Keep plastic bit of steering bar in place

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Keep plastic bit of steering bar in place

Postby Jan » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:14 pm

Hey,

at the junction between the steering bar (handle bar, whatever) and the mastbase, there is a piece of plastic that's supposed to be attached to the mastbase.
Guess what, it's not anymore :)

I have tried 'glueing' it in place with silicone, but it only held for a couple of months. Any suggestions?

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Re: Keep plastic bit of steering bar in place

Postby navig8r » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:08 pm

Silicon won't stick to the stainless or the acetal (plastic)

Use an export glue. Try areldite 5minute (brand you might find at your super market or hardware that is popular world wide)
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Re: Keep plastic bit of steering bar in place

Postby Jan » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:58 am

OK Thanks, will try.
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Re: Keep plastic bit of steering bar in place

Postby GeoffS » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:38 pm

A hose clamp on the steering tube will keep I on place without making it hard to remove when you need to replace it.

I just wrapped a bunch of electrical tape on the steering tube to hold mine in place when it popped out a couple of days ago.
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Re: Keep plastic bit of steering bar in place

Postby Trevor_606 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:35 pm

Like Ross said areldite eventually worked for me after trying all sorts of things.

I also tried a very thin wood shaving to pack it out and carefully using a wood block hammering the bobbin (bearing plastic bit) into place. I think with areldite

It eventually stayed put :-)
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Re: Keep plastic bit of steering bar in place

Postby K100 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:33 pm

I used areldite and it's stayed in place for over 3 years, the trouble I'll have now is it needs replacing!
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Re: Keep plastic bit of steering bar in place

Postby Fennz » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:36 pm

I used a piece of an old inner tube with a small pipe clamp around it on the tube just above the collar. So far, so good.
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