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Norge plastic repair
« on: February 03, 2023, 08:41:33 AM »
I have a Norge that has aged pretty well. That is, some of the tabs on the fairing pieces are broken. Is the fairing (side panels) plastic or some kind of ABS? Would it be pretty hard to fabricate new mounting tabs that are Strong? Iím sorta bummed out and might end up parting it out but what a hassle that would be and Iím not too sure how many owners would need any of the mechanical parts anyway. And then thereís shipping the big parts  cost. Itís been super reliable over 94,000 miles.
Any ideas ?
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Re: Norge plastic repair
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2023, 10:18:33 AM »
I was successful in re-attaching a broken clip tab using JB weld.   I cut a piece of thin steel to supply the
strength, and glued it all together with the JBW (after cleaning and sanding to give everything
some grip).   The little arrow shaped plug I have not been able
to repair, but I intend to build the fairing up till it almost meets the frame and use velcro.

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Re: Norge plastic repair
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2023, 10:59:55 AM »
I have a Norge that has aged pretty well. That is, some of the tabs on the fairing pieces are broken. Is the fairing (side panels) plastic or some kind of ABS? Would it be pretty hard to fabricate new mounting tabs that are Strong? Iím sorta bummed out and might end up parting it out but what a hassle that would be and Iím not too sure how many owners would need any of the mechanical parts anyway. And then thereís shipping the big parts  cost. Itís been super reliable over 94,000 miles.
Any ideas ?
Iíve had some tabs welded and theyíre fine.

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Re: Norge plastic repair
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2023, 12:35:22 PM »
If you have a loop still available on the broken tab, a small slim zip tie thru the tab and then to the frame/anchoring point also works...I've got one broken tab and was able to attach the body work using this method.
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Re: Norge plastic repair
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Re: Norge plastic repair
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2023, 12:58:57 PM »
Foto Iíve used the metal micro mesh used in body work with JB weld as mentioned, with success. But once Iíd fixed it I realized how much heat comes up with the whole Tupperware package on, so I took the lowers, around the oil pan back off. The lower legs/ calves still get a little uncomfortable  for me when riding above 80 -85 degrees for extended periods. Most of the Norges I see are like this, not sure if itís due to the tabs breaking or the riders found the same heat thing.

How is your engine work coming along?

Not to steal this thread but, Maybe we need to start a pole. How many Norge riders still have all the Tupperware on it? If not why?
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Re: Norge plastic repair
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2023, 02:45:44 PM »
Calling it Tupperware makes it sound so "homey".  But yes, all of mine is still attached...2008 Norge.  I'd like to get it all painted a different color, but after disassembling most of it years ago, and realizing how many more bits were left to take off, I gave up, and left it silver.
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Re: Norge plastic repair
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2023, 02:57:52 PM »
I bought mine new in Ď08 (itís an Ď07) and left the lowers on for 3 minutes and 100 metres.
I gave them to someone in the ĎStates, canít remember who.
Is this the zip tie method you spoke of Paul ?
<They last reasonably well, but in that environment, eventually go brittle and break.
On the left side of mine, I cleaned off the broken remnants of the mount and made a new bracket, drilled through the panel and fitted a grommet into the plastic.
It now has a nice stainless mushroom head bolt in itÖ :thumb:
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Iíll do the same to the other side.
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Re: Norge plastic repair
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2023, 03:04:03 PM »
I bought mine new in Ď08 (itís an Ď07) and left the lowers on for 3 minutes and 100 metres.
I gave them to someone in the ĎStates, canít remember who.
Is this the zip tie method you spoke of Paul ?

Hi Huzo...not me...my plastic bits are all original since I bought the bike from Mike at MPH.  Some other lucky soul has your Tupperware!

Yes...same zip tie method!
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Re: Norge plastic
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2023, 03:19:07 PM »
I think I have it fixed with JBWeld.. itís drying now so Iím waiting to see.
Boy the body work is held together with a lot of small fasteners and not too much substantial fixtures. Iím surprised itís held up as well as it has.
The engine is all repaired, rebuilt heads etc. have not started it yet tho.. waiting for Cadre to deliver new header studs..they offer free shipping now.. :azn:
Iíll  try that soon but want some run in time to seat the new rings so bring on spring! :popcorn:
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Re: Norge plastic repair
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2023, 03:45:28 PM »
Hi Huzo...not me...my plastic bits are all original since I bought the bike from Mike at MPH.  Some other lucky soul has your Tupperware!
I just went through my messages.
It was iHONK (Randy) in the ĎStates. He was very appreciative, nice guyÖ.

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Re: Norge plastic repair
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2023, 10:28:13 AM »
I have an 07 which I also bought new from MPH and I still have all the original plastic except for the lowers which are on a shelf. I think one tab is broken but all the rest are OK. Whenever I've removed a piece I have added some JBW around the base of the tabs.
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