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Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:59 pm
by bill lumberg
The screw covers for the windshield both failed. Not a critical part, but a not a cheap pair of parts to replace either ($120 for the pair).

When I originally got the 2018 home from buying it, I swapped the original comedy shield to the Yamaha touring screen (or maybe it was the vstream 20308). A corner of one of the cover tabs was broken but still in the “clip”. I changed shields probably four more times since then without further degradation.

Today, I removed the covers to swap shields and both covers had failed. One was broken clean with the face of the cover, and the other tab was broken in half. When I removed the cover screws both metal clips fell free to the floor.

Luckily, (since this was never a problem with my 2014), I have a set of (painted) flat black covers left over from my 2014. They’ll do fine until I can order color matching replacements.

No impact was evident. I’ve never overtightened them. A curious problem after so much heavy use out of the ones from the 2014 without issue.

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:10 pm
by wheatonFJR
Sorry man.

I think you just intimidated those parts until they failed from fatigue. You need to not be so intimidating.

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:27 pm
by bungie4
Lol.

Ya, i busted the tab off of one of mine being a Neanderthal with it.

After i found out how much that little bitch is worth i decided i can spend a bit of time fixing it instead of replacing it

I posted my fix here with pics. Go looking

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:55 pm
by CollingsBob
I repaired broken tabs using Bondic...

https://notaglue.com/

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:15 pm
by raYzerman
Yeah, you ain't the only one... mine were OK, but I have fixed and reinforced others with Permatex plastic epoxy. Maybe worth a little preventative fix....

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:19 pm
by jwilly
Slow down and shit will stop flying off.. And then i can keep up too. Keep the parts and maybe we can use some JB Weld and fix em up. We fixed one on Oface's bike in the parking lot of the hotel while in Cali.

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:26 pm
by wheatonFJR
jwilly wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:19 pm
Slow down and shit will stop flying off.. And then i can keep up too. Keep the parts and maybe we can use some JB Weld and fix em up. We fixed one on Oface's bike in the parking lot of the hotel while in Cali.
Is that the first time you fixed his wagon?

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:15 pm
by Hack
'Had one fail too.
I also fixed it myself, but I can't remember how... Duh!

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:36 pm
by CollingsBob
Ok, I GOTTA ask...just what, in sweet jesus, is an “Intredasting Part”?

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:40 pm
by wheatonFJR
CollingsBob wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Ok, I GOTTA ask...just what, in sweet jesus, is an “Intredasting Part”?
El Toro Joe will be along soon to explain.

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:28 am
by gixxerjasen
jwilly wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:19 pm
Slow down and shit will stop flying off.. And then i can keep up too. Keep the parts and maybe we can use some JB Weld and fix em up. We fixed one on Oface's bike in the parking lot of the hotel while in Cali.
There's so much wrong with this post, I don't even know where to start.

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:45 am
by raYzerman
Hack wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:15 pm
'Had one fail too.
I also fixed it myself, but I can't remember how... Duh!
I believe you may have been one sideroad north of Millgrove at the time..........

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:52 am
by bungie4
Here, I founded my link with my fix.

http://www.fjriders.com/forums/viewtopi ... oxy#p69424

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:55 am
by raYzerman
The ones I fixed had the whole tab broken off at the base where it joins the main part.

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:02 am
by Hack
raYzerman wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:45 am
Hack wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:15 pm
'Had one fail too.
I also fixed it myself, but I can't remember how... Duh!
I believe you may have been one sideroad north of Millgrove at the time..........

Actually... I was in Medicine Hat Alberta..Lol

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:36 am
by CollingsBob
I think that a small piece of aluminum or steel with a 90 degree bend in it, and a hole on one leg might be a good thing to have under the seat for emergency roadside repairs..

Re: Intredasting Part Failure

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:23 pm
by wheatonFJR
wheatonFJR wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:40 pm
CollingsBob wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Ok, I GOTTA ask...just what, in sweet jesus, is an “Intredasting Part”?
El Toro Joe will be along soon to explain.
Well. Since Joe has screwed up and not jumped in to help...
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