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David R

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on: December 19, 2007, 06:53:00 pm
I think that my Sixty 5 is pretty like it is, but I'm curious about adding the knee rubbers, like on the deluxe model. I love that look, and I notice that with my solo seat that my knees are always rubbing there. I have the green touch up paint on order. Can anyone tell me what that would entail?


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Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 07:04:01 pm
I installed some kneepads on a 65.  I just cleaned the surface with wax and silicone remover, and alcohol.  Then I used J B Weld to stick them on.  Be sure to measure them out first, and use a removable marker for reference points. Put a light coat of it on the pads, and the tank.  Let them set a few minuets, and stick them on.
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Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 07:52:53 pm
Thanx, which pads did you use? Have you posted a pic here?


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Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 08:43:03 pm
No pictures.  Was another guy's bike.  They were the 60's knee pads from CMW part number Z90557. 
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Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 11:37:39 am
I am working on a similar project and would like to use the knee pads as pictured in the attached photo.  Hitchcock sells the Evo-Stick adhesive but it appears that it is available only in the UK.  Would anyone know about a substitute available in the US?  Thank you.
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Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 06:47:11 am
Loctite 60 sec universal glue works really well.


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Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 11:54:59 am
Thank you Finbullet.  Some might have thought it was a silly question  because I could have just google it.  I did. The thing is that I am have this anxiety about using such adhesive  on a brand new custom paint.  I just wanted to hear from someone's own experience.
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Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 12:11:03 pm
Triumph use 3M double sided sheets for their accessory knee pads. Very sticky product.
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Reply #8 on: September 17, 2018, 01:45:05 pm
Triumph use 3M double sided sheets for their accessory knee pads. Very sticky product.
Thank you Portisheadric.  I have seen ads for these but did not know what to think about them.
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Reply #9 on: September 17, 2018, 04:57:32 pm
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Reply #10 on: September 18, 2018, 09:23:25 am
   Any kind of adhesive used to stick anything on a RE gas tank is going to alter the surface appearance of the clear coat if not the actual paint.

     I've been EXtremely careful with my '08 because it was cosmetically perfect when I got it. It was a good day in the paint and clear coat shop when mine was built. Even being extremely careful (because I've spent so much time modifying it) I've had a few "accidents" and the clear coat is very easy to ding or abrade. I'm still seeing the marks left by the gasket when I binned the giant dog house rear light assembly, the marks are deep into the clear coat. The bike is still more or less pristine and nobody else even sees what glares out at me. It's very minor stuff.   

         I wonder where David T IS now  ??? ???
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Reply #11 on: October 01, 2018, 07:09:18 am
I have an old nfieldgear catalog and they sold the glue on knee pads and recommended automotive trim adhesive. I glued a set to an old Triumph tank once and used black silicone and it worked well. It takes a while to cure so you need to to hold it in place to cured and make sure the tank is free of oil and wax.
 The pads on my 2000 are thicker and attach with a screw.
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