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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-24-2007, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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how to cut abs plastic without fing it up

am trying to clean up my bike a little by shaving off my front turn signals and would like to know the easiest way to do so! thanks

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i've got cut abs, does this help?
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this is the area in question...and no i dont think cut abs will help

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do u know how to weld fiberglass?
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didnt know u could...

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looks like you had the same idea...the pic in your signature your f3 seems to have shaved turn sigs am trying to do same to f2

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no, my signals are merely flushmounts. your signals are integrated... what i was thinking if you could cut around the integrated lights cleanly enough you could weld a piece of figerglass there and get flushmounts or something similar, and it would look good.
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how hard is welding fglass? i wasnt sure how i was going to install the new sigs yet so thanks for the direction

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i couldnt tell you. i've never tried it. but i know there are people around here that can help you out, in fact using the search function would be a good idea.
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I think that the only thing you'll be able to do is cut around it, cleanly by drilling a few holes in a circle and then taking a very fine jigsaw/sawzall blade, taping off the area around it first where you want to cut. Cut it and then lay new fiberglass and paint after sanding, compounding, etc.
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ah drill holes good idea

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I think the integrated signals look much better than flush mounts, and work much better. In other words, a cager will see the integrated signals, but not the flush mounts. But who cares about safety.
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i swear by my Dremel tool.

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I think the integrated signals look much better than flush mounts, and work much better. In other words, a cager will see the integrated signals, but not the flush mounts. But who cares about safety.
Yeah, I took off my stocks on the R6 but put on just shorty-posts and smaller LED lights, don't like flushes cause you can't see them at all (I think) if your a cager.

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i swear by my Dremel tool.
Yeah, you can use that too if you have one, it'll make better cuts, if you have the right tools for it and they're sharp, plus it allows for more precise (sp) cuts.
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a dremel is a greatt idea saw one i almost bought yestrday for 30 on clearance at the depot might have 2 pick up....but i still got 2 figure out how to re fiberglass when i am done

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sorry ?cager?

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sorry ?cager?
Someone in a 4 wheel vehicle = cager.

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sorry ?cager?

"cager" operator of a four wheel enclosed vehicle. I don't understand the "fiberglass" angle,your bike is made from abs I would guess and you can plastic weld it with a soldering iron and alot of patience. Also,you'll need a heatgun to mold the plastic to a rounder shape to conform to the lines of your bike and then you'll have to sand and paint to match.I would practice on other stuff first ofcourse. Perhaps you can find an aftermarket body for your bike that doesn't have the signals or see if another years body will fit with a few modifications. You could call Sharkskinz and see if they know or maybe even the dealership. I think that year they made the ZX6e and the ZX6r maybe the "r" plastic will fit your bike.

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