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    Posted: 01 May 2017 at 11:05
Is their any plastic weld / glue etc... that could be used to fix a piece of carbon fibre to the underside of the tank, its not to be used on the aprillia and was intending to drill a hole in the underside añd two holes at the top underside to give a larger fuel capacity
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You mean where the airbox would sit? Would you really want to trust some glue to hold the fuel above a hot engine and not fail?

For a Heath Robinson fix drill it all round and have a shaped piece with a gasket bolted to it but you'd always have that worry of it failing as the plastic isn't stable and swells due to ethanol in the fuel


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Sure that some of these modern solvents are up to the job
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Originally posted by lesron lesron wrote:

Sure that some of these modern solvents are up to the job
go for it and report back

What's it going on?


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Originally posted by redratbike redratbike wrote:

  go for it and report back



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LOL

I machine nylon66 and I wouldn't fancy glue anywhere near a petrol tank made of the stuff Shocked

Still,it could be entertaining I suppose

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In my mx days we used to warm the tanks and pump compressed air into them. You could get quite a bit of extra capacity out of the tank.
How well the type of plastic on the ape would respond to that I don't know.
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