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Author Topic: YZF750/1000R - The Fly  (Read 52994 times)

Offline Maritime

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #250 on: Mar 14, 2018, 13:40:55 »
You use the same kind of rod as the plastic you are welding, polypropylene, abs, etc...    Post up a source of the abs rolls if you can. 


You may want to chemical weld then. you can use MEK and abs chunks and make a slurry to apply and then it turns back into solid ABS, you can use a little glass mat or cloth to make it stronger. I will be using that technique this spring to fix the ABS front on my camper.  Just need a respirator to not die
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #251 on: Mar 14, 2018, 13:43:29 »
Man that is a nasty crack!!  Good luck.
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #252 on: Mar 14, 2018, 13:47:08 »
Welding is stupid.
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #254 on: Mar 14, 2018, 14:12:45 »
You may want to chemical weld then. you can use MEK and abs chunks and make a slurry to apply and then it turns back into solid ABS, you can use a little glass mat or cloth to make it stronger. I will be using that technique this spring to fix the ABS front on my camper.  Just need a respirator to not die

Yeah, I also considered abs cement and abs chips to make a slurry and to do it that way.   Once I practice on the carcasses I have, I'll have a better idea about which way to go because of the graphics. 


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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #255 on: Mar 14, 2018, 14:13:50 »
You guys and your abs.



I have 6 pack abs under my pony keg. 

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #256 on: Mar 14, 2018, 14:18:56 »
The slurry by itself isn't as strong as a weld but if you bury cloth or mat in it it should be. I think the welder will ruin the graphics on  you but maybe not.
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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #257 on: Mar 14, 2018, 15:12:10 »
Slim chance you can save that decal. You'd have to repair it from the back as Mike said using cloth, etc. and you'd still see the crack through it regardless.

If you get a sheet of trace paper and trade the outer contours, we can reproduce that graphic (assuming they aren't readily available).

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #258 on: Mar 14, 2018, 16:10:41 »
Slim chance you can save that decal. You'd have to repair it from the back as Mike said using cloth, etc. and you'd still see the crack through it regardless.

If you get a sheet of trace paper and trade the outer contours, we can reproduce that graphic (assuming they aren't readily available).

The graphics are sometimes available but silly expensive, like over 250$ per side.  I don't expect my repair to be visually perfect from the outside.  I rode it like this all last fall and can live with the look I just don't want it to get worse.   I mean, I want it to look good but I'm managing my expectations on the possibilities. 

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Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
« Reply #259 on: Mar 14, 2018, 16:18:11 »
I've repaired a bunch of plastics with G/Flex.  You can use pigments to color match.  In fact, most 2 part epoxy and plastic can be pigmented.