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Offline Triumphboy

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Frame hole plugs
« on: October 25, 2016, 04:11:39 PM »
Hello folks

I'm selling these plugs / bungs for the 4 frame holes that I think are unsightly and probably could do with being covered up for the winter!
PM me if you want a better price at £16 from here. Cheaper due to Ebay fees.

View the link for a description.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322305757208?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

I'll send them out 1st class. Usually same day.
Any questions, please ask.
Many thanks.
Triumphboy
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Re: Frame hole plugs
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 05:48:38 PM »
I'll take some - been meaning to do them for ages - PM just about to be sent

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Re: Frame hole plugs
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 07:47:55 PM »
Thank you Petekeys

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Re: Frame hole plugs
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 07:48:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by petekeys [+]
I'll take some - been meaning to do them for ages - PM just about to be sent

Ow come on !!!......ever heard of "Google" ;)

£ 16 for 4 plastic plugs wich you can buy at every construction market  :138: :138: :138:

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Re: Frame hole plugs
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 08:51:46 AM »
yep I know .. but by the time I get the sizes right I'd have bought several wrong ones .. so I'm investing in someones time to put a pack together ..

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Re: Frame hole plugs
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2016, 09:21:18 AM »
I made my own. :001:

But I realise this isn't an option for everybody unles you have a lathe and milling machine in the shed!

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Re: Frame hole plugs
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2016, 09:30:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by petekeys [+]
yep I know .. but by the time I get the sizes right I'd have bought several wrong ones .

You can simply measure these holes.
Buy plugs that are 1-2mm bigger.
Put the plugs one minute in hot water wich will make them easier to install ;)

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Re: Frame hole plugs
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 07:12:10 PM »
You are quite right, you can buy them yourself but getting the right quality and the right sizes takes a bit of work and investment. After trying several sizes and quality suppliers, I chose these as the best that I could find.

You shouldn't be disappointed. They are not Wunderlich or R & G prices. Not even close, and it's for all 4 holes!

Cheers
Triumphboy
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Re: Frame hole plugs
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 07:14:11 PM »
Hello PL2112

Your home made ones look very nice by the way!
Thanks for showing them

Cheers
Triumphboy

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Re: Frame hole plugs
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 07:34:48 PM »
Hi Triumphboy

Thank you!
Mine are a bit more "engineered" and would probably work out more expensive than Wunderlich or R&G lol.
They are made from Delrin (an engineering nylon).
The large ones for the swinging arm spindle use a 6mm alloy bar threaded at either end that goes through the hole in the spindle.  The plugs are tapped M6 and there are 6 small holes in the face to tighten them with a peg spanner.
The small ones have another piece inside with an o-ring that is squashed and expands as the screw is tightened. The outside face is milled at a 12° angle to match the frame.

I'm quite sure many of you are asking - why?
Because I can!