studs on side panel


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studs on side panel

Postby Maddogg » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:55 pm



Does anyone have a good method for repairing the studs that hold the side panel on? I have a 1990 gl1500 and when I bought the bike the side panel stud was broken.This is the panel just under the seat that covers the battery. I don't know if epoxy is the answer or super glue or what. I noticed that at high speeds, 65 to 70, the panel wants to flap around a little and I am worried it will fly off. I don't really want to buy a new side panel, at $250, and then have to try to match my paint.



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Re: studs on side panel

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:41 pm

If you still have the stud you can glue it back on with ABS cement that you pick up in the plumbing department of your favorite hardware store. All the plastics on our wings is made out of ABS. Replacement studs are availiable too 8-)
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Re: studs on side panel

Postby wingpilot08 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:19 am

If you don't have the broken off stud, you can make a clay mold from one of the good studs on the panel and the make a replacement stud. By getting some abs shavings and abs glue, you can make a slurry and pour into the mold. Let this "cure" over night and then attach to the panel with a bit more abs slurry mix. Works well and is a good fix.
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Re: studs on side panel

Postby baumedagn » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:16 am

You can find stud kits on e-bay. When I had my 1500 I had the same issue. I was able to find a damaged cover with the stud I needed still intact. I cut it off and used epoxy cement putty to attach it to my cover. Never had another problem.

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Re: studs on side panel

Postby Maddogg » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:26 pm

Thanks for the help guys. I didn't realize the studs were ABS. I am a plumber and I work with that stuff all the time. Will try it this weekend.

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Re: studs on side panel

Postby wingpilot08 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:36 pm

Maddogg wrote:Thanks for the help guys. I didn't realize the studs were ABS. I am a plumber and I work with that stuff all the time. Will try it this weekend.

Not just the studs...all the panels are ABS....yeah...you should have tons of that stuff!! have fun!!
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Re: studs on side panel

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:09 pm

You can get replacements from Cyclemax: http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/side_co ... uds/136689

They show it with J-B Weld, ignore that and just use the ABS glue.

Incidentally, Honda calls those "bosses" not studs.

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Re: studs on side panel

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:58 pm

Another idea is to build up a nice little base if that broke off and then /drill/screw a screw with a head that fits the grommet into the base..that works quite well and less chance for a rebreak
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Re: studs on side panel

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:54 am

Here is what I am trying to do with mine..I have 1 mising stud on a side cover..

It uses "stud ball" fasteners to create a new mounting pin...
Don't buy any stud balls ..I bought some and will have extras so PM me first and I can share...:)

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Re: studs on side panel

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:56 am

I could one have one broken stud been living dangerously..but I keep the passenger boards up when riding alone..that helps keep teh panel in place just in case will PM
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Re: studs on side panel

Postby W3JNP » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:27 am

McMaster-Carr stud balls (part # 9512K73) do the trick nicely and hold tighter than the original studs. JB Weld or black ABS cement does the job. See attached photo.
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Re: studs on side panel

Postby brettchallenger » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:26 am

I have had excellent results with a product called Q-Bond. http://www.qbond.net/ It consists of a "super glue" and comes with filling powders for use on either plastics or aluminium. An friend who is part of a motorcycle race team put me on to it - they use it a lot to effect swift repairs on fairings and body parts on race days.


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