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January 05, 2019, 11:47:56 AM on

Offline Spud Murphy (OP)

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The base of my top box has cracked, can plastic like that be repaired ie welded or is it a case of binning it ? looking for idea's please lads

cheers Spud  :thumbsup
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January 05, 2019, 03:08:25 PMReply #1 on

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January 06, 2019, 09:39:08 AMReply #2 on

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I know that people weld car bumpers. I wonder if you could do that.

Another option would be to find someone with a hot stapler.

January 06, 2019, 10:57:39 AMReply #3 on

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Once you've repaired it, be careful what you put in it. I had one disappear off the back of the bike a few years ago with only a couple of kilo in it. The plastic had been weakened by dropping it. Repaired the small crack (around 30mm in length)  & all was fine for around 6-7 months.

I set off for a ride to the nearest beach with camera, kite and a few other bits in the box, but by the time I got to the beach, all I had left was a small piece of the base still attached to the rack.
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January 06, 2019, 11:42:03 AMReply #4 on

Offline Chris Canning

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Prices of topbox’s i’d Just buy another.

In fact I'm sure I can rummage around and find you a 55L or is that 50? Givi for 80 quid  :icon_biggrin: