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Took a hit this weekend from a Harley shifter pedal.



What would be the best adhesive or method to repair the broken grille?

Any suggestions on mesh grille insert (s)?

the B&M trans cooler is warped pretty good but no leaks from it or radiator.

Close call there AND not bouncing up through windshield.
 

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One of the NC members here has a direct link and usually has some Grilles laying around - I can't remember if it is NC_Fjizzle or whom though - but I would say buy a new one already painted and pop on / pop off. They are cheap...

Edit - found it - It's Grizzly

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44226&highlight=Grill

You might see something you want in the above thread :)
 

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Hate to spend a hundred on somethin so fragile. Thanks though. Bound to be an adhesive that will bound these things.
 

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Your only other option is a junkyard, dealer or Wild Boar for replacements

The grill is plastic so some clear epoxy or even super glue may hold it, then maybe use a touch up pen on the crack
 

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Am I really going to be the first to comment about parts falling off of a Harley going down the road? I've been biting my tonge for a day now. Nope, not gonna do it, not me.
 

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Grizzly

I'd go with just a whole plum new front bumper... I mean, you could kinda bondo it up. But it would always look a little different. I'm thinking that even if you took it off, cleaned it up and glued it from the back. Sanded and painted the front back it might do okay, but if the glue decided to expand, it would crack it again (and never be quite as strong). Plus there you are looking at $50+ and at least 2hrs time (and time is money...) Grizzly done good stuff from what I have seen. I'd just go that route... or as Fahrvegnugen, "junkyard..."

Plus, WTF is up with you getting hit by random flying bike pieces...?

3rd edit in 5 min. Haha. But, I just checked... Grizzly is out of front grills at the moment. So you might have to go the bondo/sanding/painting route...
 

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Yeah, when i checked he was out... Bought a fiberglass kit, gonna glass the back and maybe red glaze the front crack, then bedline the grille and front edge (1" or so) of the hood... Hood on red '08 took a beating.. The winch and control box make the damaged area hare to see.. The Harley had a perfect line I guess.. Sure glad no copilot or radiator damage resulted from this. Bought me some lime green painters tape so I can pretend I know what I'm doing. This will be thirsty work. May take all weekend!
:beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer:
 

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Went to Skunk Works mode today









We'll see how this all holds up. Grill was pretty rough besides the Harley damage. Can't see spending money replacing something so fragile/damage/prone...

If anybody wants to take advantage of my mad fiberglass skills, I work for beer... And LOTS of it!
 

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First off, was the pedal still attached to the bike?
Looks like a good fix. The glass will definitely help keep it together. five or ten minute epoxy works pretty good for little stuff and also as a filler.
 

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