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heloego

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on: March 31, 2017, 03:51:49 AM
  There's been small mention of Parcel Grill tank attachment methods, mostly discussing how the suction cups end up marring the paint finish.
  A couple of methods have been proposed, including adding felt pads in the cups.
  -I tried the felt pads, but in time they still scuffed the paint finish.
  -I tried clear vinyl tape, but felt it looked like sh*t and the cups didn't attach any better than without.

   I found a $1.00 package of Velcro that included 1" (25.4mm) rounds and thought "Why not?", and since each pack contained 6ea hook, and 6ea loop rounds I bought two packs.
   They can easily be removed, no marring of the finish, and easily replaced.

   Start by applying the hook side (with loop side attached) to the four cups on the grill. Press the Velcro down into the cup for maximum adhesion.
   Then simply placed the grill in an optimal position on the tank, and firmly press again.
   Leave in place overnight.
   The grill can now be easily removed by simply separating the velcro at each point of it's attachment.
   

   Hook side on the cups.
   Loop side on the tank, with grill removed.

   Grill on the tank.
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Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 04:39:15 PM
Great idea.


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Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 08:32:35 PM
Looks good. Can you actually put anything on the grid without the actual grid detaching from the Velcro fastening?


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Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 05:09:52 AM
   The Velcro is not the strongest out there, so I wouldn't expect it to hold if my tank bag was attached only to it.   I'm using the Velcro to hold the grill in place mostly for the sporty look. At a steady 65mph it holsd by itself just fine, but when I take it to Aurora this Spring/Summer I'll be putting my tank bag on top of the grill then using the bag straps around the tank to secure it.
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Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 10:21:42 PM
Hi Heloego,

I know this is an old post but I was wondering where one can find the Parcel Grill Tank Attachment you have.

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Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 02:02:18 AM
I got both of mine through CMW before they handed over to Baker Motorsports. I have invoices somewhere but they won't help, so I'll look around and see what surfaces.
Since the CMW ones are no longer available, E-Bay has a slew of used Triumph Parcel Grids that might work. They're designed to screw directly into bosses in the tank, but some long screws and appropriate sized suction cups would do nicely.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2019, 02:41:32 AM by heloego »
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Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 11:53:29 PM
Thanks heloego,

I will take a look and see what I come up with.
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Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 09:03:44 PM
We used suction cups and they worked great
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Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 10:48:59 PM
Hi Kevin,

Are you referring to using suction cups on the Triumph postal grids on a RE C5 tank?

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Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 06:35:09 PM
In case anyone is interested, I came across this rack:

MOTONE Customs AERO Rack

They are available in stainless and black powder coated.

I wasn't sure is I could post a link to it here so just search Google and you will quickly find it.

I ordered one and will report back once I have had a chance to try it out on my C5.
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Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 01:45:24 PM
   I found that though the suction cups work well in cooler temps, they eventually would loosen as the temps rose requiring re-setting them to maintain suction.   While not a major concern, the cups eventually marred the paint finish requiring some elbow grease to buff them out.    My original solution (velcro) was workable, but the adhesive in the cup and on the tank softened enough in the sun to allow the grid to occasionally drop into my lap while riding. Seriously annoying!
   
    My latest fix:
1) Remove the Velcro pad from the suction cup,

2) Remove all traces of the Velcro adhesive from both the cup and the Velcro pad,

3) Apply silicone sealant to the cup, press the recently cleaned and dried Velcro into the cup, and allow to cure.   

Have not had a problem since.
   
« Last Edit: June 15, 2019, 01:48:39 PM by heloego »
'18 Bonneville T-100, Blue/White
'12 C5 Classic
'06 Electra X AVL w/32mm Mikuni and Gold Star system.