Replacing Broken studs on side panel


Step-by-step tutorials on how to maintain and fix your GL1500
Post Reply
User avatar
agedbikeman
Posts: 57
Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Location: Bruay la Buissiere, France
Motorcycle: 1995 GL1500 Aspencade
2014 Can-Am Spyder RT

Replacing Broken studs on side panel

Post by agedbikeman » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:06 pm




Panel with broken stud
Panel with broken stud

When i got the wing last July, there were 2 studs broken off on one of the side panels, didn't think it mattered much until I nearly lost a side panel on a very windy day, on close inspection one of the broken studs was still stuck in the rubber grommet, so I glued it back to the panel with ABS glue (well impressed with that stuff) but what about the missing stud, the wind still want to remove the panel.
I found at my local diy store 1m of 11.5mm pvc rod for under $4, being a hobby wood turner I can turn plastic aswell, so down the cellar I go .

Panel with broken stud
Panel with broken stud


Plastic rod in lathe
Plastic rod in lathe


New stud glued on
New stud glued on

Repair 3.5euros
new panel 200 euros



User avatar
Charlie1Horse
Posts: 496
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:35 pm
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200A Aspencade
1992 GL1500I Interstate

Re: Broken studs on side panel

Post by Charlie1Horse » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:25 pm

Nice job with the repair. If the other missing one is on the front top corner you sill find that one is a grommet and the stud is steel and mounted on the frame. I had the lower one, like you fabricated, break off and still was in the grommet. I pulled it out and glued it back in place with ABS cement and it has been good for a couple of months now.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

User avatar
agedbikeman
Posts: 57
Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Location: Bruay la Buissiere, France
Motorcycle: 1995 GL1500 Aspencade
2014 Can-Am Spyder RT

Re: Broken studs on side panel

Post by agedbikeman » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:27 am

yes I noticed that, but I actually had 2 plastic ones broken off.

The glue I used was made for all hard plastics, I glued 2 offcuts togetherfrom the stick I bought, try as I may, I could not break it.

Thanks for your reply
Regards
Alex.

P.S. I like your slogan, my sentiments exactly.

Post Reply