Here's how I repaired my lower frame cover. First thing I did was scour this website for info. I came up with type of glue to use (Loctite) and found it at Lowe's. I put the pic of Gorilla Glue in there because in reading the types of glue to use I found a commonality. The loctite and the Gorilla glue says they will not bond to polyethelyene or polypropylene plastics. Our tupperware is made of ABS plastic - that's the type of glue you need.
This picture shows the cracked place. It had about 5 different places that were cracked -sorry, I didn't get a "before I glued it" pic.
This is after I sanded the excess glue down. It was cold out and I didn't wait long enough so I managed to re-crack one of the cracks. Re-glued it and waited 24 hours -this pic is after that.
A friend of mine suggested putting some fiberglass on the back for more support. I didn't know if fiberglass would stick to ABS plastic. He suggested using the epoxy as the resin. Viola'! A great idea! So, I roughed up the back with 40 grit sandpaper and did it. Then, because the epoxy is thick and doesn't really soak the fiberglass through and through, I decided to put some fiberglass resin on top of that. It worked. It stuck good even on the edges that didn't have the epoxy on it. So, I turned it over and put a coat of the fiberglass resin on top of the (outer skin) crack.
Sanding fiberglass resin is not something you want to get in a hurry with. It's pretty darned hard. I sanded it with 150 grit and put a coat of black plastic Krylon paint on it -because I didn't have any primer. It will look a like this until I paint the scooter.
The only down side I can think of is the tupperware is not as flexible in that spot now. The good side is $6 for the epoxy vs. $200+ for a new panel.
I already had the fiberglass and spray bomb. Hope this helps.
BTW- I think I'm going to paint it in 2014 Ford Sunset Orange.
Questions- Can the Burgman emblem be saved and reused? Anyone ever taken one off?