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General => The Star and Garter => Topic started by: DON GRAY on 28 April, 2017, 10:14:30

Title: Kick start rubbers! PAH!!
Post by: DON GRAY on 28 April, 2017, 10:14:30
Brand new kickstart rubber fitted.... the final touches to a rebuild.......half a dozen kicks later & the **%%ing end shears off it! What's that all about????!!!!
Title: Re: Kick start rubbers! PAH!!
Post by: JulianS on 28 April, 2017, 11:42:53
Kickstart, gearchange and footrest rubbers often seem to be poor quality and wear very quickly. Certainly wear out more quickly than some years ago.

If its gone that quick I would get my money back from the seller.

I did buy a very good open end kickstart rubber for my A10 about 18 months ago. I avoid the closed end option. It is still very good condition after many many kickstarts. That was from C and D Autos.
Title: Re: Kick start rubbers! PAH!!
Post by: DWS on 28 April, 2017, 13:17:43
Brand new kickstart rubber fitted.... the final touches to a rebuild.......half a dozen kicks later & the **%%ing end shears off it! What's that all about????!!!!

Another example of a host of rubbish parts for classic motorcycles on the market recently I'd say, was it bought from an established supplier or one of the new 'Boy in his Bedroom' classic parts suppliers?
Title: Re: Kick start rubbers! PAH!!
Post by: TTJOHN on 29 April, 2017, 12:58:11
Yes, I had the same problem, I thought it was me being too heavy on the kick start, I guess we need to buy the ones without the end knobs on. >:(

TTJohn
Title: Re: Kick start rubbers! PAH!!
Post by: DON GRAY on 01 May, 2017, 06:29:36
To be honest chaps I'm really not surprised....All the rubbers have been like this on all my Brit bikes since I can remember.... It's a wrong material choice. They wear out continuously don't they. Have you ever noticed this on Japanese bikes of say the 70's & 80's? No! They have them moulded from a much more durable elastomer material that stands up to what they're designed to do.  I was surprised that the damn NEW kickstart rubber last about 6 kicks before tearing apart! Yes, bought from one of the largest BSA suppliers, so not their fault.... Think I need to start a new business..... Durable Brit Bike Rubbers!!