Stress Cracks

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Stress Cracks

Post by 24.4ZOOM » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:58 pm

Did someone on this forum post something about repairing a cracked topcase lid? You know, the cracks around the thru bolts for the luggage rack. Star washers? ABS cement? Well, if not, has anyone had this problem and how was it remedied..short of a new lid.
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Re: Stress Cracks

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:38 pm

Yup, I did, and wrote about it here: Adding a trunk rack to your bike


Re: Stress Cracks

Post by 24.4ZOOM » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:52 pm

Well so you did! That is just the ticket for what I have.That's what makes this site what it is..despite out treasured Honda's best efforts.

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Re: Stress Cracks

Post by CTInspect » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:34 pm

After reading WingAdmins post on this I looked alittle further. Getting ABS pipe is really easy, watch out for cellulose core pipe which works, (but can catch fire easier too) but not as good as solid core. A good freind of mine own a plastic extrusion company, he gave me a bag of raw ABS pellets that he uses. 75 pound bag, I could start my own fairing company ....
Clean up the inside surface, used an industrial heatgun, (tested this on old parts), keep distance from the fairing and keep moving for even heat, sprinkle the pellets and when it hits the right temp, Man does it lay in there, add pellets as needed.
Im looking at another wing that need some real TLC, and has fairing damage. That will be the real test.
Otherwise I still have 74.5 pounds of abs pellets.

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Re: Stress Cracks

Post by SCSDK » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:38 pm

You might use fibre glass and epoxy, clean the surface well, apply slow hardening epoxy and a fairly heavy cloth and align the sides in the crack correctly. You can even use ca-glue (superglue) to glue the parts together first. I've tryed this on many occasions as I fly radiocontrolled aircraft now and again the aircraft and I differ in positioning the earth, also called terra firma, the "firma" I can confirm. :lol: :D :!:

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