Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
I've been on my K 12 S for 8 years now and saw the shortages coming. I bought up parts like fairings, final drives, front forks and much more a few years ago. You just have to make up your mind if you are going to keep your bike for a while or not and act accordingly.
You can patch fairings and other Polypropylene parts up pretty well. I've repainted a few things for friends and they turned out looking like new.
I am also a Slider Believer. Yes, they don't do much for the aesthetics but they are a lot less distracting then a 2 ft. gash in your fairing.