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Re: Petrol Tank Rubber Mounts
Reply #15 - 04/05/18 at 23:03:46
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BPT, I have used a pool noodle cut lengthwise.  I will eventually crush down, at which point cut a new length.  It cost about a dollar and you will get about 4 years out of a single noodle.  At this time you will find the original bumper has been living under your rolling tool box for the last 4 years  Grin
  
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Reply #16 - 04/05/18 at 23:42:30
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Funny you say that, I am pretty sure I saw at least one of them in the battery area.  The way it was crammed in there it almost looked like someone had put it there on purpose to keep the battery from moving.  It may still be floating around somewhere, I was going to look for it again.

And I didn't think of the pool noodle but was going to look at work tomorrow in some of our packing crates.  Some of them have some heavy duty versions of that same stuff in them.  I figured the same as you, it'll do until it squishes down, then I'll just replace it with another piece.  That's the airhead way, right??
  

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Re: Petrol Tank Rubber Mounts
Reply #17 - 04/06/18 at 17:51:30
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BPT wrote on 04/05/18 at 13:26:52:
Max BMW shows $18 per piece for these. 



Mine wears pieces of insertion rubber purchased at the local Rubber Shop. Enough to do around 20 R65s cost me less that $10.

Mind you, the rubber is not entirely necessary and in my view could be entirely deleted if you pout a thin piece of rubber on the top of the frame spine were the retaining clip goes - between the rubber on the clip and the rubber on the spine, the tank is well enough insulated from vibration and shock.
  

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