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DON'T DRILL HOLES ALL THE WAY DOWN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR "PLASTIC" FRONT FENDER AND MOUNT COOL LOOKING SPIKES! I took a look at Stella's fender and it actually fell into pieces! LOL! The little holes and the spikes caused it to literally disintegrate in front of my eyes. I didn't tighten the spikes down very tight for fear of this happening. I just hand tightened them and used loc-tight. I guess a little 1/4" hole every 4" was just too much for the cheap azz plastic.


Picture taken just hours before the fender crumbled into dozens of small pieces!
 

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That sucks!!! Looked good too.
 
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Thanks y'all! and OTG.... I wish I had known. I never dreamed the Loctite would do something like that. I plan to put the spikes on the new fender but this time I am going to shave the bolts and install them using a really strong 3m double side tape! LOL!
 

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Your problem was probably the Loctite. Loctite will cause some plastics to shatter in front of your eyes. I know for a fact it is fatal to the windshield on a C50T. :)

Yes the problem was the Loctite. I put one drop on a bolt through a new front fender. 3 days later two 6 " cracks and a half dollar size piece laying in the floor. This happen while the bike just sit there!
 

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Yes the problem was the Loctite. I put one drop on a bolt through a new front fender. 3 days later two 6 " cracks and a half dollar size piece laying in the floor. This happen while the bike just sit there!

That's crazy! I never would have even thought of that. I have never used loctite on plastic. Now I know not to. Wow, that is just nuts.
 

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That's really tragic, bro. Lessons learned.
 

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Instead of Locktite, use a drop of weatherstrip adhesive on threads to prevent vibration loosening.
 

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Instead of Locktite, use a drop of weatherstrip adhesive on threads to prevent vibration loosening.

What I take away from this is to test any adhesive or product before putting on my plastics. Yikes! At least he has some plastic pieces he can use as a test now.
 

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Hey Mark, don't throw out those fender pieces. You can be our tester for product damage.
 

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LOL! I doubt if I will be using ANY liquid adhesives after having to blow my budget on a new fender instead of some other goodies I wanted. I will be using only 3m tape on plastic from here on out. My test for the group was Loctite on plastic and that is all I am testing bro! ;)
 

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Mans that's a drag!
Must have a petroleum base. We used to test the noobies in the flooring industry by giving them a Styrofoam coffee cup after break and asking them to get some contact cement from the truck. If they came back not wearing it they were good to go, as it will eat through the cup in a matter of minutes.
 
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