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Relays flopping in the breeze...

So I had a great ride today- warmest, sunniest November day I can recall - and when I got back did a little maintenance. Removed the left side cover, and saw that the two electrical relays were hanging by their wires - down around the air filter opening (no snorkel). Each one used to have a rubber sleeve around it (apparently made by the same supplier who produced the battery hold down strap) which fit over a tab on the frame. The rubber is toast. I'm wondering if someone else had this problem and came up with a better solution than just buying replacements. I assume that the relays need some vibration isolation from the frame. Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated.

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I put a zip tie around the deteriorated rubber to hold it all together.

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I wrapped it with black electrical tape. Ghetto, I know, but considering the quality of the rubber, the same could be said for the stock holders, and yes, the battery strap. Still holding up.

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I used two rubber bands and some foam tape. I figure they'll probably need to be replaced about as often as the air filter.

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Same here, yes very poor rubber.

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I used zip ties. The rubber parts for the relays are not available in the Uk. Battery strap is. I believe the relay rubbers are pretty generic so some research may find an identical part elsewhere. All the flimsy rubber parts on my '04 have gone.
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The rubber parts for the relays are not available in the Uk.
Yes they're available. Part number T2500259 costs around a couple of quid from the likes of Lings (world of Triumph) or indeed any dealer.

Item 25 on this listing

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My relays fit into seperate holders and were held to the air box by the , now, non existant rubber holders. This diagram seems to show the relay holder as one block held down by screws. Maybe '25' is a rubber anti vibe cushion or waterproof cap.
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My relays fit into seperate holders and were held to the air box by the , now, non existant rubber holders. This diagram seems to show the relay holder as one block held down by screws. Maybe '25' is a rubber anti vibe cushion or waterproof cap.
You seem to be looking at item 24, that's the fuse box. The drawing is a bit vague but those items are a like a square rubber holder with a slotted section that fits in the tongues that are built into the airbox. I've just received a couple from Lings today...they look like these:



They're fitted to lots of Triumphs, the Sprint for example. Here's some in an advanced state of rot and decay:


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I bought one at the dealer recently for my starter relay. They had it on the shelf and
though I don't remember what it cost, it was cheap. The rubber they use is garbage,
but if you have to replace them every 5 years or so it isn't really a big deal.
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