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2016/12/14 05:59:49 (permalink)

Rubber spacers for accessories?

I hope the forum is still accepting discussions as in the past.
Like all of us bentheads, I am always tinkering with my machines and adding accessories onto the frame etc. 
My question is about mounting hardware onto the the rounded parts of the frame.  I have always used the little rubber strips that come with most of the add-ons, but sometimes they don't always fit the frame tight enough for bumpy riding.
I have cut up used tubes, but they are bulky and don't hold tight enough.
Any suggestions as to types of rubber strips, tapes?
 
 

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    thecanoe
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    Re: Rubber spacers for accessories? 2016/12/14 13:19:03 (permalink)
    Bernie,
    What accessories and where on the frame do you want to add it?

    Larry

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    Re: Rubber spacers for accessories? 2016/12/15 06:29:37 (permalink)
    It's my headlight assembly. 
    It normally mounts on a handle bar or stem. But I have installed a front fairing and the fairing frame is only 3/4". My light clamp needs lots of spacers to accommodate the 3/4" tube. Using the normal spacers that come with computers etc. are not sufficient to hold the heavy light assembly.
    Yesterday I did pick up an assortment of 4'X4" - 1/4", 3/16" and 1/8" rubber pads. I managed to cut them to size and they seemed to work fine on a 20 mile ride. 
     

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    Re: Rubber spacers for accessories? 2016/12/15 16:17:52 (permalink)
    So you are putting a fairing on your Aero? Now I'll never be able to keep up with you. Post a picture of it.

    Larry

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    Re: Rubber spacers for accessories? 2016/12/16 06:37:11 (permalink)
    This: http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Scotch-3-4-in-x-30-ft-Linerless-Rubber-Spicing-Tape-41717-BX-10/205523418
    Put it on loosely for cushioning. Stretching it to half its size and wrapping will cause it to bond to itself and become completely waterproof and depending on thickness provide electrical insulation for up to 69,000 volts. It is also available in 1-1/2" width.
    post edited by noahvale - 2016/12/16 06:39:19
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    Re: Rubber spacers for accessories? 2016/12/16 06:46:37 (permalink)
    Thanks all.
    I too was considering some of the 3M tapes. They always offer quality products.

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