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Rubber Lever End Thingies
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Cormanus Online
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Rubber Lever End Thingies
In my opinion this important topic deserves a thread of its own.

Inspired by Ferret and others, I decided that the CB1100 as shipped was incomplete without the little rubber lever end thingies so, armed with the part number, I went along to a Honda dealer in Brisbane when I was visiting a fortnight or so ago. I was told they'd have to be imported.

Well, they were, and they arrived yesterday when, by a stroke of fortune, I was in Brisbane again so I went and picked them up.

Those levers look pretty bare don't they?

İmage

İmage

Not any more!

İmage

İmage

They were truly awful to put on. Good trick getting your dealer to do it, Ferret. I beat them into submission by giving them a bath in near boiling water, squirting a dribble of WD40 onto the knob and then whipping them on while they were hot and supple.

I'm now a very happy camper.
(This post was last modified: 07-30-2017 03:21 PM by Cormanus.)
03-31-2014 05:19 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Rubber Lever End Thingies
Dang.....those look good on there..great job Cormanus! Thumbs Up


Everytime a set goes on, an angle earns her wings Angel

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03-31-2014 05:32 PM
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popgun Offline
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RE: Rubber Lever End Thingies
(03-31-2014 05:32 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Dang.....those look good on there..great job Cormanus! Thumbs Up


Everytime a set goes on, an angle earns her wings Angel

ROFL

That fight to get them on is part of the initiation to "our thing" Cool

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03-31-2014 05:36 PM
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Cormanus Online
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RE: Rubber Lever End Thingies
(03-31-2014 05:32 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Dang.....those look good on there..great job Cormanus! Thumbs Up


Everytime a set goes on, an angle earns her wings Angel

I'll have to go for a ride in a minute. I just know it will ride better with them there. Clap

(03-31-2014 05:36 PM)popgun Wrote:  ROFL

That fight to get them on is part of the initiation to "our thing" Cool

Thanks
03-31-2014 05:40 PM
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pechorin75 Away
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RE: Rubber Lever End Thingies
(03-31-2014 05:19 PM)Cormanus Wrote:  They were truly awful to put on. Good trick getting your dealer to do it, Ferret. I beat them into submission by giving them a bath in near boiling water, squirting a dribble of WD40 onto the knob and then whipping them on while they were hot and supple.

I'm not quite sure why, but your post reminded me of a certain scene in the original version of "Total Recall"...

(I'll post the pic small to avoid inadvertently grossing anybody out.)

   
03-31-2014 06:23 PM
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Cormanus Online
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RE: Rubber Lever End Thingies
(03-31-2014 06:23 PM)pechorin75 Wrote:  
(03-31-2014 05:19 PM)Cormanus Wrote:  They were truly awful to put on. Good trick getting your dealer to do it, Ferret. I beat them into submission by giving them a bath in near boiling water, squirting a dribble of WD40 onto the knob and then whipping them on while they were hot and supple.

I'm not quite sure why, but your post reminded me of a certain scene in the original version of "Total Recall"...

(I'll post the pic small to avoid inadvertently grossing anybody out.)

ROFL
03-31-2014 06:32 PM
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Rick Froscheiser Offline
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RE: Rubber Lever End Thingies
Looking good. I remember putting them on my hondas when I was a kid. Had just as much trouble installing them now and I did back then. But they do make the bike look better. Thanks to the ferret for this idea.
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03-31-2014 06:38 PM
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Pterodactyl Offline
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RE: Rubber Lever End Thingies
(03-31-2014 06:23 PM)pechorin75 Wrote:  I'm not quite sure why, but your post reminded me of a certain scene in the original version of "Total Recall"...

Funny you should say that. Sort of reminded me of an incident that happened while having a little R and R in Saigon back in '68. Probably better forgotten really Confused.

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03-31-2014 07:12 PM
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Elipten Offline
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Rubber Lever End Thingies
I don't get the issue people have getting these on. A little spit on the lever, a little spit inside, a shop rag and wiggle side to side and on it goes. Man up.


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03-31-2014 07:16 PM
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Tyke57nz Offline
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RE: Rubber Lever End Thingies
Just as a matter of interest what is the part number of the "Rubber Lever End Thingies" as they do look rather good.
03-31-2014 07:17 PM
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