike. At this point, I am still considering the repair option. Was your crack on the mount itself or the fairing panel? If the panel, please let me know what you did to fix it.
If I were to buy your fairing, first would it fit a 1980, and second what would it take to change the colour? (I have never done any body work, so assume I know nothing including what kind of paint or whatever I would need.)
Yes, it will bolt straight up to an '80. That's why I bought it. My own is an '80
My fairing cracked out along the right side mount due to the upper mount bolt (through the frame, up under the tank shell) losing it's nut. I wrapped heavy fiberglass cloth from the edge of the face panel, across the mount surface, and about 2" up the inside panel of the fairing. Drilled it, masked it off, and sprayed it down with Krylon satin black. Unless you're really looking for it, you can't see it.
For cracks on the face surfaces...Man, I wouldn't even try it, but then again, I've never been really good at body work. You're looking at trying to repair cracked ABS plastic, and I've never seen, or heard of a really good way for a backyard body-man to do it.
I'd planned on taking that fairing (and the rest of my pans) to a guy locally who has a shop and is highly recommended by bikers around here. My old girl looks good as she sits, but some of the road dings in her just annoy me when I'm polishing her up.