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 Post subject: Quick Tank Grommet experiment
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:01 pm 
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Location: Lancaster, UK
model: 907 I.E.
year: 1993
So, I inherited the bike with only 2 ageing Tank retaining grommets.

I wanted to check to see if the cheap China sourced Honda CG125 parts would replace the originals at a fraction of the price of the originals (if you can find them).

So I received a about 24 pieces of tanks grommets for less than €5 including postage, so far so good.

initial comparison... they are quite different in size to the Ducati part.

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Either too wide or too narrow. So clipped the wide piece so there was room to give

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and with a trim tool easily placed it in the tank hole.
The rubber isn't that flexible and you'll need to grease them a little to make sure they let go once the panel is in place.

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but they are ok, given the price and availability, and I'll be using these while I sort out some of the original fitments.

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Just thought i'd share.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Tank Grommet experiment
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:39 pm 
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Location: Chicago-NW Suburb
model: 750 Paso
year: 1988
I used round grommets from an ace hardware. They are an exact fit. They form to the oval when inserted.


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 Post subject: Re: Quick Tank Grommet experiment
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:02 am 
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Location: winston salem, nc usa
model: 907 I.E.
year: 1993
A little update, I needed a good handful of these and called Omaha Ducati here in the states and furnished them with the part number that G had and they said no problem but had to come from Italy in about a week. I ordered 20 and cost me about 38 usd including postage. They were much cheaper than the Honda ones that I tried to match up and total time of not quite 2 weeks. Arch.


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