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Postby diymirage » 06:26 pm Aug 14 2013

found a few of these at my job the other day

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not sure what they are called but they worked perfect for what I wanted...to fix my exhaust stays
the front one is extremely simple, you just disconnect the two pieces (one from the frame, one from the pipe) and cut the rubber from the one it is still one
then you just drill a hole in each of them and bolt the bumper in between

the upper one is a bit harder, if you try to bolt the bumper in between the OEM pieces the nut on the back will rub up against the tank so there you have to cut a new stay from stock and rotate the bottom to clear the tank

not sure what is going on with the lighting but you get the picture (yes pun intended)

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Postby pumpguy » 06:41 pm Aug 14 2013

Is this a part that is on the inventory list with your company's part #? If yes, you might ask the Purchasing Department for a vendor name and Purchasing Description. That way you'll know what it's called and who makes or sells it. With that info, the supplier should be able to tell you where they can be bought retail. I would bet this is something McMaster-Carr or Grainger already sells, or could get pretty easily.
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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby diymirage » 07:10 pm Aug 14 2013

no, it is something that we keep in the nuts and bolts cabinet to keep some of our ancient machines running

BUT grainger was a good idea indeed
they are called "vibration isolators"
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/materi ... =All&xi=xi

the ones I used were 10-24 pitch but grainger also carries metric
starting at $1.99
much better than OEM replacement
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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby KDXohio » 07:40 pm Aug 14 2013

I did this on mine too picked one up at the local tractor supply has lasted for 3 years now with no signs of any problems soon.
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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby Robbie » 09:05 pm Aug 14 2013

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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby bufftester » 09:08 pm Aug 14 2013

yeah I have a couple of these on my bike, got mine at Grainger, but any industrial motor supply place, tractor supply, etc will carry them in different sizes
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Postby rbates9 » 09:15 pm Aug 14 2013

They are also available at chainsaw dealers. I have a few kicking around waiting to find a good use.
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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby dfeckel » 02:21 pm Aug 16 2013

This is awesome. I need one for my '83, and I just wasn't willing to pay full price for a new one ($15!), or pay $35 for an eBay fasteners lot.

I'm a cheap-o.
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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby diymirage » 05:33 pm Aug 16 2013

cheap-o you say ?
watch out for batsey, he like to pick on us cheapos
its all in good fun though, and on top of that, im too cheap to pay attention to him anyway :lol:



on a side note, mention should be made of this on the "got a new bike" thread because every KDX ive ever gotten had them broken
(not a big surprise seeing how the are 7 years old at the very least)
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-2003 Yamaha TTR125-L (wifeys bike)
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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby KDXohio » 06:01 pm Aug 16 2013

diymirage wrote:every KDX ive ever gotten had them broken
(not a big surprise seeing how the are 7 years old at the very least)


Not just the kdx either they're typically deteriorated and falling appart on all the older bikes
1990 KDX200 FMF Fatty, Answer VFC silencer, Boysen rad valve, Wiseco Piston, KX125-J series KYB USD fork conversion, J series front brake assembly, air-box snorkel removed, Acerbis Headlight, KX450F Front fender, Pro Taper RM bend bars, ASV front Brake lever, MSR Clutch perch and lever, RB Head mod, 36mm PWK carb, Trail Tech Kickstand.
1983 Yamaha IT490 - Tag bars, .40kg fork springs, DG silencer, Decompression Valve, YZ Aluminum Kicker
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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby rbates9 » 07:55 pm Aug 16 2013

diymirage wrote:cheap-o you say ?
watch out for batsey, he like to pick on us cheapos
its all in good fun though, and on top of that, im too cheap to pay attention to him anyway :lol:



I am surprised that you were willing to pay for the two nuts it takes to get them mounted to the bike. :wink:


From what I have seen of the universal isolator mounts like you have posted they tend to be softer then the stock mounts. Good or bad I don't know. I have seen them separate from the stud many times but for the difference in price it sure is worth trying.

And there is a difference between cheap and DIY cheap. Cheap is not wanting to spend a lot of money on things. DIY cheap is trying to get a used part shipped to him that cost fifty cents new. :lol:
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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby diymirage » 09:37 pm Aug 16 2013

rbates9 wrote:
diymirage wrote:cheap-o you say ?
watch out for batsey, he like to pick on us cheapos
its all in good fun though, and on top of that, im too cheap to pay attention to him anyway :lol:



I am surprised that you were willing to pay for the two nuts it takes to get them mounted to the bike. :wink:




I guess I should have mentioned I found the two nuts half an aisle down :lol:


and as for me being cheap, lets just call it nostalgia :shh:
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-2003 Yamaha TTR125-L (wifeys bike)
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Re: best idea i've head in a LONG time

Postby KDXrider1989 » 10:17 pm Aug 31 2013

I did something very similar using stuff you can find at a local auto parts or hardware store, for cheap too

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