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Concours Discussion (C10 / ZG1000 / 1000GTR) => Accessories C10 => Topic started by: Jim on October 12, 2018, 07:22:14 pm

Title: Are the saddle bags ABS plastic?
Post by: Jim on October 12, 2018, 07:22:14 pm
Are the saddle bags and the black portion of the rear fender made of ABS plastic?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Are the saddle bags ABS plastic?
Post by: Stasch on October 12, 2018, 07:43:44 pm
No, they are polypropylene.  Same for black inner fairing parts.

If you are asking because repairs are needed  :( , it will not hold with any known adhesive.   

Edited 10/16/2018 to add:  "UNTIL NOW . . . ?"   See Tapplastics info below

Plastic welding is your best option.
Title: Re: Are the saddle bags ABS plastic?
Post by: oldsmoboat on October 13, 2018, 02:07:58 am
https://www.tapplastics.com/product/repair_products/plastic_adhesives/tap_poly_weld_adhesive/435 (https://www.tapplastics.com/product/repair_products/plastic_adhesives/tap_poly_weld_adhesive/435)
Title: Re: Are the saddle bags ABS plastic?
Post by: Jim on October 13, 2018, 05:40:05 pm
Thanks for all the help!
Title: Re: Are the saddle bags ABS plastic?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 13, 2018, 08:44:43 pm
https://www.tapplastics.com/product/repair_products/plastic_adhesives/tap_poly_weld_adhesive/435 (https://www.tapplastics.com/product/repair_products/plastic_adhesives/tap_poly_weld_adhesive/435)

THAT there is pretty neat stuff..I'll be getting some soon, for those 'just in case' moments...
It's about time somone came up with an adhesive that works...the video makes sense also, even tho this does require the 'pre bond flame thing', which is the key, it seems logical.


thanks for the link....  :great: :great: :great: :great:

I added it to both bikes wiki sections, under body and frame... for future retrieval...

 :beerchug:
Title: Re: Are the saddle bags ABS plastic?
Post by: RWulf on October 16, 2018, 01:48:53 pm
My experience with thinks in tubes, keep for just in case, is they age and
by the time I need it it's not any good.
Title: Re: Are the saddle bags ABS plastic?
Post by: Lee on December 10, 2018, 12:10:53 am
Thanks for heads up on TAP product!
Title: Re: Are the saddle bags ABS plastic?
Post by: JimBob on December 10, 2018, 03:28:43 am
Stasch - doesn’t ABS adhesive (like plumbing adhesive) work with poly plastic too?
Title: Re: Are the saddle bags ABS plastic?
Post by: Stasch on December 10, 2018, 06:21:30 pm
Stasch - doesn’t ABS adhesive (like plumbing adhesive) work with poly plastic too?

No.  Polypropylene has too much oil content IMO to allow anything to adhere to it well, with the TapPlastic option as a new and possible exception (which I haven't tried yet).