JB Welding the hole isn't a new thing, but if you can't pony up the $23-35 to buy some legit ones then why are you doing the mod, and why do you even still own the bike? That's 2 full tanks of gas in the bike-- pretty insubstantial. If you jimmy-rig important stuff to save a few dollars then I'd hate to be there when one of those JB Weld plugs fails and shit hits the fan.
back when plates were a MINIMUM of ~$40 shipped, i can understand - but i've got em for $23 shipped for this week. that's hard to beat - especially considering "rigged" is rigged, and jb weld is about $6. saving yourelf $17-18 isn't worth it, imo. saving yourself $33-34 would be. idk... maybe that's just me.
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I figured it would be useful info to someone out there. Like I said, I was searching for something totally irrelevant to block off plates and just stumbled upon this video and figured I would post it in the how-to section.