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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#1 Post by Beans » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:09 am

The actual switch button thingy came off my hazard switch yesterday during a bit of a do. :oops:

I can't see anything has snapped, it would appear to be a case of gluing it back on. Is this correct and what adhesive do I need? Is it just a superglue job?

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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#2 Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:17 pm

I wouldn't use superglue as if it flows into the mechanism it will lock it up solid. Also superglue is actually a 2-pack, it needs moisture to activate it so it's not brilliant on plastic unless you buy a specific type.

I'd use a contact adhesive such as UHU. It's strong enough to hold, thick enough not to flow, won't go hard/brittle, is waterproof enough. Just use the slightest smear. You don't want it to squeeze out and spread when you press the parts together.
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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#3 Post by Hoggs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:30 pm

electrical tape. fixes everything :lol:
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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#4 Post by Gerontious » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:04 pm

If nothing has snapped.. was it already glued in place. is there any residue?

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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#5 Post by fastbob » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:22 pm

If it hasn't snapped how come its come off then ? I think the white bit has snapped and if it has I doubt that any glue would be able to make a strong enough joint on such a small area of contact .that kind of plastic is near impossible to glue anyway. Best buy a new one.
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#6 Post by Beans » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:01 pm

I don't think it has snapped. There is residue on the switch and I think the white bit sits in a corresponding slot. Mmm not sure now Will take a picture of the handlebars in a bit.

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I suspect I'd have to buy the whole right hand unit can't see how it could be done separately
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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#7 Post by fastbob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:17 pm

Beans wrote:
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I don't think it has snapped. There is residue on the switch and I think the white bit sits in a corresponding slot. Mmm not sure now Will take a picture of the handlebars in a bit.

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I suspect I'd have to buy the whole right hand unit can't see how it could be done separately
Well now I'm more convinced than ever that it has snapped off . This kind of plastic is very strong but when it does break it breaks cleanly.https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CBF-1000 ... /undefined

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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#8 Post by fastbob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:49 pm

If you are really determined and you have a Dremel you could drill both halves with a fine drill and insert a steel pin .

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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#9 Post by Beans » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:07 pm

Think you're right bob, at least about the bloody thing being snapped
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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#10 Post by fastbob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:27 pm

Beans wrote:
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Think you're right bob, at least about the bloody thing being snapped
Did you see my link to one on eBay, its the only one . Have you checked CMC parts ?

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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#11 Post by Beans » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:31 pm

Your link doesn't work Bob

I think its part 3 here https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/parts/47 ... witchcable
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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#12 Post by Grumpy Old Git » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:54 pm

Gorilla Glue.

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#13 Post by Beans » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 pm

I've ordered the uhu already
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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#14 Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:46 am

The question has to be asked - how often do you need the hazard switch anyway?
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Re: Nice easy one. What adhesive to use for hazard button

#15 Post by Beans » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:19 am

The answer is. Hopefully never, didn't have one on the 125 (though rang the shop to ask why I couldn't find it). But now I have one on my instrument binnacle I am sad to lose it :crybaby:
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