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Offline Scott_Kaplan_ME

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Gas Tank Bumpers/Snubbers
« on: June 24, 2019, 02:06:49 pm »
Howdy,

Last time I had my gas tank off I noticed I'm missing one of the two round bumpers/snubbers/dampers that you slide the tank onto (part 92075 here
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motorcycle/1999/concours-zg1000-a14/fuel-tank. It could have popped off and rolled into the garden... or a corner of the garage... but I haven't found it yet.

Big question is how important is it to have two? It's a $3-$5 part depending on where you get 'em, but my Yankee spirit impedes my ability to order one and pay twice what it's worth on shipping. Didn't find any on Amazon.

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Re: Gas Tank Bumpers/Snubbers
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 04:20:06 pm »
Howdy,

Last time I had my gas tank off I noticed I'm missing one of the two round bumpers/snubbers/dampers that you slide the tank onto (part 92075 here
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motorcycle/1999/concours-zg1000-a14/fuel-tank. It could have popped off and rolled into the garden... or a corner of the garage... but I haven't found it yet.

Big question is how important is it to have two? It's a $3-$5 part depending on where you get 'em, but my Yankee spirit impedes my ability to order one and pay twice what it's worth on shipping. Didn't find any on Amazon.

Scott

Scott, depending on how close your inner fairing panel is to the tank, the missing bumper may allow the tank to c*** far enough so that the paint on the tank is chaffed by the edge of that inner fairing. Worse scenario would be that the tank shifts from the non-bumber side and the metal frame mount for that bumper erodes a hole in the tank.

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Re: Gas Tank Bumpers/Snubbers
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 04:39:02 pm »
You need something there to keep the tank from moving around. Those round rubber cushions fall off almost every time on me. I finally zip tied them in place.
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Re: Gas Tank Bumpers/Snubbers
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019, 09:08:23 pm »
When you get a replacement wrap a few layers of electrical tape over the steel nubs that the rubber bumpers slide over. They won't fall off so easily in the future.

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Re: Gas Tank Bumpers/Snubbers
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 09:30:37 pm »
When you zip tie the 2 bumpers, do the crossover pad also just as a precaution. :)
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Re: Gas Tank Bumpers/Snubbers
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2019, 05:10:00 pm »
I've just used a slight smear black RTV adhesive in the bumpers "bore" and on the flat surface that rests against the frame. Tain't had one come off yet.

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Re: Gas Tank Bumpers/Snubbers
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2019, 06:55:05 pm »
glued mine on with rubber cement, never lost one again either.. RTV is just as good...

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Re: Gas Tank Bumpers/Snubbers
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 10:48:17 pm »
ditto on zip tying

take off tank and look down on top of engine with flashlight.
mine fell off and got caught down in there.
hard to see its black
fished it out.



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Re: Gas Tank Bumpers/Snubbers
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2019, 11:03:09 pm »
Order something with it and make the shipping worth it . You know the bike needs something else...lol .
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