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post #1 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

When I bought my bike I noticed a small crack in the fairing I was planning on fixing it somehow. Today I caught it on the gas tank when I was removing it and it snapped off. Do you guys have any ideas how to re-attach it, I'm not to concerned about looks as long as it's strong.

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post #2 of 16 Old 03-09-2013, 04:17 PM
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It's made out of ABS, if I recall correctly.

You should have decent success with ABS cement at the break and a backing plate of 1/8" ABS sheet.

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Check this out.

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Thanks! That sounds easy enough.
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Great information Tom! Is there some similar way to fix gen1 plastic? I have a broken rear fender.
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Polypropylene is a low surface energy plastic, so nothing really bonds to it well. Your best bet is to try plastic welding, either with a hot-air welder or with a soldering iron.

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Thanks Tom!
I'll bet thats the same plastic my water tank is made of. I used a small torch and a gluegun to fix that. Slipped my mind!
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Frankenstitching works too, but it's far far from pretty! Lol!


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Frankenstitching works too, but it's far far from pretty! Lol!
There is a woman on ADV named "NomadGal". She has been traveling around the States for most of a year on a KLR. She broke her windshield in a lay down and Frankenstitched it together with fishing line! I love that kind of ingenuity!
She also did a complete engine rebuild herself in some guys shop when she had a crank bearing go bad. I am a fan!
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Frankenstitching works too, but it's far far from pretty! Lol!

Nice work! Following Toms advice you should be able to acetone weld that back solid now!
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