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Author Topic: YZF750/1000R - The Fly  (Read 33060 times)

Offline teazer

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #230 on: Mar 13, 2018, 16:11:33 »
That's a nasty crack.  I found teh best way for that sort of extensive repair is to plastic weld it.  I bough a cheap plastic welder which is like a small heat gun with very small nozzle and a compressed air supply.  I use my air compressor and dial down the delivery pressure.  Resin and glue work but not as well as welding. I had an FZR400 fairing missing most of one top "ear" and rebuilt it out of sections scavenged from a Kawasaki tail section that had sections with the same curvature, but that was quite an assembly job.

Yours should be weldable.

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #231 on: Mar 13, 2018, 16:13:06 »
I've had pretty good luck with plastic welding in the past.

For something that size, I'd be grabbing the G/flex (the West System stuff I used on the Van Van). Its well worth the buy in price and it has some good flex once fully cured, which is why I like it for plastics. It's designed to adhere to and repair plastics.
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #232 on: Mar 13, 2018, 17:25:11 »
That's a nasty crack.  I found teh best way for that sort of extensive repair is to plastic weld it.  I bough a cheap plastic welder which is like a small heat gun with very small nozzle and a compressed air supply.  I use my air compressor and dial down the delivery pressure.  Resin and glue work but not as well as welding. I had an FZR400 fairing missing most of one top "ear" and rebuilt it out of sections scavenged from a Kawasaki tail section that had sections with the same curvature, but that was quite an assembly job.

Yours should be weldable.

I'm hoping so.  I think I'll give the plastic welding a shot first as it gives me yet another reason to buy a tool.  I have other stuff to fix with it as well.   What does your gun look like Teazer?  All the ones I'm finding start around 60$ and go up from there.
« Last Edit: Mar 13, 2018, 17:33:04 by canyoncarver »
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #233 on: Mar 13, 2018, 17:29:13 »
I've had pretty good luck with plastic welding in the past.

For something that size, I'd be grabbing the G/flex (the West System stuff I used on the Van Van). Its well worth the buy in price and it has some good flex once fully cured, which is why I like it for plastics. It's designed to adhere to and repair plastics.

I may pick up some of it, looks very handy to have around.   I've looked at it before but I'm going to try and weld/glue it up first.
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #234 on: Mar 13, 2018, 19:01:29 »
like this one http://toolmonger.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/post-plasticwelder.jpg.  Probably came from HF though I don't remember for sure.  Now I look and see there are dozens of designs out there and HF has three choices all different to the one I have.

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #235 on: Mar 13, 2018, 22:18:38 »
like this one http://toolmonger.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/post-plasticwelder.jpg.  Probably came from HF though I don't remember for sure.  Now I look and see there are dozens of designs out there and HF has three choices all different to the one I have.

Thanks for that link, it was confirmation of what I was looking at HF for.  I picked this up on the way home.   Like you did, I'll just dial my compressor down to 4-5psi.    I've got a Dremel with the right bits for running a V groove and a heat gun, etc.  This hot air welder looks like fun.  I have scrap abs but I picked up cheap abs rods at HF also.
« Last Edit: Mar 13, 2018, 22:20:42 by canyoncarver »
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #236 on: Mar 14, 2018, 01:08:07 »
Just remember that they get hot enough to make for some sever burns if you are clumsy or careless.

Good idea to get some practice on spare bits of abs first.

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #237 on: Mar 14, 2018, 13:13:50 »
How much was that thing?  I need to do some plastic welding on the Gsxr.
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #238 on: Mar 14, 2018, 13:15:52 »
I can't wait to see how this turns out. I've never considered home plastic welding.
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #239 on: Mar 14, 2018, 13:17:17 »
I have watched it be done but never tried it for myself...that may be about to change !
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