Mark Hay­cock is back and sort­ing the aes­thet­ics.

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sur­face area of the ad­he­sive to plas­tic bond, and the ad­he­sive ap­peared to be stronger than the plas­tic any­way. Look­ing at the in­side (Photo 4) you can see that the ABS scraps form some­thing like stitches on a scar. It does not take long for the ad­he­sive to set, and it is only nec­es­sary to rub down the out­side and then the area can be filled and fin­ished off. In fact, very lit­tle fill­ing was needed as the ad­he­sive had al­ready taken care of that. As with the Hor­net, I used this flex­i­ble filler (Photo 5) which was easy to ap­ply and worked per­fectly. An­other area which needed fill­ing was on the head­lamp shell (Photo 6) which had I would say gouges rather than scratches and this, along with one or two other clues, showed that the bike must have been in­volved in a mishap at some point. Turn­ing back to the side-pan­els, one glar­ing point was that an em­blem, which is the Honda term for what I think we would call badges, was in­cor­rect (Photo 7, bot­tom) and must have been orig­i­nally fit­ted to a K3 or later model. Worse was the fact that some­one seemed to have used Go­rilla Glue to fix it (Photo 8), which is okay if you never want to re­move it –but I did.

4 Like stitches on a scar! But it works...

3 Cham­fers add to the sur­face area.

2 Mark finds this stuff works well.

1 Cracks of­ten ap­pear on old plas­tics.

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