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81 xj550 side cover tabs

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Tshutts, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. Tshutts

    Tshutts New Member

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    Just got it back from total rebuild...sidecover tabs broken. Any help on re creating tab? Products? Cheers
     

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    cds1984 Active Member

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    Fibreglass sticks to the plastic a charm and what can't you make with fibreglass?
    I have a sidecover with a bolt reinforced and shaped with some resin and fibreglass, that seats into my tank.
    Helps to get new rubbers mind you, stiff ones are good way to break the sidecovers.
    Silicon spray on the rubbers every now and again isn't a bad option either.
     
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    mlew Well-Known Member

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    Most of these yamaha side covers are made from ABS plastic. I fixed mine with a sheet of ABS and glue for ABS pipe from the hardware store. It is easy to fab new tabs and glue them on.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    All of the XJ sidecovers are nmade from ABS.
     
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    sounds like a job for a 3D printer. i tried printing ABS, turns out I'm not as good as i thought :(
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    We’re they broken before you took it in? If not, THEY should be on the hook to get replacements for you, or reimburse you for the damages.
     

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