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Discussion Starter · #101 · (Edited)
Lovin... Looking good there bro… keep the pics coming. You gonna remould your beetlebags to gain the extra internal space liberated by lack of indicator stalks or just foam fill the locations?
Thanks mate! I was thinking just that! once bags were painted... I figured wasn’t worth the trouble to gain an extra 3, 4 inches of internal space! Naw... like the song says I “Let it be...”
However, some moulding will be required to make it look like this...

Land vehicle Vehicle Car Motorcycle Rim
 

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Question re baking soda and crazy glue. I assume the combo gives a very hard inflexible result. If so, is thete anything you can add to make it a touch flexible (better at coping with minor knocks re absorbing or yielding on impact)?
 

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Excellent question! Yes final results are hard and inflexible... Most cases I use Baking Soda and Crazy Glue(BSCG) for rigid applications... i.e. zero flex. For the tail light application I used triple strength construction glue on the opposite side of BSCG giving it some flex. For the most part there will be maybe 2% to 3% flex. on its own it would probably crack! Not break to pieces however. With the added construction glue it gives it just enough flex so as not to crack. Again excellent question mate!
 

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I tried the powder/superglue on cracks and splits, mostly on the tail section when I first got my bike. Rode her without finish/paint to see how the repairs would hold. They all eventually failed due to the non flexible nature of this repair. I ended up making the repairs using ABS "mending plates" in combo with fiberglass mesh tape and ABS plumbers glue. ABS plumbers glue is simply acetone and ABS shavings left to brew in a sealed container. I have to admit I didn't try ABS welding, that would have been next.
 

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If it works, it works. I do recommend that before finish and paint that you install and test parts under load as it were. 3-4 tanks minimum. Windy conditions, potholes, silly speeds etc.
Thanks Fiz. Will do! Makes sense. In essence a “shakedown” of the whole bike...
With the bike having 95% of all electrical part replaced or upgraded, I’m praying that I won’t have unwanted gremlins! Or new parts failing, cracking, breaking, bending or snapping.
 

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Discussion Starter · #119 · (Edited)
Twin airhorn install complete cont...

Not shown, under the fiber glass Bondo epoxy has already been applied and is dry...
Automotive tire Automotive lighting Bumper Camera lens Carbon
Hood Automotive tire Wood Automotive lighting Bumper
Wood Gadget Wood stain Audio equipment Hardwood
Wood Hardwood Flooring Wood stain Laminate flooring
Automotive parking light Grille Automotive lighting Hood Light
Automotive tire Motor vehicle Rim Automotive exterior Auto part

Will need to modify the under tail slightly to accommodate airhorn bulge and compressor... Pics to come.
 
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