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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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Kickstarter rubber

Can any of you recommend a supplier of good kickstarter rubbers? The ones I am buying only seem to last a few weeks.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 08:39 AM
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Can any of you recommend a supplier of good kickstarter rubbers? The ones I am buying only seem to last a few weeks.

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Do a search on my user name going back a month or two. You'll find a similar inquiry on "rubber" along with replies. 8)

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I don't usually use a rubber on the kickstarter because it seems like they're always either coming off or tearing. However, someone recently gave one that doesn't seem to work it's way off. Only been on there about a month so I don't know if it will be durable, but it definitely stays put on the kickstarter. All the ones I've ever used had the same sized holes at either end, but this one has a smaller diameter hole on the outboard side.

Not sure where it came from, but I do know that the semi-retired Triumph mechanic who gave it to me gets his parts through John Healy so that might be a hint.

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The ones I've used are either closed at one end or have a larger and smaller hole at each end. They along with the gearshift rubber are replaced at least once during the riding season.

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Thanks Chaps,

Not sure it is worth shipping one over from the US. The ones I have found in the UK so far are rather poor. They start to self-destruct after only a few weeks but I guess it is cheaper to keep a stock of them than import.

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Thanks Chaps,

Not sure it is worth shipping one over from the US. The ones I have found in the UK so far are rather poor. They start to self-destruct after only a few weeks but I guess it is cheaper to keep a stock of them than import.

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Hi Ian,

Both of mine (Tiger and T100R) were UK sourced and both are standing up fine. I did check my records for where I got them, but I seem to have omitted that record. Ahem...

I think they were from Tricor Andy in Hereford - but don't quote me. Both are closed end. I put them on with a bit of WD40 and both spin on the shaft, so maybe that's a clue? They were only a few £ anyway, so they are a consumable item IMHO.

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.................I put them on with a bit of WD40 and both spin on the shaft, so maybe that's a clue? ........
Pre applying the WD40 sounds like a good idea.

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Thanks Andy, will try that
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i drilled and tapped the end of one kickstart pedal and bolted on a fender washer.

rubber hasn't come off in forty years.

doesn't keep them from falling to bits tho

heater hose works well
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Oil line ( reinforced ) is my solution. : )
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