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Hello all,
So my 2013 CBR250R Repsol edition is my first bike. I purchased it this Spring and have put 3000km on it bringing it up to 10k. I'm the third owner and have had no issues so far. The owner before me dropped it at a stop sign, and I've um...set it down doing 0 on the grass in my back yard. Other than breaking a mirror off, there's been no damage to the bike.

Since having to recover it myself, I think I've decided to stick with this size and not look at getting anything bigger. BUT I don't like orange, I hate stickers, and I don't follow racing or Repsol, so I'd like to change the look of my bike on the cheap.
Riding sadly isn't a passion for me, just a hobby, so I won't be dedicating my life or wallet to it, but I would like to have some fun. It's getting pretty cold here in Canada, so I'll have the winter to make some changes.

Questions!

1) Is a 2013 going to last me a good while longer; enough to put a few hundred dollars into looks?

2) Should I buy a whole new set of fairings and save the OEM Repsol for a resale?

3) Can I buy only the fairing pieces I want to switch out, or should the whole set be replaced?

4) Should I just paint over the fairings I've got? And

5) Should I just buy a bike that looks like what I want already?

Attached is a messy compilation of my ideas for the bike. Top left is my actual bike, and then scribbles of my ideas. I imagine wheels are more expensive than I'm willing to pay for, so I'll suck up a bit of orange.

Thank you in advance!
 

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The bike is low mileage, but, about 7 years old. My personal advice is to ignore the looks and ride the wheels off of it during the summers. Probably not what you wanted to hear. ;-)
 

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To get anything professionally done, painting or new fairings is gonna cost about $700. And with a fairing kit there is nothing to cover the tank so that would have to be painted.

You could paint it for relatively cheap yourself but its gonna be hard to an OEM quality finish.

Another cheapish option would be too vinyl wrap the fairings. You can by the 3M 1080 vinyl on amazon. This bike has pretty flat fairings so most of it would be easy to do.

But painting the wheels isn't too bad. I did mine in black and the over all finish came out out great.
 
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