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1Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Repairing battery side covers Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:03 am

club_c

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I have the typical busted mounts on the inside of the battery side covers that mount between the fuel (petrol) tank and the seat cowl. I've still got the front pin that goes into the fuel (petrol) tank grommet on each one. Any clever fixes for these?

    

2Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:44 am

robinm

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What I did with mine was shape a small block of wood to fit between the inside of the sidecover and the tab that goes into the grommet. Then I drilled a 1/8" hole right thru the lot and bolted it all together with a 1/8" stainless machine screw. The head of the screw is of course visible. but being stainless and small is not unsightly, or a dab of paint on the head would render it almost invisible.

    

3Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:06 am

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Hi Robin,
A plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel as Blackadder would say. A good idea to fix this long standing problem/
Regards,
K-BIKE

    

4Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:12 am

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Does anyone have a picture of the backside of these panel, to show what it SHOULD look like?

    

5Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:02 am

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All I did with mine was glue a piece of metal the correct length to the inside of the side cover which has a hole at one end to slide over the pin on the frame.
To be really serious I would have reamed out the hole so I could put a grommet in.
The "glue" I use is called Selly's Knead It and it is amazing stuff for fixing plastic and there is a metal version as well which supposedly can be threaded, machined etc!

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Phil

    

6Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:13 pm

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Any chance of a photo Phil? Can anyone else send the odd photo to see what was done?

I'll send in a photo of what I did to see if that helps anyone.

Thanks folks.


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7Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:29 am

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As requested one is undamaged and one repaired:

Repairing battery side covers Side_c10

Regards,

Phil

    

8Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:18 am

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My hooks broke off and I used a cutdown pegboard hook to add support to the broken hook.

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I bent it a bit to fit in the void, filled it with epoxy and it's held up OK.

Repairing battery side covers Th_pegboardhook-1

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That was a year ago and now
I'm super careful when taking the sidecovers off.


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Dress for the ride and the potential slide.
    

9Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:21 am

blaKey

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Sorry about the photos...I'll get it right one day!


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Dress for the ride and the potential slide.
    

10Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:53 am

Crazy Frog

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Here is pictures of a similar repair sent to me by Email:

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Repairing battery side covers Rapair11

Repairing battery side covers Rapair12


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11Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:09 am

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I've done the same as Blakey but used a wire coat hanger for material
on my 87 RS
Did the fix ages ago and its been fine

Repairing battery side covers Ksidecover1



Cant find a pic right now but
on the 85 type side panels I used alloy mesh and epoxy to repair and beef up the
parts that hold the grommets

    

12Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:47 pm

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Hi club_c.
Reading your post, am I right in thinking you mean the pin that goes into the tank grommet has broken off, but you still have it?

Well, that's where mine broke, mainly because the grommet had gone hard with age, needing some force to pull the cover off.

I super-glued mine back in place, then drilled through it and fitted a small set screw with washer and locknuts on the back. There's plenty of room behind the panel, and nothing is visible once the panel is back on the bike.Repairing battery side covers IMG_0740

Of course, fitting a new grommet (after it was too late) has made removing the panel much easier now too.
Regards, Steve

    

13Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:10 pm

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Steve, well thought out. Should last forever.


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Dress for the ride and the potential slide.
    

14Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:10 pm

club_c

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Still trying to figure this out. Don't know if I'm missing so many parts that I'm blind or....? This is an '85 K100RS. I don't think it the side covers had that stick pointing out the back, is that right?

    

15Back to top Go down   Repairing battery side covers Empty Re: Repairing battery side covers Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:31 pm

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My 88 K100RS did not have pins on the side covers and holes in the tailpiece. It was the exact opposite -- pins sticking out of the tailpiece and "C" shaped clips on the side covers. One of my pins came off and got lost once. I just epoxied in another metal pin as a replacement.

http://k75retro.blogspot.ca/
    

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