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I snapped off one of the lugs holding this side cover in place. Tried glueing it back with different glues but there’s just not enough surface area to get a strong bond. My current solution is a collar of adhesive putty (“Black Tac”) to hold the lug in place. It’s an invisible mend and is holding well so far but I’m interested in solutions others might have. I store emergency items only in the compartment under the seat so don’t need to take this cover on and off. And yes, I’m back. I decided to vacate as I seemed to be hogging the space but no one else seems to have much to say so I guess I’ll keep posting!

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Well it's good to have you back, Geepers. Departing during a drought of activity only makes matters worse and we need more participation, not less.

How about Sugru? I used that to hold the mount for my GoPro to my helmet after the original factory-suppllied adhesive failed, and it holds solid as a rock. Alternatively, what about heating up both parts, and once they're a little melty at the contact points, press them together and hold until fused?


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Geepers you may be able to weld it using a soldering iron and zippy ties as the 'solder'. Its a smelly job and who knows how toxic so make sure it is well ventilated. Its even possible to use copper wire pieces as internal reinforcing in the weld. Little bits of stripped wire work a treat, laid across the fracture and heated by the iron they sink right in.

Whenever I have done this the job has ended up looking like crap but has held strong. That even included a a section of a pannier lid edge about 200mm long.
 

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Geepers you may be able to weld it using a soldering iron and zippy ties as the 'solder'. Its a smelly job and who knows how toxic so make sure it is well ventilated. Its even possible to use copper wire pieces as internal reinforcing in the weld. Little bits of stripped wire work a treat, laid across the fracture and heated by the iron they sink right in.

Whenever I have done this the job has ended up looking like crap but has held strong. That even included a a section of a pannier lid edge about 200mm long.
OX!! Good grief, thought you must have FarRidden your way to insanity and been committed 😎. Great tips there mate…cheers 😜 👍🏼
 

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This does work well. When I got my bike the grommets were so dry that I had one that would stick to the tab when I would pull the cover off. I lubed all the grommet holes and now they pop on and off with ease with out effecting the grip to hold the covers on.
 

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Velcro on a Valk is like duct tape on a F18. :)
I agree, yet in the Vietnam war, duct tape was used to patch bullet holes in fighter craft. The military then flew those same planes to fight some more. Everything has a use and purpose.

Good thing the velcro would be hidden and would save a big expense for @Geepers, isn't it?
 

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I agree, yet in the Vietnam war, duct tape was used to patch bullet holes in fighter craft. The military then flew those same planes to fight some more. Everything has a use and purpose.
Yeah, they a study about that. Those holes were not the problem. It was the holes in the planes that did not return that needed attention.
 

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...... in the Vietnam war, duct tape was used ....
Whaaat?

"Nobody knew they had duct tape in the Vietnam War. And nobody knows more about duct tape than I do and what a tremendous product is. Made in America. That's right, right here and so nobody knew so when I said 'Doc, I've been drafted but the heel spurs and the plantar FASCIITIS - what can I do?' What can I do....

I was a general in the Vietnam War - not many people know that - or I would have been. I would have made a GREAT general. But the spurs you know. Geddit? You can't win a war with the spurs so I said, you know what: I'm gonna stay here and support the war from behind. I'll deal and steal and fight the war my way and you know they said it, they all did, that I should have been made a general for that and they did it, they made me a general. Nobody knows that.

But the spurs, if only they had duct tape I coulda wiped out those commies all by myself, but they had no duct tape, see?"
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Whaaat?

"Nobody knew they had duct tape in the Vietnam War. And nobody knows more about duct tape than I do and what a tremendous product is. Made in America. That's right, right here and so nobody knew so when I said 'Doc, I've been drafted but the heel spurs and the plantar FASCIITIS - what can I do?' What can I do....

I was a general in the Vietnam War - not many people know that - or I would have been. I would have made a GREAT general. But the spurs you know. Geddit? You can't win a war with the spurs so I said, you know what: I'm gonna stay here and support the war from behind. I'll deal and steal and fight the war my way and you know they said it, they all did, that I should have been made a general for that and they did it, they made me a general. Nobody knows that.

But the spurs, if only they had duct tape I coulda wiped out those commies all by myself, but they had no duct tape, see?"
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Ooh! Hadn't heard about that trick. I've had historically bad luck with "super glue", no matter what my project. I'll give that a try. Any suggestions on mixture? (How much baking soda for the job?)
I would get some good quality thin superglue, something like this:


Dust both ends of the part in baking soda, then apply the glue to the outside of the break liberally and let it seep in. Then dust the outside with more baking soda on the wet glue.

Or get normal superglue, glue one side and dust the other in baking soda and press them together, then maybe more around the outside.

I would play with it first on something not important, adding baking soda makes superglue dry instantly and hard. You can use it to even do some buildup if you need to and sand it down.

If you just drop a spoonfull of baking soda on a disposable surface and drop a few drops of superglue on top then immediately pick up the result you can get a feel for how fast and hard it dries, it is a brutally fast reaction.
 

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That information could have probably helped me out at least a dozen different times over the years. Thanks, JoelEspinoza! Think I'll have to accidentally break something just to try it!
 

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That information could have probably helped me out at least a dozen different times over the years. Thanks, JoelEspinoza! Think I'll have to accidentally break something just to try it!
Good luck! I learned that probably 20 years ago from an old car guy and have used it innumerable time for everything from cars to crossbeak chickens.
 

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And here, after all these years, I've just been ignorant and used 2-step epoxy on my crossbeak chickens! Who knew? This is quite a forum! Although I think I'm going to have to cross-reference this with my crossbeak chicken forums. Can't be too careful, ya know.
 
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