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Old 03-06-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I had an OPPS a couple of weeks ago, I bumper humped my buddy. Doing this I pushed the belly pan into the exhaust and melted it and leaving a crack. My question is does anybody know what the belly pan is made of (what type of plastic) and can it be plastic welded??? Any help with this would be great.

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Old 03-08-2009, 08:19 AM   #2
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (crzyh2o @ Mar 6 2009, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Hey all,

I had an OPPS a couple of weeks ago, I bumper humped my buddy. Doing this I pushed the belly pan into the exhaust and melted it and leaving a crack. My question is does anybody know what the belly pan is made of (what type of plastic) and can it be plastic welded??? Any help with this would be great.

Cameron[/b]

Hi Cameron -

Not sure what type of plastic is used for the bellypan. What sled do you have?

My experience with welding plastic was on my '95 ZTR 800. I hit a steel post (hidden under the snow) and ripped a 2" gash in the bellypan. Took it to a fellow who did this type of work. He did a great job of repairing the damage but after a day's ride it started to come apart/split in the same spot.

I ended up riviting in a plastic patch over the damaged area and sealing it with some black RTV bond.



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Old 03-25-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (crzyh2o @ Mar 6 2009, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Hey all,

I had an OPPS a couple of weeks ago, I bumper humped my buddy. Doing this I pushed the belly pan into the exhaust and melted it and leaving a crack. My question is does anybody know what the belly pan is made of (what type of plastic) and can it be plastic welded??? Any help with this would be great.

Cameron[/b]

Hi Cameron -

Not sure what type of plastic is used for the bellypan. What sled do you have?

My experience with welding plastic was on my '95 ZTR 800. I hit a steel post (hidden under the snow) and ripped a 2" gash in the bellypan. Took it to a fellow who did this type of work. He did a great job of repairing the damage but after a day's ride it started to come apart/split in the same spot.

I ended up riviting in a plastic patch over the damaged area and sealing it with some black RTV bond.



JMY
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thats pretty common with plastic welding, ive done a lot of it on other types of plastic.... its a really tricky process even tho it looks and sounds really simple, you jus kinda goda know weather your getting the plastic too hot or not hot enough, thats what causes it to come back apart and break in the same spot, its usually not too flexible either after you weld it, personally i pry wouldnt even bother with plastic welding on that type of a thing, theres a time and a place for everything, i jus dont think this is one of them
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