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Break plastics

Postby Riqui » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:43 am



plastics
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A friend has a GL 1500 SE 95 and is breaking, break plastics, Honda Should be responsible for this? attached photos



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Re: Break plastics

Postby Riqui » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:47 am

another image to see the problem
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Re: Break plastics

Postby artgrantz » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:04 pm

Why would you expect Honda to be responsible after 13 years of use?
Perhaps the panels were removed and installed incorrectly.
Perhaps many years of riding on bad roads caused it.

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Re: Break plastics

Postby Riqui » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:35 pm

Thanks for your answer, but I know many GL 95 and above and none had this problem. I think these plastics have aged prematurely.
We are the GolWing Club Argentino and have over 50 motorcycles walk the same paths. I thought about fixing the cracks but I think it will break elsewhere because the plastic has become brittle.
Sorry for my English (Google translator)

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Re: Break plastics

Postby landisr » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:43 pm

From the looks of the damage and the fact that it's similar on both sides makes me think the bike has taken a 'nose hit' , that is, the bike has been hit in front. Possibly a hard nudge right near the headlight, perhaps while parked unattended.

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Re: Break plastics

Postby Riqui » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:13 pm

Thanks for your answer but that has not happened, the plastics are breakin no punches
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Re: Break plastics

Postby waituntilthebeep » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:14 pm

That looks to me like heat damage because the panels that are breaking all have engine heat around or behind them. The pics also show that the bike is dirty and the paint is extremely faded like it has been stored outdoors and in the sun a lot. Honda would never take ownership of that kind of damage after so many years. Good luck with that.

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Re: Break plastics

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:58 pm

After many years of heat, ABS can become brittle and will break like you are seeing. Believe it or not, you can restore the original pliability of ABS by boiling it in water, and the brittleness will go away - but you have to have the ABS exposed, so that means removing the paint - at least from the back.

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Re: Break plastics

Postby Riqui » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:24 pm

Thanks, your answer gives me an idea for repair

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Re: Break plastics

Postby Matt G » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:28 pm

I use ABS pipe joint cement and fiberglass cloth on the backside. Use the cement in place of the fiberglass resin.

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Re: Break plastics

Postby raycw » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:40 am

Someone, somewhere in the past, has worked on the brakes (like maybe doing a brake fluid flush) and gotten brake fluid on their hands. Wiped off the brake fluid with a rag and then handled the plastic. The residue gradually eats at the plastic and any stress will cause an easy crack. The 'drip' damage on the left sidecover is classic brake fluid damage.
Sorry but there's no way Honda should be responsible.




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