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post #1 of 7 Old 11-07-2017, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ways to keep rubber bumpers from coming off

My topbox came with rubber bumpers that fit into the Givi mount. Helps to keep the case from bouncing around, but when you pull the top case off, those bumpers fly off and get lost. Since they just push into the holes, there is nothing underneath to keep them there.

I was thinking of melting a hole through and putting a wire on it, or maybe some kind of clip? Or maybe even glue them in place.

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There are also rubber bumpers with a hole through middle, so a washer and bolt could be attached underneath, is that better?
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-07-2017, 11:10 PM
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I wrap a long nylon strap around the box and the frame it attaches to. it may move a bit but it won't leave the bike.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-08-2017, 07:07 PM
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I bought some furniture bumpers at Ace Hardware for a couple of bucks. They’re adhesive so they come off after awhile, but then I just put a new one on ...


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post #4 of 7 Old 11-08-2017, 07:53 PM
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I would not try the nut and bolt idea as the case might end up sitting on metal. Over time the repeated squashing and relaxing of the bumper/grommet have worn them to where they work out of their hole. Rubber supply stores usually have a whole range of bumpers/grommets - places that sell rubber mats and automotive trim. Have a look there for replacements.
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I dunno...perhaps you could try to silicone them on?
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I found some oversize rubbers at Napa or some place that tend to stay put.

A little Goop or similar adhesive would help too. You could also put a little film of grease on top of them that would prevent them sticking to the case.
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A previous owner glued some 1/8" thick rubber pieces to the metal mount plate so that when my Kappa K48 top case is there, it's snug against the mounting points.

Naturally, one of the four rubber pieces fell off at some point. I've not yet found a suitable replacement. A small piece of folded-up cloth is filling in for now.
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