Filling holes drilled in the bodywork


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Filling holes drilled in the bodywork

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Was dusting the bike yesterday and noticed a loose mounting screw on the aftermarket chrome trunk rack. Short story version, ended up taking it off and going for a ride. To my surprise the bike handled much better with the air having direct access to the rear spoiler! So now I have 4 holes through the trunk lid that I'd like to fill.
Has anyone done this? What did you use?
Did it stand up?
I was thinking body filler and a dab of paint but vibration would probably crack or loosen it.
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I am totally impressed that you can tell a difference in handling after removal of the luggage rack!

Check these threads as well:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3246
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=690
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Andy,,, I have a great deal for you!!
Beachfront in Az. Lol
Thanks for the links guys, appears I'll be stiring up a slurry!
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You could just put some button head bolts with rubber washers to seal it to make it water tight instead of sealing up the holes. You never know, you may wish to reinstall a rack.
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Andy Cote wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:50 pm I am totally impressed that you can tell a difference in handling after removal of the luggage rack!

Check these threads as well:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3246
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=690
Imagine how much better it would handle if you remove the whole trunk! 😳😉
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4given wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:08 pm
Imagine how much better it would handle if you remove the whole trunk! 😳😉
Well, why not go all the way?



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Andy Cote wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:23 pm
4given wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:08 pm
Imagine how much better it would handle if you remove the whole trunk! 😳😉
Well, why not go all the way?

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It's amazing how the removal of some weight and aero drag can affect speeds. Check out this highly scientific analysis done on exactly this topic: https://nerocam.com/SCC_TAP.asp
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I did the rack delete as well. I filled in the holes with stainless carriage bolts, o-rings to seal, fender washers and acorn nuts inside, so nothing sharp to slice open my hands, or cargo.
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Snapped some pics.




I went with the large washers because some of the holes had cracks. And this added enough support to keep everything aligned. Apart from the crack from overloading the rack, this also couldn't take care of the sun faded paint, except for the shadow cast by the rack. Someday I might do the ABS repair and paint, but for now this is completely acceptable for me.
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Imagine how much better it would handle if you remove the whole trunk! 😳😉


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Thanks for the pics Rambozo. Looks pretty good and I think smooth enough that they won't upset the air as it approaches the spoiler!
Hey Joe, a custom seat that wasnt so square at the back would probably look better.
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That’s why I bought an F6B!

Imagine how much better it would handle if you remove the whole trunk! 😳😉
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I'm trying this out it's doing well at the moment: https://easyabsrepair.com/abs-plastic-r ... le-repair/


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