Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kingston, ON, Canada
I was carefully trying to remove the upper fairing cover when I knew I had a problem, the cover was stuck to the rubber grommet on the tank. It was a bit cold out and the plastic pin on inside of the cover that fits into the rubber grommet on the tank snapped off ( son of a %#@&*%$#). So now I have to try and glue or fuse the plastic pin back to the inside of the cover. I think most people who have owned motorcycle have come across this problem before, and unfortunately because of the vibration and stress on the pin, the repair is not usually successful for long.
In order to have a good chance at a permanent repair, I have to know what the type of plastic the fairing is made of so I can get the proper type of glue. Does anybody know for sure what type of plastic material the fairing is made of (Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polystyrene , Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS))? Also has anybody have had success at this kind of repair?