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Front footpeg rubbers
12/29/17 at 22:53:44
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Hi again - I'm trying to fit new rubbers to the front footpeg. They are proving to be impossible. I've tried heating one up but not so hot I can't touch it. Then using a rubber mallet I've tried to knock it on. It's not working. Any ideas please.... Thanks
  

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Re: Front footpeg rubbers
Reply #1 - 12/30/17 at 03:53:08
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Some form of lubricant is needed. In principle anything that will not harm the rubber and eventually flash off.  I'm sure I've heard of using strange things like hairspray.
  

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Reply #2 - 12/30/17 at 07:27:07
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Window cleaner works well on rubber parts like this, handgrip rubber as well .
  

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Reply #3 - 12/30/17 at 16:23:19
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Also rubbing alcohol.
  

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Reply #4 - 01/02/18 at 17:01:27
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I don't know how fast it would go away, but spray silicone lubricant.

I learned the miracle of that stuff the first time I had to put a bank of carburetors on a Japanese multi.  4 rubber tubes at once...
  
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Re: Front footpeg rubbers
Reply #5 - 01/02/18 at 18:00:07
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First I'd try metho (methylated spirits - alcohol to others) ad if that didn't work I's buy some PBR rubber grease used in brake cylinder and master cylinder assembly.

I do remember having a dogged fight with them (at the time I didn't know about metho and i didn't have rubber grease) until I thought to use compressed air - that worked a treat, use a fine "dust gun" inserted under the edge of the rubber and let fly, the air will both expand the rubber and "lubricate" it whilst you ram it home.
  

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Reply #6 - 01/02/18 at 19:32:25
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Thanks everyone 😉
  

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Reply #7 - 01/03/18 at 04:57:54
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One thought, you don't want them to stick or glue on in any way as when they wear a 180 deg turn will bring a fresh face to the top.
  

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Re: Front footpeg rubbers
Reply #8 - 01/10/18 at 03:50:29
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Vasoline/white petroleum jelly.  Silicone lubricant as well.  If none at hand then any grease should work.
  

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