a bit of super glue from the inside with a bit of lens flexing while it's still liquid will "disappear" cracks.
Dang Bob, why are you getting those type of vibrations to lose and crack your adds.
If that was Chinese hardware, it's quiet possible. I've seen some that's prolly wouldn't even make Grade 3. I think I'd look somewhere like Bolt Depot for some M8.8's or M10.9 .I’m more inclined to believe that the small mild steel , bolts broke. I’m thinking about enlarging the holes a bit and getting some hardened bolts to replace them.
Strangely enough, my '05 H-D Road King has never had anything vibrate loose in the 50k miles I've put on it. Every time I go on an overnighter or once a month, I nut and bolt it. Nothing has ever been loose. I guess some engines vibrate at just the right frequency to shake stuff loose, but I'll leave that theory to the forum members that have an actual engineering background.Today I took advantage of our beautiful weather and took a half day ride, 180 miles all in. I rode to Gila Bend , if Arizona had an armpit, Gila Bend is it. This ride was most definitely not about the destination, but rather the old two lane highway to get there. It used to be the main highway but it was bypassed years ago by a great big super slab, so now almost nobody travels on the old road……except me. The ride was great, but more to the point.
What the hell is it with me and luggage on this bike?!
Not that long ago, I returned home from a similar ride , only to realize that my brand new Nelson Riggs tail bag had somehow come undone and flew the coup.
Today I returned home, only to realize that somehow two of the bolts holding my luggage rack went AWOL, allowing my rack and top case to flop down and hit my tail light , cracking it.
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That taillight assembly is a three piece affair, a chrome ring, gasket and the tail lamp assembly that is all one glued together housing. Anyone care to guess what Suzuki gets for one of them jewels?? I’m still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor.
Btw, the mounting bolts had crown nuts on them that I had installed with threadlocker and no lock washers because I didn’t want to mar the chrome. I don’t think the nuts fell off, I’m more inclined to believe that the small mild steel , bolts broke. I’m thinking about enlarging the holes a bit and getting some hardened bolts to replace them.
Amazing how a bit of super glue from the inside with a bit of lens flexing while it's still liquid will "disappear" cracks.
Just pretend it’s chrome………you will have no problems.The only problem I see is cosmetic, that super glue is really thin and it wicked into the surrounding areas very quickly. On the sides of the inside there is sort of a frosted look and where the glue flowed and it changes the look. I may be able to touch it up with a fine tip Dremel stone to de gloss it. And on the outside of the lens where the glue came through. I have a headlight restoration kit that I already know can work wonders on plastic lenses.
Might try scraping those inside glossed ridges a bit with an exacto or utility knife blade tomorrow.
Were the bottom mount bolts loose?
That box has the frontal area of a drag chute.My thoughts exactly.
No, not at all. That’s what makes me think they were cheap bolts and they just broke.