Best way to fix this crack in my hard saddlebags? - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 2Likes
  • 2 Post By Gigitt
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast USA
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Best way to fix this crack in my hard saddlebags?

New Versys 650 LT owner and I've never had a bike with luggage before and forgot they were back there and I caught the corner of a fence post on my property in the dark.
I think I can just glue it back in place and buff it out but these stock GiVI cases are made from a glass reinforced plastic labeled "pp+pp-gf30" anybody know a good bonding agent for this type of plastic that won't leave a mess and be water resistant?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Crack.jpg (44.5 KB, 93 views)
ZeroPoint is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 07:08 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
What year Versys? On my 2012 some of the panels can be replaced.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Jjrolf104 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast USA
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jjrolf104 View Post
What year Versys? On my 2012 some of the panels can be replaced.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
It's a 2016. And I think it is replaceable, but I want to try fixing it first.
ZeroPoint is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 11:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Plastic welding. I think JB Weld makes a plastic welder.
Urbanengineer is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 02:36 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 1,458
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Garage
It is a form of polypropylene with 30% fiber

this site says you can use cyano-acrylaat to bond it.

https://www.matbase.com/material-cat...d-pp-gf30.html

It is form of super glue.

I suggest you use a good type like LOCKTITE 406 with a primer

Instant Adhesives & Diverse Cyanoacrylate Adhesives - Henkel
onewizard and ZeroPoint like this.
Gigitt is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 12:39 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Hot Springs, SD
Posts: 907
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
I have a Mac Tool plastic welder that would take care of it (do your repair on the inside and cosmetics on the outside). You should be able to use a material specific glue to fix it also.
Duffy is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-31-2016, 11:03 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Takoma Park, MD (DC)
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Duct tape
Jim Nazium is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-31-2016, 05:57 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,705
Mentioned: 28 Post(s)

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome