Can anyone tell me slingshot plastic type? - Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By darkirish58
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
Track Day Winner
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 37
Can anyone tell me slingshot plastic type?

Bought an inexpensive harbor freight plastic welding kit and would like to try my hand at a few repairs. I would need to determine what plastic is used on the 88-92 gsxr models.

Here is whats in my kit. Which should I use?

Contents: (17) Gray PVC Plastic Rods, (17) Green PC PP Rods, (16) White PC ABS Rods
Weldable Material: PVC, PC PP, PC ABS

Thx
icprey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-25-2019, 09:11 AM
FBH Operator
 
OZ750L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Baldivis, Western Australia
Motorcycle: 2005 GSXR750XK5 20th Anniv., 1990 GSXR750L Blue/White, 2005 GSXR750K5 Black/Blue, 1990 GSXR750AL Silver/Black Limited Edition 10th Aniversary of Suzuki Aust, 1989 GSXR750RK Race Bike, 1991 GSXR750M project, 1992 GSXR400N
Posts: 3,026
Garage
Re: Can anyone tell me slingshot plastic type?

Abs
OZ750L is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-25-2019, 12:53 PM
You should listen to me. No, seriously, listen to me.
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Barbara
Motorcycle: Blue 2006 GSX-R1000
Posts: 7,503
Re: Can anyone tell me slingshot plastic type?

Don't know about the late 90's but nowadays the backside of plastic parts has the plastic type molded into it. MEK is useful in repairing ABS. Also search google for "repairing abs motorcycle fairings".
BillV is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 10:35 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
86gixxxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: sacramento
Motorcycle: first gen 750's & a '99 750
Posts: 4,420
Re: Can anyone tell me slingshot plastic type?

i just purchased a "plastex" repair kit for my damaged oem abs fairings. seems straight-forward, and i need to learn how to fix my own fairings.
86gixxxer is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 12:22 PM
Captain Obvious ... because obviously itís obvious.
 
Just_Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Motorcycle: 2006 GSXR "250"
Posts: 3,834
Garage
Re: Can anyone tell me slingshot plastic type?

Make sure to test it on a discrete area, first.
Just_Nick is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
Track Day Winner
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 37
Re: Can anyone tell me slingshot plastic type?

Thanks guys. I had heard it should be indicated on the panel but I cannot find anything from back then.

Cost was minimal, so I'm going to give this a shot, but I'll bet I end up covering it with one of the many other repair substance I've used in the past.
icprey is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 02:25 PM
Amateur
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 880
Re: Can anyone tell me slingshot plastic type?

Its ABS and the letters are molded into the fairings. Plastifix or plastex is chemical welding and works much better than heat welding; much easier to control and makes for cleaner joints.
86gixxxer likes this.
darkirish58 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 03:19 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
86gixxxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: sacramento
Motorcycle: first gen 750's & a '99 750
Posts: 4,420
Re: Can anyone tell me slingshot plastic type?

Quote:
Originally Posted by darkirish58 View Post
Its ABS and the letters are molded into the fairings. Plastifix or plastex is chemical welding and works much better than heat welding; much easier to control and makes for cleaner joints.

i've heard good things about plastex, which is why i ordered it. will try it out in a few weeks.
86gixxxer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
91-92 Slingshot 1100 vs 750 headlamp comparison Surewin Oil Cooled Gixxers 13 11-14-2007 09:36 PM
Plastic bae86 06-07 GSX-R600/750 3 07-19-2007 07:00 AM
what type of plastic is k6 1000 fairings? hurrricaneuk GSX-R1000 General Forum 4 02-07-2007 03:09 PM
trade 04 600 black and orange plastic for ? weelo88 04-05 GSX-R600/750 2 04-21-2005 06:39 AM
Plastic Repair 101...... Good Info, pictures too.... SmurfOnAGixxer 04-05 GSX-R600/750 10 02-03-2005 03:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome