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J6G1Z

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FT500 Side Cover Repair Posts...
« on: September 20, 2013, 05:50:12 AM »
Anyone ever give these a try?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Ascot-SIDE-COVER-repair-studs-FT500-FT-500-Ascot-Repair-your-side-cover-/171131262029?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D171131262029%26_rdc%3D1&nma=true&si=coL4diEN%252BQG4keGKhpu0OBid8P8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557#ht_1755wt_932

I have two fairly nice side covers, but they are both missing one or more of the Mounting Posts. I'm going to give these a try instead of trying to modify a panhead screw to make a new post. I'll let you all know how it turns out once they arrive.

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J.

Jay willoughby

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Re: FT500 Side Cover Repair Posts...
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 08:05:29 PM »
I've not used the posts off Ebay, but the last time I fixed my side covers I bought a used Honda side cover to get the posts off it for my Ascot's side cover. The important thing about gluing the posts in is that you use a good high strength two part epoxy, I even added a screw though the outside of the side cove. Then I had the cover painted.   Good luck Jay

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Re: FT500 Side Cover Repair Posts...
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 07:11:33 AM »
Thanks Jay, I'm thinking of trying to add some fiberglass cloth to the epoxy to reinforce the joint.

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Re: FT500 Side Cover Repair Posts...
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 05:30:01 PM »
You could but its a pain to work with Epoxy but is doable.