5 Second Fix?
The skinny nosepiece on my 2002 DL1000 broke at the base again today. I was investigating an interesting side road along the Kankakee River. Jacked-up 4wheel drive(camo wheel covers)country. A washboard gravel section was the cause just like the two times before.
First time was in 2009 riding the "badlands" at the Rapid City Gathering. I purchased some plastic cement at a NAPA autoparts store and that fix lasted until a similar washboard gravel section during the 2010 Gathering in Colorado. I repaired it using the Y-shaped piece of coat hanger imbedded in JB Weld (hidden, inside fix) described by John Weldon at VSRI. It's lasted despite my machinations until now.
Taking everything apart, somehow removing the JB Weld etal without destroying the skinny plastic bit and then re-doing that nosepiece fix on the inside is a daunting prospect. I was toying with the idea of slapping something on the outside to hold it together and to h*ll with how it looks.
And then I see this commercial for "The 5 Second Fix". Some kind of plastic glue/fill that hardens using UV light! Anybody tried this stuff? Does it work, that is, with the greasy feeling plastic on our Vee's?
2002 DL1000 - 70K of joy, so far...
1978 GS1000 - One owner, still putt'n