Side Cover Pin Repair

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Side Cover Pin Repair

Postby Limey01 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:44 pm

When I got this bike one of the locating pins was broken off on the left side cover and it was flapping while going down the road and I was scared I was going to lose it. So I flattened off where the pin had broken and drilled a hole in the little raised boss. Then I made a new pin out of aluminum and threaded the other end, slid a nut up under the boss, a little blue loctite and tightened it all up and it worked like a charm. Quite pleased with myself.

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Re: Side Cover Pin Repair

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:12 am

Wait...."then i made a new pin out of aluminum"....what am i going to do with the 8 different kinds of duct tape that i own?
Nice fix, MacGuyver.
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Re: Side Cover Pin Repair

Postby wyly » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:01 pm

steve murdoch icoa #5322 wrote:Wait...."then i made a new pin out of aluminum"....what am i going to do with the 8 different kinds of duct tape that i own?
Nice fix, MacGuyver.
I doubt Mcgyver had the means to shape an aluminum pin, just as I don't :( ....I was hopeful of a solution I could manage when I saw "Side Cover Pin Repair" ...but no, I'll still need to rely on velcro to keep the panels on my GS in place

I make sure to keep my 79's pins well lubed with lithium grease to avoid breakage...
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Re: Side Cover Pin Repair

Postby Limey01 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:46 pm

Believe or not a lot of my friends do call me McGyver. Of course it does help when you have a lathe in your garage.
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Re: Side Cover Pin Repair

Postby Stevo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:19 am

Great repair I was wondering how to do this, several of my pins are missing, can you tell me if they are all the same? my bike is completely stripped at the moment but I am sure some of the rubbers that the pins were supposed to clip into were elongated not round. 1981 Prolink
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Re: Side Cover Pin Repair

Postby Larry Zimmer » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:57 am

For all who have not broken a pin -- yet -- a little silicon grease around the rubber grommet holes does well to prevent breaking them by reducing pull-off force. Haven' lost one doing this.
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