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post #1 of 10 Old 10-15-2018, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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gas tank rubber puck thing

Anyone have one laying around? Or know where to find it without spending a silly amount of money? I need one.
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-16-2018, 10:06 AM
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I just buy them from the dealer but for the truly frugal people have made them from rubber mallets and even just black tape.....but bike bandit has OEM 92075 dampers for $4.69 so I'm not sure how much cheaper they could get.

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When your a junk collector you have options.
If you don't' have options it's tike to open the wallet.
I've used shock bushings sliced to fit. very close to correct size a lot of them.
But open your mind and let your imagination run wild.

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It’s not about the $4 it’s about being self sufficient and making do with what I have...a spirit of being creative. If I have to, of course I’ll buy it, like I’ll purchase a spark plug or fuel hose...but I made my own heat shield and formed it to my air box which had holes melted in it from the PO, and his DG pipe (which I’ll gladly trade for an oem muffler) .
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Fixed. I found a freeze plug of the perfect diameter. $3.27 and about 10 min with the drill and dremel. Back in action ! I didn't save money, really...sans shipping, but I gained another DIY arrow in my quiver.
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I've got my pucks but I can't get them to stay in place while I put the tank on. I'm thinking I might silicone them on.
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I've got my pucks but I can't get them to stay in place while I put the tank on. I'm thinking I might silicone them on.
silicon works. some people use a stronger adhesive but you want to be able to remove them when you need to remove the valve cover.

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I've got my pucks but I can't get them to stay in place while I put the tank on. I'm thinking I might silicone them on.
I use contact cement / weatherstrip adhesive.

One can poke a hole thru the center and then zip-tie the pucks on. (Tip from Normk, possibly in his Simple, Cheap & Easy thread.)
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I dig the zip-tie idea! Now I just have to clean off all the expanding foam the PO slathered all over.
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silicon works. some people use a stronger adhesive but you want to be able to remove them when you need to remove the valve cover.

Dave
Dave, is removing the tank pucks to remove the valve cover a gen1 thing or have all my gen2 valve cover removals been more difficult because I didn't want to disturb the glue I put on the pucks?
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