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post #1 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting find in my skid plate

Doing a quick overview of my 2006, checking for loose bolts and what not, and I found this rubber cap laying inside the skid plate beneath the motor. Does it go to anything on the bike, or did it bounce in from the road? I've only had the HT skid plate on for a year and I don't remember seeing it before. Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 04:12 PM
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Gas tank bumper?
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Here's another photo. It's not a ring but more of a cap.

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Gas tank bumper?
If I had to guess, I'd agree--quite possibly a "hockey puck" fuel tank pad, seems to me.

Two per bike; one on each side of the fuel tank, interfaces with the frame.
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 05:26 PM
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Looks like a gas tank hockey puck to me, too. I keep saying I'm going to silicone mine on, but still haven't done so.... It must have fallen off the last time you took your tank off and fallen down there without you noticing it.

I had to order a new set one time when I lost one. I thought for sure the dog had run off with it after it fell off the bike onto the floor somewhere and I'd given up on finding it.

It somehow managed to bounce/hop/roll about ten feet across the basement and wound up in one of my boots that was sitting upright on the floor. I found it a couple of weeks later, when I went to put those boots on, after I'd already received my new pucks in the mail.



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Looks like a gas tank hockey puck to me, too. I keep saying I'm going to silicone mine on, but still haven't done so.... It must have fallen off the last time you took your tank off and fallen down there without you noticing it.

I had to order a new set one time when I lost one. I thought for sure the dog had run off with it after it fell off the bike onto the floor somewhere and I'd given up on finding it.

It somehow managed to bounce/hop/roll about ten feet across the basement and wound up in one of my boots that was sitting upright on the floor. I found it a couple of weeks later, when I went to put those boots on, after I'd already received my new pucks in the mail.
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Gas tank bumper?
Yup, that's what it is.
It goes here (one on each side of the frame):
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Looks like a gas tank hockey puck to me, too. I keep saying I'm going to silicone mine on, but still haven't done so.... It must have fallen off the last time you took your tank off and fallen down there without you noticing it.

I had to order a new set one time when I lost one. I thought for sure the dog had run off with it after it fell off the bike onto the floor somewhere and I'd given up on finding it.

It somehow managed to bounce/hop/roll about ten feet across the basement and wound up in one of my boots that was sitting upright on the floor. I found it a couple of weeks later, when I went to put those boots on, after I'd already received my new pucks in the mail.
I keep saying that, too, and then I just put em back on. Never the right time, but yeah, securing those things is a good idea.




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Great. It must have fell off when I lossened the tank to upgrade the subframe bolts. I will put it back on this weekend and remember to silicon those suckers in place. Thanks.
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A small dab of gorilla snot (AKA 3M weatherstrip adhesive) will keep them put. Buy it in any auto parts store...comes in a tube.

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