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Coming back from NASSIR 4 I must have damaged the front fender somehow. The fender panels will not stay on. Onawingandaprayer and I rebuilt the front forks a couple of weeks ago and put new Progressive springs in. We found that the plasticsupport under the fender was all cracked and broken. We got some special ABS glue and attempted a repair.



The fender support is again broken and the side covers will not stay in place.The glue obviously did not work.( Thank God for Rudy's panel keepers)



The main question is..Do I spend almost $ 300.00 plus the price of a new emblem for a painted new OEM fender or do we attempt a repair with fiberglass?



Anyone having similiar stories please share. Both Longboater and Onawingandaprayer have offered to help out with this project while we are down here in Florida.

We own a 2007 Goldwing with 65,000 KM ( 39,000 Mi. ) on it.

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Did you replace the rubber grommets the panel goes into?

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Yep..Grommets replaced..It is under the fender...all cracked and broken..need to know if fiberglass will work.

We own a 2007 Goldwing with 65,000 KM ( 39,000 Mi. ) on it.

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Is the fender hitting something causing it to crack?
Fiberglass might work?

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i have repaired my fairing cracks 10" long with a plastic weld from habor frieght they also have a small supply of rod that include abs. it is basicly i curling iron with a air fitting and the welds on the faring are holding.
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I haven't heard of any success using fibreglass and their associated resin hardeners applied directly to ABS ..... just thinking out loud here .... I wonder if a couple of thin layers of thin glass matt, soaked in resin and then embedded in a layer of ABS cement, spread over the cracked pieces on the underside would work ??? You'd have to keep overall thickness down so as to not cause any clearance issues with the wheel.

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good idea Doc!

I repaired those rear pockets and the front wall of my trunk using a soldering iron run along the cracks. Even gave this advice recently to another member who had a cracked/broken fuse box cover. He said it worked great.

I'll dig up that thread as it has all the 'instructions'




Okay ... read on - https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum6/127700.html

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Bob , i have picked up some ABS glue and a couple ABS fittings here in Gawga. I need to reread some Stevefl s posting on his reapirs .



oh this is not the hybrid glue that already tried .

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Coming back from NASSIR 4 I must have damaged the front fender somehow. The fender panels will not stay on. Onawingandaprayer and I rebuilt the front forks a couple of weeks ago and put new Progressive springs in. We found that the plasticsupport under the fender was all cracked and broken. We got some special ABS glue and attempted a repair.



The fender support is again broken and the side covers will not stay in place.The glue obviously did not work. ( Thank God for Rudy's panel keepers)



The main question is..Do I spend almost $ 300.00 plus the price of a new emblem for a painted new OEM fender or do we attempt a repair with fiberglass?



Anyone having similiar stories please share. Both Longboater and Onawingandaprayer have offered to help out with this project while we are down here in Florida.
How about this idea? It's only $25,- and may or may not require paint.....

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That's the rear half, Kim ..... he doesn't mention ithere, but in a Ad on the for sale/wanted forum, he states he needs the front half.

Not sure what he means buy " the plasticsupport under the fender" though ????

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