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Rubber Bit

Post by FJRoss » Sun May 27, 2018 9:43 am

While washing my new-to-me bike, a mysterious piece of rubber appeared. No idea where it came from but I am fairly sure it came off my 2011 FJR. I have a few photos of the piece with a quarter beside for size scale.

Trying this at the "other" place. A few suggestions so far but nothing found yet. Moulded piece of rubber with a "tab" on one end. Looks like it was torn off something. A moulded channel in the piece - one side looks finished and the other looks ripped or sliced. Obviously designed to protect something. Can't tell where it came from but I am guessing closer to the front than the rear and maybe toward the front of the tank??? I have not (yet) looked under the tank but will the next time I have it raised for anything.

Probably a totally unrelated piece of material placed there by someone knowing it would drive me crazy...

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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by raYzerman » Sun May 27, 2018 9:49 am

I don't think that's an FJR part, looks custom made....
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun May 27, 2018 9:55 am

If you didn't live so far from Evanston,IL...I'd say Marty 0Face stuck that on your bike just to drive you crazy.
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by 0face » Sun May 27, 2018 3:39 pm

The Flux-Capacitor is leaking Canadian coins. Better put that back on, nobody takes those worthless tokens...
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun May 27, 2018 4:10 pm

FJRoss wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 9:43 am
While washing my new-to-me bike, a mysterious piece of rubber appeared. No idea where it came from but I am fairly sure it came off my 2011 FJR. I have a few photos of the piece with a quarter beside for size scale.

Trying this at the "other" place. A few suggestions so far but nothing found yet. Moulded piece of rubber with a "tab" on one end. Looks like it was torn off something. A moulded channel in the piece - one side looks finished and the other looks ripped or sliced. Obviously designed to protect something. Can't tell where it came from but I am guessing closer to the front than the rear and maybe toward the front of the tank??? I have not (yet) looked under the tank but will the next time I have it raised for anything.

Probably a totally unrelated piece of material placed there by someone knowing it would drive me crazy...

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I think Bust's urologist found that during the last colonoscopy, unleashing a flood. He goes to various meets and puts them on bikes...kinda like a Flat Stanley project.
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by wellsj » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:58 am

Not sure what to call it, but it almost looks like one of the rubber support tabs that is under fuel tank. Not sure why someone would cut it. Of course I may be way off base on this, hard to tell from the picture.

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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by Intech » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:03 pm

Windshield mechanism rubber?
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by FJRoss » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:55 pm

Intech wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Windshield mechanism rubber?
Maybe? Don't remember anything that looks like that but haven't had the nose cone off to check anything up front on this bike. I completely removed the windshield mechanism "gasket" on the '07 and re-installed with 3-M trim tape and a piece like this doesn't seem familiar - that was 6 years ago, I think.
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Not sure what to call it, but it almost looks like one of the rubber support tabs that is under fuel tank. Not sure why someone would cut it. Of course I may be way off base on this, hard to tell from the picture.
Nope. That all seems intact.
Not sure how I could make the picture any clearer...

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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by FJRoss » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:34 am

Thanks to Intech (Correction FYB - see below) for getting me to go back and look at stuff!
I was just having a look at the parts fiche for the 2011 and the "gaskets" that seal the windshield arms are quite different from those in the 2007. For the earlier model, it was a single moulded sheet with slots and cutouts in the appropriate places.

Part 51 https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamah ... /cowling-1
I remember quite a few people had problems with it detaching and causing jams. I originally had problems but took it apart, cleaned it up and fixed it - some people just removed it completely.

I see that on the 2011, the seal is actually in five separate pieces.
Parts 44 to 48 https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamah ... /cowling-1
It is quite possible that the mystery rubber bit is from one of these pieces. Fiche is too low resolution to see for sure. It can wait until I have it apart in the off season - have some fairly major stuff I want to do.
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:55 am

FJRoss wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:34 am
Thanks to Intech for getting me to go back and look at stuff!
Oops. MAJOR error. :mrgreen:

On this board that is FYB. Nobody knows him by Intech...even though that's his board "name".

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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by Intech » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:54 am

[/quote]

Oops. MAJOR error. :mrgreen:

On this board that is FYB. Nobody knows him by Intech...even though that's his board "name".

:D
[/quote]

How is that helpful?
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:47 pm

Intech wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:54 am
Oops. MAJOR error. :mrgreen:

On this board that is FYB. Nobody knows him by Intech...even though that's his board "name".

:D
How is that helpful?
I think everybody knows how helpful it is.

Hey I didn't complain when you announced your were going to wax and rub down your...
...bike.

It's important that Ross not seem out of the loop.
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by 0face » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:48 pm

Intech wrote:
Oops. MAJOR error. :mrgreen:

On this board that is FYB. Nobody knows him by Intech...even though that's his board "name".

:D
[/quote]

How is that helpful?[/quote]

You’re right... we need to put a sign on you so everybody knows who to FU too. Now that would be helpful.

FYB(ikeWaxingDoucheNozzle)!!
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by Intech » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:13 am

Thread shitters!
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Re: Rubber Bit

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:42 am

Intech wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:13 am
Thread shitters!
FYB! :)
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