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  • 14091-1505 Lower Cowls - Part that seals plastics against engine

    They don't stock these anymore and I'd like to get suggestions on what material I should use to make my own.

    This is the seal that goes between the side plastics and the engine.

    It's just crumbing away on my.

    I took an outline of each, but I never quite find the "right" material.

    The funny thing is, I've tried to order this item, but gave up and canceled my order after waiting.

    Today, just for kicks, I asked them again, and they said it's a high ticket item, and I should order and wait till the production resumes.

    I find that hard to believe (high ticket item).....is that true?

    dinky
    Last edited by dinkyguitar; 05-06-2019, 10:17 AM.

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    I too have tried to find stuff to replace those. I try to handle them gentle as hell when doing repairs/service,
    They are brittle and look like shit. Gotta be something to make this out of. I'm sure if you found the OEM
    stuff it would be $$$$$$$
    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
    but sometimes it just needs a mod"

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    • #3
      OEM, $96 at Ron Ayres....
      Forget the ones that forget you ....

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      • #4
        There's actually one on ebay in Bulgaria...about $77 maybe...

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        • #5
          Anything 2nd hand will be like ours are now.
          Forget the ones that forget you ....

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          • #6
            I should have said the one in Bulgaria is new.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dinkyguitar View Post
              I took an outline of each, but I never quite find the "right" material.
              Can you share the outline with us?
              I.e. using flatbad scanner.

              While the elite pushes for ecological transition and electric engines, I enjoy the power of a 1200cc 4 strokes engine fed by 4 x 40mm. carburetors.

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              • #8
                Get something like this stuff, cut it to a rough shape, and fit it. It will squeeze up where necessary.
                Forget the ones that forget you ....

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                • #9
                  Raw material - you'd just need an outline:

                  high-temperature foam | McMaster-Carr‚Äč

                  I bought a new left-side foam seal last Summer - other side was not available.

                  Next time I have the lower cowls off I'll order this stuff and cut two as mirror images and glue them together since they are 1/2" thick and adhesive-backed.


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