fairing and luggage


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sgtswug
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fairing and luggage

Postby sgtswug » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:29 pm



I bought a GL1100 in 2008. The bike had been layed down by a previous owner. Mechanically I have pretty much got it running to specs but I am having a pretty hard time finding replacement plastic. Any inexpensive ideas?



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Re: fairing and luggage

Postby tallman21 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:32 pm

make her naked. Thats what i want to do!

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Re: fairing and luggage

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:20 am

bike breakers, eBay and for sale links on various goldwing boards..what do you need? The big deal is shipping..if you can't find it locally.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: fairing and luggage

Postby landisr » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:27 am

Also check any local salvage yards. Ask other riders of any make if they know of any yards. Do a Google search for them as well.

Good luck, and enjoy your scoot.

Ron in MI
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sgtswug
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Re: fairing and luggage

Postby sgtswug » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:43 pm

Thanks I'll give it a whirl, I only need a lid for one of the back boxes, I can live for a while with the cracked other parts.

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Re: fairing and luggage

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:38 am

The plastic bags,trunk and fairing on your bike is made from ABS plastic. You can fix those cracks using ABS solvent cement availiable at most any hardware store. Just stop drill the end of the crack,and use the solvent cement to weld the plastic back together again. once curedyhou can sand to remove any excess glue. The plastic will be as strong as it was before the break because the solvent cement is the same material as the bags are.

Here in Canada our ABS glue is yellow,I have friends who bring me back cans of the black stuff from the States when they go south.I use "Oatey"#30902 or #30918. I use a 10cc syringe(no needle) to dispense it, allows me greater control on how much and where the glue is applied.If you have pieces missing you can make new bits using ABS plumbing pipe,a little heat and some patience.

Which side saddlebag lid do you need? and what colour?


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