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post #1 of 11 Old 02-23-2019, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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What is this part?

I took my Gen 1 apart last week to replace the airbox. Lost one tank donut and had one extra part.

What is this rubber bushing?

Thanks in advance, fellas.
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I don’t have my KLR yet, but guessing you have a metal gas tank, that you took off. That rubber part sticks over (1) of(2) metal stubs on either side of the frame, close to the neck. I glue them on w/ silicon rubber, so they don’t slip off. The inside tunnel of your tank towards the front has a u-shape piece of metal that straddles these rubber parts to isolate /support the tank from the frame.
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I don’t have my KLR yet, but guessing you have a metal gas tank, that you took off. That rubber part sticks over (1) of(2) metal stubs on either side of the frame, close to the neck. I glue them on w/ silicon rubber, so they don’t slip off. The inside tunnel of your tank towards the front has a u-shape piece of metal that straddles these rubber parts to isolate /support the tank from the frame.

No, you’re thinking of the tank “donuts,” and that’s not it.
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Ok, sorry. Just trying to guess/help. Some times things are like a puzzle-looking where the piececfits. Those looked like the tank donuts.
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I took my Gen 1 apart last week to replace the airbox. Lost one tank donut and had one extra part.

What is this rubber bushing?

Thanks in advance, fellas.
I believe that is the small damper that goes behind the battery bracket, under the LH side of battery tray.
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Dan, isn't that piece almost 1" in diameter?

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Dan, isn't that piece almost 1" in diameter?
It’s about 3/4”, Tom.

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A friend seems to think it goes on a post on the subframe that extends under the airbox. That would make sense. He provided this photo...

(Thanks, Brian Cooley)
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It is so large that I'm not coming up with anything other than "It fell off the wife's minivan".
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It is so large that I'm not coming up with anything other than "It fell off the wife's minivan".
Ha ha! I do hope that’s the case!

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