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sammythespider
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Side panel removal

Post by sammythespider on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 7:14 pm

Little wheeze to remove side panel on side with petrol tap. Seems a bit delicate round push in peg but its possible to put a finger in there and push the peg out, as its pointed it hurts! Boo! Cut a 1cm square of aluminium and used masking tape to fasten to my finger, can now push out from the back pain free, hooray! Push in peg survives to live another day, Sam

sullivj
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Re: Side panel removal

Post by sullivj on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 7:24 pm

Sam, put a bit of grease on it (the peg, not your finger!), and smear a bit around the hole!!
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sammythespider
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Re: Side panel removal

Post by sammythespider on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 7:34 pm

Tried that, still felt bendy, liked pushing rather than pulling (the peg, not my whatever!) sam
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sammythespider
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Re: Side panel removal

Post by sammythespider on Sun 30 Oct 2016, 9:01 pm

I know this is slightly trivial, but not everybody is as workshop savvy as some of the people on here, and breaking a peg off is a real pain in the ass, rather than just easing it off, sam
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eternally_troubled
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Re: Side panel removal

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 30 Oct 2016, 9:09 pm

The plastic panel is pretty flimsy: *anything* you can do to stop it breaking (i.e. both of your suggestions) is a good thing.

sullivj
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Re: Side panel removal

Post by sullivj on Sun 30 Oct 2016, 9:19 pm

Good idea Sam, or a well fitting thimble would work too.
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Llewelyn1965
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Re: Side panel removal

Post by Llewelyn1965 on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 11:17 pm

Was planning on drilling the holes they fit into a little bit bigger. They are just too tight
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ashcroc
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Re: Side panel removal

Post by ashcroc on Tue 01 Nov 2016, 9:55 am

Llewelyn1965 wrote:Was planning on drilling the holes they fit into a little bit bigger. They are just too tight



I can already imagine the annoying rattle that could cause if you go too large.

Wish Mr Honda had just used allen bolts instead of molded pegs.
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ZekeVal
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Re: Side panel removal

Post by ZekeVal on Sat 05 Nov 2016, 8:29 am

I too noticed that those side panels were a pain to remove, the left one having a crack next to the peg, I had to use silicon spray to ease that off.
Before putting them back, I just used some sanding paper wrapped around the pegs and proceeded to remove some material off it. They are now going on and off more easily.
The rubber "eyes" are now more than 18 years old and lost all malleability, I just got new ones that I'll put there when I feel the need to as well.

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