Side Panel Repair


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heidebill
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Side Panel Repair

Postby heidebill » Thu May 13, 2010 9:20 am



I have a 1500 SE and the side panels, Battery cover, the little tabs are broken.
Is there a repair that can be done to this, I have the little tabs. They are still stuck in the grommets
Bill



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Re: Side Panel Repair

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 13, 2010 1:07 pm

It's pretty tough to repair, because a lot of stress is put on them. But here's how I have read of someone else fixing them, with good results:

He drilled a small hole into the center of what was left of the tab mount on the cover, and into the broken tab itself. He then cut a nail to fit tightly into the holes. He coated the nail with ABS cement, coated both ends of the broken area with ABS cement, then pushed the tab back into place, with the nail occupying the hole drilled in each piece. The ABS cement bonded the two pieces together, and the nail inside gave it strength to keep it from breaking again.

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Re: Side Panel Repair

Postby rlsapp » Tue May 18, 2010 11:25 pm

sounds like a great way to fix the repair...if it works try putting some KY gel on each of the tabs around the bike...it helps with removal and replacing them when needed.

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Re: Side Panel Repair

Postby heidebill » Wed May 19, 2010 9:27 am

Thanks
I tried the ABS Cement so far so good
Bill




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