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    meadeam (OP)
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    plastic repair

    Anyone here ever attempted to repair cracked plasic on their bike? Previous owner dropped it and put a couple cracks in the upper fairing. Nothing serious, I could leave it and be just fine. But if it isn't a total PITA I might try repairing this winter. I have a small dent in the tank I may tackle as well.

    The alternative would be to replace the plastics and tank, but I think the would be hard to come by.

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    Re: plastic repair

    I had a small crack in my fairing, way lower left side mounting hole.

    I used JB Weld on it (just on the inside-no paint repair) and it's been holding fine for a couple of years.

    I've also done some plastic welding using a soldering gun and zip ties as the filler on mostly chain saws, pull starter to block assemblies. Those have held up well on a customers commercial saw (beat to death!). Just do some practicing and check out You Tube.. They have some good videos there..

    This Echo saw, I welded (actually melted), some small nuts into the plastic block using mucho heat from a soldiering gun. Heat the nut and push into the block while hot. Shown are aftermarket machine screws holding the pull starter cover on. W/O this fix, it would have needed a new plastic block (cost prohibitive & a parts saw..) .

    2007 Yamaha FZ6- BD43 headlight mod, PIAA bulbs, Stebal air horn, Scorpion SS pipes-(no DB killers), Speedohealer, HEL SS brake lines, Fenda Extenda, K&P SS re-usable oil filter, custom mounted BMW style electrical outlet(L.S.), Techmount GPS mount with handlebar bar risers/set backs, additional helmet lock, custom mod'ed seat(Spencers), Hyper light-rear running/brake light, custom radiator/fan protector, Techspec tank pads, Grip Puppies, Yamaha rear rack with custom aluminum flat rack.

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