Dnepr Knee Pads

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Lmo
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Dnepr Knee Pads

Post by Lmo » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:24 pm

I pulled them off to paint the tank.

WTF is the trick to getting them back on? Heat in boiling water? Soapy water?
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Re: Dnepr Knee Pads

Post by motoleo » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:27 am

Lmo wrote:I pulled them off to paint the tank.

WTF is the trick to getting them back on? Heat in boiling water? Soapy water?
All of the above plus patience and possible another pair of hands.
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Re: Dnepr Knee Pads

Post by dneprlover » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:46 pm

Boiling water to soften the pads
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Re: Dnepr Knee Pads

Post by Lmo » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:30 pm

Thank you DL.

Mine are probably original 1963 vintage; somewhat hard with minor stress/age cracking. I have one of those tools.

Just the opposite problem with the knee-pads on my 6gal BMW tank; they're glued on... unless they've fallen off.

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Dnepr w/ '06 Ural Drive Train
C5 Power Arc
125/42 jets
Drilled slides/
.030" shims

1973 BMW R75/5 (original owner)
1947 HD FL (long gone, forever regretful)

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