I have a 2006 150cc gy6 Sunl scooter, and i like'it, ppeopple here seems to like'it alot too, because it looks bigger then the othr scooters around , problem is, in my country most roads are way to damaged, only main roads are in good conditions, i use the scooter alot, especialy with 2 persons riding it. So with so much bumps, road holes and such, the covers are starting to fall off, because the clipps are getting broke, i reinforce them drilling some new holes and installing new clipps but they are starting to brake againg, since that the fiberglass and the plastic are dry and it breaks easy, now im tempted to remove the body parts but like i stated i like the scooter and most of all , its diferent from the other ones and makes me fell fine that i have a nicer scooter, so i wonder if instead of building a naked choper type scooter, if anyone knows a place to find better builded body parts or and advice on how to secure them better so they dont brake too often.. Thanks for any advice.
Post by hilbillyscott on May 15, 2017 1:56:49 GMT -6
I think I can help I have a trike. when it was delivered to my house instead of assembling it I dissembled it right down to the frame motor stayed and taped it off and painted the frame with auto paint. when putting back together dielectric grease on electrical connections. On body parts I went to auto parts got fiber reinforced hose that you can cut into small pieces and slip it over the piece that your threads from your body panel goes into with a touch of super glue so they wont slip off. Hope this makes since the screw threads break these brittle parts in no time. I replaced all screws with stainless ones any thread rust will just hurry the breaking down process. All body parts that come together will eventually start rattling. I purchased a few tubes of 100% clear silicone get the best you can find and a roll of Gorilla Tape and a foot long piece of hose that will slip over the end of one of the tubes of silicone tubes put a dab of super glue on it when slipping it on. that will be for the hard to reach places. Oh rubber gloves a must and and apply to any panel that joins another any places that look weak that don't join together like they should silicone the area then pull it together with the gorilla tape and left it. I did not mention this is all done to the inside of your panels. This all will only prolong the breaking and rattling because it will eventually will happen because its all cheep crap! So when I was faced with a broken panel or ones that no longer had a way to screw to the adjoining panel I found only one thing that would truly stick to these panels! It is a product called (SHOE GOO) They have a website (shoegoo.com) It comes in a red/white tube This will be the answer to your prayers. I use it on every thing its clear dries within 24hrs stays pliable and holds. Panels I used it on used sand paper ruff the surface if two panels were being joined I cut a strip of nylon window screen to reinforce it. Hope this info helps Scoter On My Friend! This is my trike with close to 6k miles 95% of them pulling two Dogs and their BFI Trash converted Buggy.
Shoe-Goo is amazing stuff and can easily peeled off if you do not like it. The problem with most covers are there is is no provision to adsorb shock. I would add a rubber cushion between the cover and the mounting bracket. 1/8-1/4" will do wonders to help dissipate shock. If you do not have room for a shock absorbing spacer, try to find a can of "Vinyl-dip" ,the type you would dip pliers handles into. It dries to a very tough soft plastic covering and will help dissipate shock as well. The coating will last for decades.