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Suspension Rubber Bands

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Suspension Rubber Bands

Post  Alternator on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:26 pm

I have a FB Powerbike 50 which has two rubber bands used for the front suspension. These are now perished and need replacing so does anyone know where I might find some or if I can adapt something to fit?
Thanks,
Steve.

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Post  piston 197 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:55 am

Very similiar bands to these are used on grass track and speedway bike front suspension,i would think a look on the computer to any of the grass/speedway suppliers would come up with something,possible suggestions RTS and TIG PERRY (both gloucestershire based) or any other similiar supplier ,JH
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Re: Suspension Rubber Bands

Post  Alternator on Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:35 pm

Thanks for the suggestions - very helpful.

I've had a look at the forks you mention and some appear to use rubber O rings stretched into shape as the suspension medium. I think I can copy the idea by measuring the old parts that I have and selecting something similar from an O ring catalogue.

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Post  piston 197 on Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:29 am

The "o" ring type are used on speedway leading link type forks the earlier uprights used flat rubber bands as helpers on the outside of telescopic forks,stretched around two bosses ,one on the slider and one on the stanchion.It was the flat rubber type i was referring to ,not the "o"ring type.I am sure if you speak to one of the grasstrack suppliers,and give them your band dimensions,they will either be able to supply them or know where to get them,JH
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Re: Suspension Rubber Bands

Post  Alternator on Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:15 am

Thanks again. This has given me something to follow up. Very Happy

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Powerbike rubber suspension bands

Post  FB vincent on Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:58 pm

Alternator wrote:I have a FB Powerbike 50 which has two rubber bands used for the front suspension. These are now perished and need replacing so does anyone know where I might find some or if I can adapt something to fit?
Thanks,
Steve.

Go to Mopedland at http://www.mopedland.ukfsn.org/chain/index.html#spring

You will find them available ex stock (Plus lots of FB Powerbike info at EACC). Sandy Ross

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Re: Suspension Rubber Bands

Post  Alternator on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:05 pm

That's brilliant!
I could not ask for better than that. Very Happy

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