Showing posts with label Adding panel rubbers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adding panel rubbers. Show all posts

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Adding panel rubbers

 Another easy job with just a couple of points worth mentioning.

I have always found it easier to put the rubbers in a bowl of boiling water for a few minutes to make them soften. This makes them considerably easier to put on, as with most of therubbers on a scooter AND it helps them to conform to the shape of the frame lip so that when dry, they cling better to the shape.

Look at the end of the rubber strip and notice it goes on only one way. The cutaway in the rubber itself is the same shape of the frame lip it sits into.

Start at the front of the scooter and work your way to the rear, pressing the rubber in to the lip as you go and working quickly so the rubber remains soft and flexible. Make sure you do NOT stretch the rubber as it will shrink back a little when dried and cool. If it does this, you will be left with an unwanted gap at the front and rear.

Once it has cooled, cut off any excess "just" above the end of the panel lip so that the rubber is not curled under by the curve of the side panel at the rear when fitted. The cut off should be parallel to the ground.

It's a good idea to fit the panel rubbers at this time so that when working on the scooter, your clothing or tools don't accidentally catch the edges of the frame and cause damage.

Another nice and simple job done.