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Author Topic: Rubber Bits?  (Read 558 times)

3rdgear

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Rubber Bits?
« on: August 02, 2010, 04:20:04 AM »
I am new to the Royal Enfield world and hope to own one in the next few weeks.  Test drove a 09 G5 last Saturday and really enjoyed the experience.

Question: What function does the rubber bits wedged between the fins perform and can they be removed?

If this question has been answered before, any links would be appreciated.

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3rdgear 

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Re: Rubber Bits?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 05:03:37 AM »
Could be wrong cause I've never had this issue but seen them on other bikes Seems on some bikes the fins will sing from vibration. Guess the rubber bits stop it. Other than vibration dampeners I couldn't imagine what they'd be for but then again nobody's ever accused me of being smart before.

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Re: Rubber Bits?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 05:40:24 AM »
Welcome to the forum 3rdgear.
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Re: Rubber Bits?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 06:12:46 AM »
They are called Damper Pad and their name suggest it all. I did not felt any change in noise or vibration levels when I had them off. Only positive I felt was the less overheating of the engine in bumper to bumper traffic in Indian summers.

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Re: Rubber Bits?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 11:18:16 AM »
I took them off my C5  as fast as I could, they are supposed to reduce engine noise, but I couldn't tell any difference without them,
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Re: Rubber Bits?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 02:02:23 AM »
Makes sense. Thanks for enlightening me.

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Re: Rubber Bits?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 01:37:37 PM »
Mine are off with no difference, except for looks.