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Offline BeenyBoy

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Tank Knee Grips
« on: January 16, 2020, 03:56:24 pm »
Is there a trick - other than glue- in getting the rubber knee grips to sit flush with the tank. I've tried bending the profile of the fixing plates to match the curve of the tank but there is still a gap of about 3/8" around the edge.
Any thoughts ?

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Re: Tank Knee Grips
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 04:59:42 pm »
It sounds like your rubbers are distorted? Unlike other makes where you have to fix the plates and then try and feed the rubbers over them. The BSA different styles seem to be easier and neater with the through screws. Ron

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Re: Tank Knee Grips
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 05:10:04 pm »
The grips and plates are new- (and weren't cheap !). THe rubber is certainly a lot thinner than those in the photo...
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Re: Tank Knee Grips
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 05:25:57 pm »
If you have gaps of 3/8 inch :o, either the rubbers or plates are radically wrong....I'd take it up with the seller.
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Re: Tank Knee Grips
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 06:25:31 pm »
I buy all my rubber parts from Jeffrey Hunter (the rubber man) jeffalanhunter@aol.com

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Re: Tank Knee Grips
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 07:52:44 pm »
you certainly get what you pay for the cheap knock off ones are poorly fitting etc.
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Re: Tank Knee Grips
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 01:08:32 pm »
These weren't cheap (actually quite expensive !!) but are pretty poor quality I'm afraid to say....just seems to be a painstaking "bend it a bit...try it...bend it a bit more try it..." and repeat until they fit 
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