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Lower Fairing Rain Drain Plugs

What are people using to plug the rain drain plugs in their lower race fairings?

I was thinking something like this:

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But it seems pictures of plugs on other riders' fairings are a bit different, though this is at distance...

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I found these at kurveygirl--anyone had experience with them?

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They're cheap enough to try and see, but I used a hole saw to cut the 1" holes (as opposed to a stepped bit) so I'm not sure how well these will seal the potentially rough edges compared to the expansion plugs I listed first...

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If you bump this thread tomorrow, I have site bookmarked on my work computer where you can get a couple of those literally for free as samples, and they have literally hundreds of plugs to choose from.

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I would not use a compression plug especially on a fiberglass pan... but Im not sure why you'd want to compromise the ability of the pan to hold liquid? To drain some rain water?
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For races in the rain so the belly pan doesn't fill with water. Race orgs allow for two drain holes that must be plugged for dry events.


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Re: Lower Fairing Rain Drain Plugs

i use a stepped drill bit to drill the proper hole size. You really only need one in the back of the pan. 2 just are not needed. Thing is, it needs to be a good quality rubber plug. I have seen some use a plastic hole insert thing that kind of "clips" into place. Those do not seal! and if you loose oil or coolant, it seeps around pretty bad.. rubber plug, then i usually cover that hole at the back from outside with gorilla tape.

honestly though, unless you are really planning to race in the rain, i would not drill holes in the belly pan. even if some DOES get in there during a rain race (it will) most will be sloshing out as you get around ..

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For races in the rain so the belly pan doesn't fill with water. Race orgs allow for two drain holes that must be plugged for dry events.
Your belly pan won't fill with water. It may to some degree, but the majority of it is going to slosh out.

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Your belly pan won't fill with water. It may to some degree, but the majority of it is going to slosh out.
It's a huge PITA when you wash the bike though.


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