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Old 9th September 2018, 02:25 PM
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Afternoon all,

Due to an over use of brute force and ignorance, I have broken a plastic breather hose connector from my airbox (See photo) and as a replacement will set me back upward of 50 I am anxious to repair.

Are any of the epoxy glues likely to be strong enough to repair this or alternatively is there a possible replacement connector that I could screw in to the airbox. If so what part am I looking for.

Thanks as ever for any help

Chris
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Old 9th September 2018, 02:31 PM
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Reckon super glue would sort it out.
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Old 9th September 2018, 02:43 PM
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I would try plastic weld it if you have a soldering iron
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Old 9th September 2018, 02:46 PM
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I would try plastic weld it if you have a soldering iron
Or try gorilla glue. Get it in Aldi cheap
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Old 9th September 2018, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by grumpy1
Or try gorilla glue. Get it in Aldi cheap
Second for Gorilla glue, savage stuff
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Old 9th September 2018, 03:40 PM
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Araldite.
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Old 9th September 2018, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: airbox repair - help please

Originally Posted by christopher
there a possible replacement connector that I could screw in to the airbox. If so what part am I looking for.
Ream out the hole in the airbox until it is just slightly smaller
than the outside diameter of the breather hose. Push the
hose into the hole.
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Old 9th September 2018, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: airbox repair - help please

simple, put a hollow metal dowel in there thats a tight fit then glue or epoxy it around the join and outside
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Old 9th September 2018, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: airbox repair - help please

Originally Posted by Confusion
Ream out the hole in the airbox until it is just slightly smaller
than the outside diameter of the breather hose. Push the
hose into the hole.
This.
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Old 9th September 2018, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: airbox repair - help please

Originally Posted by sharpbikes
simple, put a hollow metal dowel in there thats a tight fit then glue or epoxy it around the join and outside
This is the right way to do it. Never mind superglue. It's shit.
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Old 9th September 2018, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: airbox repair - help please

Originally Posted by sharpbikes
simple, put a hollow metal dowel in there thats a tight fit then glue or epoxy it around the join and outside
thats what id do, hit b&q if you have one they usually have all sorts of tubing, alternatively brass brake pipe looks a good fit there, youll get it in halfords or motor factors
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Old 9th September 2018, 07:57 PM
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Try q-bond. It's a powder adhesive with a liquid activator. Works well and you can build it up to give it more strength easily.
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Old 9th September 2018, 08:33 PM
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Default Re: airbox repair - help please

Thanks for the tips guys

Chris
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Old 9th September 2018, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: airbox repair - help please

Originally Posted by the landshark
Try q-bond. It's a powder adhesive with a liquid activator. Works well and you can build it up to give it more strength easily.
I've tried similar stuff and its farking unbalavable boi, think it was called plastiweld
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