Originally Posted by cb550f
While changing out my plastic Quick Disconnects for Jiffy-tites on my 2001, I noticed cracks in the plastic near the right mirror attachment below the headlight adjustment knob. (see pics) Has anyone seen this before? Suggestions for a good "fix"? It's not that noticeable, but may get worse over time, so I'd like an idea on how best to repair.
No I have not seen that exact crack, but similar ones.
This one appears to be easy BUT you must take the panel off the bike, don't cheat!
It appears as if the crack will almost disappear when the stress is removed. Smooth it into place.
Clean the back with some lacquer thinner or ketone.
Rough up the back you just cleaned with some sand paper.
Get some "Marine Tex" gray or white and mix per directions. It will adhere well and is flexible.
Smooth over the inside. Cradle or clamp as needed.
Be Patient, wait over night to reassemble.
Because it is close to the mirror, you should not see the blemish.
When reassembling, try to determine where the stress was coming from and eliminate it.