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Thought I'd just share my fix for broken tab's.

J.B. Weld !!! Build up using several applications and file into shape.

See pix's of typical fix..

http://home.comcast.net/~powers38/GL180 ... TabFix.htm

I used their regular J.B. Weld and it takes a little time to set.
J.B. Weld has a quick set that I didn't try. Should be a better choice.

Larry
 

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I've used JB Weld before on side cover tabs on other bikes. It works fine and is still in use 15 years later. It can be filed or drilled, great stuff.
 

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JB "Quick" is the stuff that is fun to work with. I had a friend that had a tab break of the fairing strip, we used doublesided tape.

Your fix looks good if it's flexible enough to install and remove a few times. You might have to break down and spend the $18 for a new one! LOL...
 
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i have tried about every thing but the best is the epoxy they use to repair plastic radiators, it is srtongest i have used ,but you cant buy it , you have to get it from shop.
 
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i have tried about every thing but the best is the epoxy they use to repair plastic radiators, it is srtongest i have used ,but you cant buy it , you have to get it from shop.
 

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Plastic parts

Check me, guys. Is it a temperature thing with the plastics? Would you be more likely to break off tabs and such when the temperatures are colder? Like below freezing?
 
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