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I recently contacted Max Moto about replacing the worn stickers on my Remus exhaust cans. Instead of being sent replacement stickers, I was given a really cool set of metal logo plates that are identical in design to the original decals. I think they're going to look very sweet and I thought the company was awesome for sending them.
Anyway, the plates came with blind rivets, if I have the terminology right, so I need to get a rivet gun to fasten them. The canisters are made from carbon fiber, however, and I seem to recall someone posting some caveats when drilling or cutting into this stuff. I'm going to ask the staff at Home depot to give me a quick lesson in installing rivets before I attempt this, but I wanted to check with the board regarding the carbon fiber issue as well. I don't have any problem just gluing the plates on if I'm looking at a real delicate operation here. I'd rather not screw up the pipes just for the sake of a couple rivets. All input is appreciated!

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Re: Riviting question... (Jeff H.)

Heya Jeff

The only care you really need to take is that you hole is in the correct place and is the correct size for the rivot and hey presto it's done.

If you wanted to you could tape the suface in case you run off with the drill but it is not essential.
 
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I got some metal Leo Vince labels for my old slip-ons, and instead of riveting them, I used a high-temp silicone adhesive.
 
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Re: Riviting question... (Jeff H.)

The stuff drills, cuts and mills very easily. The only thing is you don't want to do is breath the dust if you are grinding on it with a dremel or the like. It will drill very well and precise. Like has been said, hold the plate where you want it, drill the right size hole and put in the rivet - done.
 
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Thanks for the help! I knew I could count on the board for some excellent advice. For me, this board is one of the reasons why owning a Ducati is so much fun.
I have the plates mounted with a good adhesive right now and I have the proper sized drill bit at the ready. I'll start on the holes tomorrow, once I've secured a rivet puncher. I'll be sure to post with my results, especially if I end up riveting myself to the bike somehow...


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Re: Riviting question... (Jeff H.)

You will be done in 5, it will take longer to set up the power cord and pack them away!

Remember note to one self.....keep human parts out of the rivitor
 
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Re: Riviting question... (Monstaman)

It was a piece of cake, just like you said. The plates look great and I still have all my fingers, too. Thanks guys!


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Jeff
 
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