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PostSubject: breaking then drinking and fixing   Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:06 pm

Broke the whale tail where the turn signal attaches. My little gas caddy decided to fall off and hit it. I think it also bent my tool holder bracket. Ended up losing the strap that held it.


Does this look bent?


Heres what it looks like with the appoxy I used to fix it.




While assembling that noticed the wire from the tail light is rubbing. Bad design in my opinion. Forgot to grab some zip ties so will have to fix and assemble everything later. Also noticed the tail light rattles around too much. Will have to put some gasket material in there as well.


Lastly here is what happens when the muffler side turn signal falls off in the middle of a ride and you are to lazy to fix it properly. Please also notice the Corona. It has gone skunky. Beer does not last in the heat, even if it is in the garage. You will be glad (or not) to find out I did not waste it, finished it anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:43 am

Nasty melt job!

Now, make sure you get them in the right order. It's very important.
1. Break. baldy
2. Drink. freaky
3. Fix. thumb
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:15 pm

Nice repair job! When we run into broken plastic around here, we drill a 1/16" hole in the ends of the cracks and then drill holes on each side of the crack and then use safety wire and "stitch" the crack back together. It is strong as new, can take another blow and not break again and actually "gives"...

As far as beer in the heat goes, try Hineken's as they tast OK when they get a bit warm anyway, but, from a professional point of view, if it gets warm, you are too slow... dutch
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:42 pm

^^Hahaha. Both you guys.
*I thought about melting some wire into it, figured this would hold until it really breaks.

Hey, aside from a few zip ties, does this look routed correctly?




I'm one of those stupid guys that rips into things without really paying attention. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:11 pm

NO, the wires should run on the inside of the sub-frame...
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:15 pm





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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:26 pm

Thank you so much, I'll try again!! Luckily I haven't buttoned it up yet, been waiting.

those stitches look great! Kinda frankenstien like. Good job drilling the hole at the end of the crack. Not a lot of people know about that one.
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:39 pm

How does this look? Funny because all the wear marks on the metal make it look like they were originally going over.


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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:54 pm

Except for all the flapper schmutz being there still, it looks right. thumb
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:05 pm

Lol, Yeah, I'm a stock kinda guy. Plus I don't think you should do the mod without getting a new muffler. I can't even afford riding pants right now anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:39 pm

Yeah, no worries. Just stick-poking. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:50 pm

Yea, it sure does look like it goes on top but I would think the seat would rub on the wires. Most of the time the wires are run on the inside of the sub frame for added protection.

This pix from the shop manual also makes it look like it goes on top but this is really a cable guide and dosent really say anything about the wiring for the rear...
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:41 pm

OK, I looked at the diagram too and saw that. While assembling everything I noticed that the tail has an extra little hump in it where it runs on top of the subframe so it has a little extra room. The other side only has a big enough groove to except the subframe. Sure looks like the wires would run in that spot. So....after much hym-hawing(sp) I decided to put it back the way I had it in the beginning. Seems to work alright.

Hopefully no one minds that I went that route. This is how my thought process works best. Run into a problem, take a break , bounce some ideas off people, get some good ideas, then go back. It's not that I don't listen, because I do.
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:28 am

inspector wrote:
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Hopefully no one minds that I went that route.
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Hey man, Live how you wanna live. thumb
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:50 pm

No, it sounds good and that is just what you have to do, is look at the situation rationally and make an informed decision! thumb No go and ride the crap outta that thing! Peace YAM
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PostSubject: Re: breaking then drinking and fixing   Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:14 pm

inspector wrote:
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I'm one of those stupid guys that rips into things without really paying attention. LOL

Yeah, I found out early that it's realy easy to take stuff apart - Requires a bit more to re-assemble it properly. I keep my old 3 megapixel point & shoot camera in the garage. Whenever I take anything apart I shoot lots of photos from lots of angles. It's saved my bacon more than once.
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