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Couldnt have f@cked that up anymore if i had tried.

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John Y

url%5D4 mm drill bit decided to snap mid drill and then rake across the paint.. 

 

Then the push rivet decided to bend so i am one down FML

 

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Spindizzy

Ouch. You could always paint the bottom end satin black which would also incorporate the rivets. Once its on you don't really see it much.

 

 

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John Y

Yeah..I guess at least mudguard is plastic so I don’t a

have to stress about rust at least.

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wjvh

It’s a mudguard, it’s there to take a beating and I’m sure there’s worse to come in the future. I’d be annoyed about the loss of a drill bit 😉

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baben

And that is why my extender is held in place with Epoxy resin! Seriously though, as Will says, it's only a mudguard and no one really notices stuff like this whereas if you had not fitted it everyone would notice the crud all over your downpipes and motor.  Of course when you px you will have to distract the lizards from it.

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Radarman

My previous 750X fender extender was held by standard transparent bathroom sealant. No problems for 3 years I had this bike. Never used rivets provided.

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trisaki

Have used plastic  number plate nuts and bolts in the past  

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John Y

The three push rivets went in sweet as a nut..or sweet as a rivet...anyhow, I have found some on that auction site...100 for 4.00 lol...I only need one.

 

if anybody needs any in the future pm me and I will post some out. 

 

Bloody modern drill bits..made from cheap shit steel in cheap shit factories..polished up and look ok but completely unfit for purpose.

 

They Weren't even cheap !

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Tonyj

Sticker the  sod  . get a data tag oval and apply it over the drill wander line .

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John Y
33 minutes ago, Tonyj said:

Sticker the  sod  . get a data tag oval and apply it over the drill wander line .

Great idea! 

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kayz1

No the topic of drill bits:

I was out the other day sorting a Tig welder and the lad asked would i go and get him a set ( box set ) of drill bits

while i was shopping. So i nipped into my favorite hard ware shop/engineering tool place and asked for a set of

Presto drill bits 1 to 13mm please.....err! do you want Presto...me: yes i only want good stuff...well err don't want

Presto any more then. Me :shocked:  Why: they went bump 2 years ago and restarted 6 months later..all the stuff is now

made in P R O C...and not very well either he said.. So i spent his £60 on some other make i was advised to buy.

 

Could this be true Sir Embee or was it a ruse to sell other stuff?

Lyn.

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listener
3 hours ago, John Y said:

4 mm drill bit decided to snap mid drill and then rake across the paint.. 

 

Then the push rivet decided to bend so i am one down FML

 

 

If you look at the piccie  upside down it kind of captures the mood of the moment. :(

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John Y
1 hour ago, listener said:

 

If you look at the piccie  upside down it kind of captures the mood of the moment. :(

 

Oh yeah lol... It does

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Mister Paul

I fitted a Pyramid Plastics extender to my CB500X a few weeks ago. Last time I did it it came with rivets to fix it on. This time it came with loads of foam tape. So I followed the instructions and fixed it with the tape, clamping it up until it was set. It hasn't budged since. 

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Andy m

That's the trick with adhesives. Preparation, cleanliness and time. 

 

I know a truck maker who went through hell over AEB/LDW cameras logging faults. The cause: the way sticky pads were used to hold them to the windscreen. Fastening a plastic case to glass is pretty much impossible any other way, but something as simple as an employee using an oily rag instead of the wipes that come with it will ruin someone's day. The car makers start the rear view mirror mounting at the glass factory where they can control it, vehicle assembly only clips the big bit on. 

 

Tips would be: clean thoroughly with soap, leave to dry, use the wipes, leave to dry, check the sticky pads are genuine automotive not Chinese stationary, stick, clamp, leave alone for a few hours. Wear new surgical gloves throughout so greasy fingers don't touch anything. Do it indoors, the adhesives dislike temperatures below 10C as much as they won't set above 30C.

 

Andy

 

 

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Morph
15 minutes ago, Andy m said:

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check the sticky pads are genuine automotive not Chinese stationary

 

This piece of advice from AndyM given me previously is Gold.  My gopro knockoff would not stay attached to my lid using the supplied "pads" until I went out and bought *real* 3M adhesive pads.  Now I can hang the helmet by the camera and swing it round.  The original pads were absolute shite after a small amount of moisture or wind shear.

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Mr Toad
52 minutes ago, Morph said:

 

This piece of advice from AndyM given me previously is Gold.  My gopro knockoff would not stay attached to my lid using the supplied "pads" until I went out and bought *real* 3M adhesive pads.  Now I can hang the helmet by the camera and swing it round.  The original pads were absolute shite after a small amount of moisture or wind shear.

 

Absolutely. I've fallen foul of cheap pads, usually the ones that come with some device I've bought. It was a long time ago now but one day I realised that none of my more expensive bits, the ones using 3M pads, were dropping off. I now keep a selection of 3M pads and the first thing I do is chuck away anything that isn't and use one from stock.

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embee
18 hours ago, kayz1 said:

Could this be true Sir Embee or was it a ruse to sell other stuff?

Lyn.

Good morrow knave.

 

Don't know about the recent history of Presto, they certainly always used to be a very respectable brand but who knows, a bit like Britool etc. Just found this post with a quick Google search "unsurprisingly Presto International UK Ltd. is owned by a Chinese company Suncraft International" . Made-in-China doesn't have to mean rubbish, but if stuff is cheap and made-in-China then the odds are high. The cost of imported specialist steel is high and they will use their domestic steel wherever possible, so quality is at risk.

 

It's certainly true about buy cheap buy twice. I bought a set of Dormer drill bits 40yrs ago, cost an arm and leg back then, but I still have the set and only a couple have actually been replaced, the commonly used ones like 1/8" and 1/4". It looks like although there have been mergers with other well respected brands (Sandvik etc) they haven't "gone east". You just need to be sure what you're buying is genuine, which off the auction site is doubtful unless from a well known shop.

I have some Ruko drilling tools which I find very good, but I dare say some of their stuff probably isn't what it used to be if made elsewhere.

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