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Offline ShaunMac

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Super Rocket Tank mounting
« on: 08.03. 2013 20:57 »
Hi all,

When I took the fuel tank off I've found what appears to be pipe insulation around the frame to hold the tank. I very much doubt this is correct.
Anyone help with what the Super Rocket fuel tank should be mounted on/with?

Thanks,
Shaun
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Re: Super Rocket Tank mounting
« Reply #1 on: 08.03. 2013 21:53 »
Pipe insulation is as good as anything. Originally pieces of rubber wrapped around the top tube.

Trev.

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Re: Super Rocket Tank mounting
« Reply #2 on: 09.03. 2013 08:59 »
Hi Shaun.
Must agree with Trev the part split pipe insulation is ideal, retained with some tape works well, also recommend you have the rubber buffers (11042-8052) fitted to either side of the intermediate frame tube and the front security plate 11167-8085.
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Re: Super Rocket Tank mounting
« Reply #3 on: 09.03. 2013 09:38 »
Hi Shaun,

BSA designed 2 different sized rubber bridges to do this job on the A50/A65 models.  One for the rear and one for the front.  I modify these bridges to use on my pre-unit models and have templates made to the correct dimensions.  The insides don't need touching but I cut the outsides to size using a cutting disc on an angle grinder.  It's a bit messy and dusty (facemask and eye protection required) but it makes a really good solid job.

The attached image of the templates gives you an idea what they finally look like.

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Re: Super Rocket Tank mounting
« Reply #4 on: 10.03. 2013 22:41 »
Thanks guys. It's only had the pipe cladding on so I'll look at the buffers also.

Cheers, Shaun
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