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So this might be a odd request but does anyone have that rubber piece that is taped to the frame kind of under theseat? It's the piece that keeps the frame from getting scratched by your thigh. I'm missing the right side one off of my 2002. Thanks
 

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Lost both of mine years ago. It is a insulator for the heat in the frame not to make you uncomfortable when sitting with your leg on it.
 

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It turns out the rubber thingys also helps keep rain from running along the frame rails and into your battery and relaybox.


Left Side is 5PX-2476-U-00-00 "Protector 1"


Right Side is 5PX-2476-V-00-00 "Protector 2"


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Part # 5PX-2476U-00-00 & 5PX-2476V-00-00 for left and right "Protector".


Have you tried a dealer? Any idea what they charge for one?
 

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My Corbin doesn't stay pressed against it enough on the right side on the back bolthead loop so it hascome loose twice lately that I've noticed. Hopefully I won't lose it before I can figure out a good way to resolve that.
 

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Somebody used a piece of chewed gum. I'd maybe try a dab of clear siliconesomeplace toward the front to resist wind but still away from the bolt head to allow for flex removing the tank. Luckily my Mustang seat has a nice fit.


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My Corbin doesn't stay pressed against it enough on the right side on the back bolthead loop so it hascome loose twice lately that I've noticed. Hopefully I won't lose it before I can figure out a good way to resolve that.
 

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Hopefully I won't lose it before I can figure out a good way to resolve that.




What about trying a small piece of velcro underneath so it is not permanant and it wont fly off.
 

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I think velcro would add noticeable spacing and bulk possibly. The front bolt loop stays put and the back one always has other then those two times so I doubt I'll lose it but when someone mentioned that it got me wondering. I could always just put the fastener loop under the bolt head instead of over it I guess. Eh, no biggie. I'm glad I didn't just take them both off and toss them though after reading the problems it's caused others.
 

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Hu and the whole time I was just thinking that it was for cosmetics. I should have just put some new self adhesive tape on it when I noticed it coming loose. Oh well it's just another item that proves that procrastination eventually costs more time and money.
 

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Has anyone ever tried painting the contact area of the frame rail (and the corresponding area of the rubber) with contact cement?
 

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Contact cement gets hard and crusty over time, plus there's times its handy to remove the rubber protectors. A flexible bond is most handy. That's why I thought about maybe a small dab of clear silicone caulk. It'll probably stick, but will also probably release from the powerder coat if pulled. Plus it doesn't mind the vibration. There's probably better things out there.
 

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Re: Rubber flap thingy attachment

hi guys - having been in the sign industry for eons! - i'm up to speed with adhesives that work outdoors - winter to summer they have a real tough job to do!- 1. velcro adhesive is actually very heat sensitive and will as said, not only space out the fitting [perhaps too much] but also let go just when the frame gets hot! - so not a good idea imo - most decent double sided tapes are ruddy expensive - 2. the best onthe market at present is 3M vhb [very high bond] tape comes about 1mm thick to allow stuff to expand at different rates of heat co-effecient -it looks as though on mine, yami have used something similar in quantity - however as a footnote these days even 3M have been reducing the solvents to be planet friendly, unfortunately and really quite stupid, because it's only solvents that bite into paintwork etc to make them bond properly - sosigns overheadcould fall down - nothing like a physical fixing to keep stuff in place i say but not always possible as in this case - if you see an adhesive say for wall boards that says 'solvent free' i would and do give it a wide berth
- lost one of my rubbers [is it a natural material?] and the other was letting go, so i've to put mine back on and i take note about water drainage! - if those protectors are made of a polyethelyne type plastic the only specialist glues that stick to that stuff are 'national debt' prices and not that good any way[back to physical fixing] - so find the best automotive double sided half inch thin padded tape you can find - use industrial meths [uk need customs certificate to keep/buy but has no dyes so doesn't mark stuff or smell [smells sweet] and is nearly 93% proof[hence licence] and only2% below iso propalchohol used to clean circuit boards etc and chemist sell that but 5x times price of ind meths!!] to clean both parts [wont hurt anything but inked graphics it cleans off a treat!!] before applying tape - these days it's a good idea to 'key' surfaces with a 3M type plastic pad before degreasing, but you may not wont to do that to the frame if you wont to leave them off one day -


that's my bit of info - regards tom ba - **** the stuff we don't know we know!!
 

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Re: Rubber flap thingy attachment

Or... you could just quit shaving your legs and man up! My calf was resting on my slip-on pipe while I was filling up


the other day and if not for the burnt hair smell I would have never known.
 
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