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DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« on: January 04, 2016, 02:10:43 pm »
I have lost one of my fuel tanks's rubbers.

I've ordered a replacement, but it needs to come from Japan.

If anyone has a spare lying around, or not using their DR, it will be appreciated.

It's part no. 15 on the diagram.




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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 07:58:24 pm »
Trailering my DR back from Stilbaai a few days ago we stayed over at my boet's place. Checking the tie downs he picked up one of the tank rubbers that have fallen off the bike whilst being towed and which has lodged itself in the front of the trailer near the loadbin.

Seeing this I am now even happier that I have not lost it :biggrin:

 

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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 09:45:36 pm »
I think I have spare factory and homemade but I'm in Durban.   Ian
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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 10:33:26 pm »
Trailering my DR back from Stilbaai a few days ago we stayed over at my boet's place. Checking the tie downs he picked up one of the tank rubbers that have fallen off the bike whilst being towed and which has lodged itself in the front of the trailer near the loadbin.

Seeing this I am now even happier that I have not lost it :biggrin:
I have an 18l IMS, and remove most plastic parts after a ride to wash the bike. It was nowhere to be seen.

Could it be that the plastic tanks flex enough, for these rubbers to become dislodged.

I did trailer and ride the bike in Tzaneen, the weekend before I went to Swaziland for 3 days. Did a quick wash before Swazi only.

During the Swazi ride I occasionally heard a sound, never heard before. Maybe the tank rubbing on the centre support rubber?

No signs of chafing on the tank.


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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 10:35:48 pm »
I think I have spare factory and homemade but I'm in Durban.   Ian
Thanks Ian!

Will keep this in mind. Have ordered from Suzuki, and don't have a ride planned at this stage.

If I need one urgently I will contact you, maybe we can send it via Postnet.


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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 10:54:09 pm »
Trailering my DR back from Stilbaai a few days ago we stayed over at my boet's place. Checking the tie downs he picked up one of the tank rubbers that have fallen off the bike whilst being towed and which has lodged itself in the front of the trailer near the loadbin.

Seeing this I am now even happier that I have not lost it :biggrin:

Could it be that the plastic tanks flex enough, for these rubbers to become dislodged?


That was my impression. They come loose easily - I have a Clarke tank.
 

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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2016, 12:34:42 pm »
ou balle, julle sien die ooreenkoms hier???

Hou op om die bikes te trailer!

hahahaha

sorry chopper, het nie vir jou een nie.

maar loop soek n rubber plek in die spruit en sny vir jou een...

as jy lang stuk tjoep vat en hom oprol sal dit ook werk?

anders moet jy maar vat tot jy n beter idee kry of n ander hont wat jou kan uithelp!


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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2016, 12:58:19 pm »
Matie

Hierdie ou ballie trailer dalk, maar hy ry ook!

Vandat jy in Swazi was, het ek nog nie weer gehoor dat jy in die veld was nie!


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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2016, 09:53:12 am »
Matie

Hierdie ou ballie trailer dalk, maar hy ry ook!

Vandat jy in Swazi was, het ek nog nie weer gehoor dat jy in die veld was nie!


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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2016, 10:43:11 am »
Trailering my DR back from Stilbaai a few days ago we stayed over at my boet's place. Checking the tie downs he picked up one of the tank rubbers that have fallen off the bike whilst being towed and which has lodged itself in the front of the trailer near the loadbin.

Seeing this I am now even happier that I have not lost it :biggrin:

Could it be that the plastic tanks flex enough, for these rubbers to become dislodged?


That was my impression. They come loose easily - I have a Clarke tank.

I don't think they come off as long as the tank is one the bike. Two bikes with two Clarke tanks for 8 years - 100,000km between the two - never lost any.

The rubbers falling off and rolling into dark corners while you check valve clearances and the tank is off is another story.
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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 11:44:51 am »
Trailering my DR back from Stilbaai a few days ago we stayed over at my boet's place. Checking the tie downs he picked up one of the tank rubbers that have fallen off the bike whilst being towed and which has lodged itself in the front of the trailer near the loadbin.

Seeing this I am now even happier that I have not lost it :biggrin:

Could it be that the plastic tanks flex enough, for these rubbers to become dislodged?


That was my impression. They come loose easily - I have a Clarke tank.

I don't think they come off as long as the tank is one the bike. Two bikes with two Clarke tanks for 8 years - 100,000km between the two - never lost any.

The rubbers falling off and rolling into dark corners while you check valve clearances and the tank is off is another story.
I remove the tank to clean the bike after every long ride. :thumleft:

I suspect that the bike was on the side stand (and not on the crate), when I fitted the tank. :-\

Reckon the rubber was slightly off the attachment, and pushed onto the engine when fitting the tank. Rubber must have fallen off during the ride. :(

Notice to self: Check rubbers after fitting tank, and don't rely on sturdiness of the tank only! :thumleft:

Lesson learned! >:(



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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2016, 02:15:15 pm »
As soon as I read about your mishap and following my own near miss, I took the tank rubbers off, put on a bit of contact glue and put them back. Just as an added safety measure.

 

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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2016, 03:19:37 pm »
As soon as I read about your mishap and following my own near miss, I took the tank rubbers off, put on a bit of contact glue and put them back. Just as an added safety measure.


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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2016, 03:24:08 pm »
Hi Henk, I might have a spare for you. Will check tonight and let you know.
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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2016, 03:29:34 pm »
Hi Henk, I might have a spare for you. Will check tonight and let you know.
Much appreciated Dale! :thumleft:
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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2016, 02:32:43 pm »
Hi Henk, I might have a spare for you. Will check tonight and let you know.
Much appreciated Dale! :thumleft:
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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2016, 04:27:29 pm »
Still on about this? Sounds a bit anal taking your tank off after a ride. Would say the same about the contact glue but I did the same after I lost one! I had a wait for a replacement so I made one up from a rubber bung with a hacksaw and drill. I ordered an extra one just in case but I think Lecap is right, it came off somewhere when I was working on it but I've never found it.

The tool on the RHS of the picture is do do the fork seals. I thought these things were pretty standard but I had to make up a new one to hold the DR fork. Available in Durban if anyone needs.  
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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2016, 11:28:03 pm »

Ian

An after pic of my DR, after a 3 day hard core ride in Swaziland.

Besides a proper clean, it gets serviced, and an oil change about every 3rd ride.

I've done 4 of these rides during 2015.

Not a single issue!


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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2016, 10:02:10 am »
Hi Henk, I might have a spare for you. Will check tonight and let you know.
Much appreciated Dale! :thumleft:
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Hi Henk, I found the spare I had, but its from a DR350.
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Re: DR 650 SE Fuel Tank Rubber
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2016, 01:44:41 pm »
Hi Henk, I might have a spare for you. Will check tonight and let you know.
Much appreciated Dale! :thumleft:
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Hi Henk, I found the spare I had, but its from a DR350.
Thanks Dale! No problem.


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