So ticked off right now. . .


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So ticked off right now. . .

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:00 am



Well, two days ago my bike was hit, by what appears a person opening their car or truck door, and in the process cracked the left side body panel. Well after a bunch of calls to various dealers, it turns out the panel is DISCONTINUED in any color.
So, it looks like E-Bay time ( once I get the $$$ ), and most likely a repaint. . . . Grrr
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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:10 am

You could fix it..ABS plumbers compound on the back and in the crack..a little light fine sanding on the front side and paint.
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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:13 am

before you go and spend a whole bunch of money to replace that panel, may i suggest you try this.......go to Lowe's or home depot and get a small can of either the clear or the black "ABS plastic cement" and put that on the crack, let it dry, go over it again until the crack disappears then sand it down and repaint it. it will be much cheaper than having to replace the entire panel. i used it on my fairing which had "stress" cracks from it being loose on the mounting brackets and it worked very well. its not pretty, but once its sanded down and repainted it will be almost good as new.

below is a photo of where i had to use the cement, its not perfect yet, but once i fill it in completely and sand it down and paint over it, it will be good to go.

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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:20 am

I have had that very idea rattling aroung my head too, and will give it a try. . . .

If nothing else, it will work until I can afford to do it 100% right ( good panel and repaint ), plus I have been considering a total color change on the bike to a bright white color like Ford "Alpine White", and do the grey dash and passenger parts in my current blue. . .

Back to the repair, is there a How To on here any where ? I have never worked with ABS and some pics and a step by step would help a lot, THANKS !
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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:01 am

yes there is.............viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3246&p=63274&hilit=how+to+repair+abs+plastic#p63274 but using the ABS cement is easy, a bit messy, but easy. the can has its own cement applicator that's attached to the lid. all you do is open the can and SLOWLY pull the lid off and you'll see all the cement on the applicator, then just brush it onto/into the crack.

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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby joeincalif » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:35 am

Part # 16. I added it to my CART and it tool me to checkout. Didn't go any farther then that but it seems to available. But maybe not.
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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:46 am

did you see the price of that part # 16 ?. personally, i would try the ABS cement first before i went out and spent almost 300 dollars for that panel, but that's just me. i MIGHT be able to find it for you from my friends at my local bike salvage yard. let me know exactly what year, and model bike you have and i'll find out for ya and let ya know.

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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:20 pm

My local dealer is looking in to the part, it shows as ON BACK ORDER there. . .
My price, with GWRRA Discount would be $235 out the door, still a lot of $$$$, but also cheaper than E-Bay part and paint job

Either way I am gonna play with the repair, if nothing else, to learn how. That will also give me a chance to remove the CB from the bike and deal with a few other minor things behind there . . . .
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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:05 pm

ok, well, i know nothing is better than new, and if you can get it in the same color that's even better. if you cant get it, let me know and i'll see if my friends at the bike salvage yard has one and i'll let you know the price for it.

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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby ct1500 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:23 pm

Honda painted plastic does get discontinued after so many years. You will not be able to get the part in the color of your MC but will be able to from a later year in different color and then paint to match.
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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:31 pm

Well, learned something interesting , I guess there is a aftermarket company that bought the molds from Honda ( and other companies ) and is making "new" parts , in color ! The panel I need is $300 out the door. My parts guy had to call Honda corporate to get the info he needed, and to get his store set up as a distributor for them. It sounds like they DO NOT offer consumer sales. . . .
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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:36 pm

just so you know, if you go onto ebay and type in your bike's year and model, it will bring up a page of those panels your looking for a lot less than dealer prices.....heres one of them..........http://www.ebay.com/itm/141571054725?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT i think this is the one for your bike, but not totally sure. it has a crack on a piece of chrome, but if yours is ok, you might be able to paint it and swap out the chrome trim.

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Re: So ticked off right now. . .

Postby johngrim » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:53 pm

Hey Uncle Fester, when I was working on mine a few weeks back I broke off a tab that the fairing side marker lights screw into. I used JB Weld, Plastic Weld. After 24 hrs. it was quite set. From your picture I would imagine you'd be able to use that in your situation as well. It's a little work taking all the plastic apart but looks like you can get at it. Don't blame you for being torked off!




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