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post #1 of 33 Old 03-22-2008, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Repair Broken Plastic???? Pre-'08 fancy plastic

This is for classic model and not the new model..

What type of plastic is the headlight cover plastic?

I broke it, have all the pieces and need to put it together. I was thinking of using 5 minute epoxy plastic glue or using model type super glue with kicker spray. Any feedback or this repair?

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post #2 of 33 Old 03-23-2008, 12:25 AM
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Buy a used one on ebay unless you don't mind having a frankenstein klr.
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post #3 of 33 Old 03-23-2008, 10:16 AM
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I agree, go for the Ebay option and or new if need be.

Cracked is "Fracked"
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I agree, go for the Ebay option and or new if need be.

Cracked is "Fracked"
Why you two's a break'n my balls????????????

I want to repair it, not by a new one or a use one............Are you two the type of riders that have sparkle, fancy free klr's that are afraid of the dirt??????????Well I ride dirt alot and mine is scratched and set up like a tank for off road...So if you have any help on my question please answer back or shut up and ride.

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Epoxy it or bolt some metal to it like a surgeon puts bones back together. The metal and bolts will add character. Ride it into a brick wall. I don't care. I thought you wanted suggestions.
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frankenstein klr.
Shoooooooooooot!!!!! Is there anything really better?

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Are you two the type of riders that have sparkle, fancy free klr's that are afraid of the dirt??????????Well I ride dirt alot and mine is scratched and set up like a tank for off road...So if you have any help on my question please answer back or shut up and ride.
Right on!!!!!!!

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LOL...you go sparky!
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I thought klrforum.com was a-hole free. But I was wrong
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Epoxy it or bolt some metal to it like a surgeon puts bones back together. The metal and bolts will add character. Ride it into a brick wall. I don't care. I thought you wanted suggestions.
LOL, I asked for suggestions on a repair....Read first post again....You seem to be able to dish it out but have a hard time with your own accountability. Just know that I'm a forgiving man and would be able to be trusted. I just call it as I see it and let water under the bridge be.......So take it easy man, It's all gravy

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Right on!!!!!!!
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I thought klrforum.com was a-hole free. But I was wrong
Com'on,<<<<<<<<<<< If you have advice on my question, great! If not I ask that you "Shut up and Ride," in a good way. I'm trying to figure out how to repair my beast and for something to keep in my adventure bag, in case a similiar situation occurs and I need to repair the plastic.

I say Peace because it's give and take........You give it out and I dish it back.. Role with it in a good way as I'm doing....I've got a big heart so no hard feeling here........Just a Piasano with an opinion and feelings like anybody else......So,,,,,,,, yes I'm an A-hole but I have a big heart........Ask anybody that knows me like my buddies at motherlodedualsport.com and others on this site.

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It is sometimes difficult to remember that other people can't read the inuendo that is put into typed text that the author may have intended, they were just trying to help out is all.
Now as for fixing the plastic, the only thing that comes to my mind is something I have seen in a couple industrial tool type mags is a plastic welder. I think it is essentially a soldering iron with different types of glue sticks that one might use in a glue gun. You can lay the pieces together, use the iron to melt and stitch the original plastic back together somewhat and then use the glue sticks to lay down a permanent plastic weld over top of the cracked pieces. I have no idea how well this thing works, but it has peaked my curiosity for quite sometime, cause It seems I am always breaking some kind of plastic and am always looking for a way to mend it back. Keep us posted on what you find and works.

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