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post #1 of 9 Old 09-08-2009, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Rubber baby buggy bumper, AKA center-stand thingy

Okay, I've got a question...

My lovely wife found a rubber disk lying in the driveway this weekend. After careful examination of said disk, I noticed "GA 507" stamped into it (okay, okay, it's actually raised, not stamped). I don't know what the actual part-number is.

After searching this forum, I see that this part belongs to the Suzuki centerstand, and keeps it from slamming into the exhaust (no wonder it has been really loud when I've been taking the Strom off the stand).

Anyway...I would put the piece back on, but the rubber nipple that fits into the hole has pretty much torn itself away from the disk. I called Suzuki to have this part replaced, but alas, they will not do it.

So...what should I do? My thoughts were:
1) Zip-tie that SOB on.
2) Get some vulcanizing glue and reattach the nipple, then zip-tie that SOB back on
3) "Acquire" one off another DL650 with Suzuki centerstand.

Any other ideas?

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4) Countersink a hole through it and attach it with a nut and screw. If you feel real frisky, add a flat washer or two to the mix. As long as you countersink enough to get the screw head below the surface, you should be golden. And even if not, the centerstand hitting a screw head will be a lot quieter than hitting the bracket.

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4) Countersink a hole through it and attach it with a nut and screw. If you feel real frisky, add a flat washer or two to the mix. As long as you countersink enough to get the screw head below the surface, you should be golden. And even if not, the centerstand hitting a screw head will be a lot quieter than hitting the bracket.
That is an interesting idea. The disk is not that thick, but it could work.

I'll try and post some photos later of the part. May head down to the garage right now to take some photos.

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Fixed!

Rode to the dealership yesterday after work, and asked if they had anything that would work, since they couldn't order a part.

A few minutes later the parts guy comes back with a little rubber pad, much smaller than the original one, stamped with "16700". This thing is tiny. Best part...free!!!

I go out to my bike and install it. And it works perfectly. It actually looks like it should have been the original part, as it fits on the mount a lot better.



Size comparison. Original on the right.


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I had this same thing happen to me a few years ago...and found that the rubber bumper piece on the back of the black plastic frame guards works as well...and is a part number you can order.

I ordered two...and carry a spare with me in case it ever happens again.

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I had this same thing happen to me a few years ago...and found that the rubber bumper piece on the back of the black plastic frame guards works as well...and is a part number you can order.

I ordered two...and carry a spare with me in case it ever happens again.

BTD.
That is very helpful to know incase this one ever fails. Thanks!

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And the 2 round ones on the seat. Also the same.

I just found out looking at the ones on the black panels.

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An auto parts store will have something like that.


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