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    • #13931
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      Comet GT125

      Hello everyone,

      I don’t know if a topic like this has already been created, I didn’t see any similar one to link to, so I’m starting a new one.

      I hope this might be useful to someone if you just don’t want to spend money on new plastics.

      So here goes, today I dismantled the rear plastics in order to have free access to fit the led indicators. It turned out that the plastic connectors behind the rear seat were broken or even missing, so in order to have a functional bike for tomorrow’s trip to work, I set to work.

      1. I removed the excess old plastic to make the surface as flat as possible.

      2. I found an old wireless speaker that wasn’t working and removed the cover mesh from it, which I fused on the inside.

      3. Making further use of this loudspeaker, I used the plastic (ABS) from its housing, which I melted into a mesh by heating and connected to the plastic of the motorbike component melted earlier.

      4. Later, I added a piece of flat plastic (ABS) to the grid from the outside and blended it into the grid as well. I didn’t take a picture here… Too much rush… In addition, I blended as much of this added plastic as possible with the plastic part on the outside.

      5. After cleaning off the excess plastic and shaping it, I added that silver thing you tighten the retaining screw to (I don’t know what it’s called in English), marked out the centre of the hole and drilled the holes for the screws.

      6. After that, all that remains is to assemble and enjoy the combined elements.

      They may not fit perfectly like the original, but they do the job.

      The whole process took me less than an hour.

      In my spare time, which may be at the weekend, I will improve it by polishing off the excess plastic so that it fits better and painting these parts in colour.

      I won’t mention anything about my anger and despair when I saw what the previous owner had done to those plastics, and I know from him that he had a trunk added on there and I’m sure he broke everything when removing his….

      Also that’s it from me, I hope someone will find such a mini guide useful.

      Forgive me for the grammar and style, but I’m writing this guide on my phone because tomorrow I wake up at 3:30am and it’s already late.

      Good luck and stay safe on the road.

    • #13932
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      GV650 2011

      Nice job 🙂

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      ♠️ MARCEL
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      North UK

      Nice Job! – Edited the title so its easy to find for anyone else too.

      // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

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