Date: 26-02-21  Time: 04:19 AM

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Petrol tank prop
« on: 26 December 2020, 10:30:57 PM »
So i was in a shop a while back and I saw the mechanic has a tank prop made out of what looked like a pneumatic car hood prop (see below) and I wonder if there was a shorted one for motorcycles..? Or Will have I have to make one out of a small gas strut & some rubber feet..?

- https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Tool-W1475-Telescoping-Hood/dp/B00EDEEOT2/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=car+hood+prop&qid=1609021648&sr=8-2

« Last Edit: 26 December 2020, 10:33:58 PM by b1k3rdude »

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #1 on: 27 December 2020, 10:53:08 AM »
Or you could just use a piece of wood like everyone else. :pokefun
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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #2 on: 27 December 2020, 11:44:41 AM »
My prop is a bit of old broom handle

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #3 on: 27 December 2020, 12:29:33 PM »
i have two I use. One is an 18" block of wood, the other is an old spirit level thats about the same length. Both fit behind the front of the tank and into the gap in the frame meaning they dont slip when knocked.
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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #4 on: 27 December 2020, 01:03:41 PM »
Yep - wood. in fact I have various shapes and lengths that sit along with my normal tools for different bike jobs.
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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #5 on: 27 December 2020, 02:36:34 PM »



 :agree

I used a felt tip pen and wrote 'Genuine Yamaha part' on my bit of wood. Saved myself a fortune  :)

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #6 on: 27 December 2020, 04:35:52 PM »
For years I've been meaning to cut a specifically shaped bit of wood to hook onto the bars and front of the tank. Perhaps with some protruding bolts to hook the tank bracket onto etc. Never got round to it. Still I just use some random bit of wood I have to hand and put up with occasionally knocking it and having the tank crashing down onto me...

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #7 on: 27 December 2020, 04:48:08 PM »
Some Suzuki’s come with them. SV650 if I recall correctly.
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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #8 on: 27 December 2020, 05:21:02 PM »
Length of jack chain for me, hung from the roof truss, spring clip each end, so totally clear access

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #9 on: 28 December 2020, 06:51:05 PM »
I used a felt tip pen and wrote 'Genuine Yamaha part' on my bit of wood. Saved myself a fortune
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For years I've been meaning to cut a specifically shaped bit of wood to hook onto the bars and front of the tank.
This is a basic-tech level I could fall back on, I take the take will open open so far?

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #10 on: 28 December 2020, 10:36:45 PM »
That looks more like a telescoping hiking pole than a gas strut, which makes me think you might be able to use one of those telescoping curtain poles if you can find one the right length and type?

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #11 on: 29 December 2020, 11:12:50 AM »
telescoping curtain poles if you can find one the right length and type?
Yeah that what I was thinking, small and thin enough to sit in the toolbox.

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #12 on: 29 December 2020, 12:07:32 PM »
check out fishing tackle stuff. They have a lot of telescopic pole things, short ones too for little rod rests and keep nets.
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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #13 on: 11 January 2021, 06:05:41 PM »
yeah! or 10 balls of ground bait with a little rod rest through them, :lol :lol :lol :lol
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« Last Edit: 11 January 2021, 06:54:45 PM by fazersharp »
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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #15 on: 12 January 2021, 01:53:45 PM »
A scrap length of 15mm copper tube with a walking stick rubber glued on one end would do the trick. Mines a bit more "factory" than that, but not by much :lol .

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #16 on: 12 January 2021, 08:31:19 PM »
A scrap length of 15mm copper tube with a walking stick rubber glued on one end would do the trick. Mines a bit more "factory" than that, but not by much :lol .


That looks like the lower end of you're walking stick  :rollin :rollin :rollin

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #17 on: 12 January 2021, 08:54:39 PM »
A scrap length of 15mm copper tube with a walking stick rubber glued on one end would do the trick. Mines a bit more "factory" than that, but not by much :lol .


That looks like the lower end of you're walking stick  :rollin :rollin :rollin
:lol Yeah it does a bit, or the bottom sawn off a crutch.

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Re: Petrol tank prop
« Reply #19 on: 13 January 2021, 10:27:51 AM »
That looks good, just need rubber tips and were golden.