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Old 06-26-2013, 06:56 PM   #798
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Eliminate some rubbing...

Kriega rash - well is not really a rash.

Iím getting some rubbing from the aluminum buttons that hold the straps onto the Overlander 30. I got the same rash from the GL, but these seem to be much deeper as there is focal pressure. I was not really worried about this as is it dirty most of the time and rear fenders are disposable and cheap, but I just installed a rear Safari tank and was not too keen on the aluminum button rubbing on the tank (photos here: intent in bringing this up is not to whine, but to present a potential solution to share:

My rash:

My button:

My solution:

I had some left over rubber laying around. Punched two holes and scored the center with a razor blade - essentially making a dog bone shaped cut out.

I have not tested this solution yet so there might be flaws, but I though I would pass this information around to others who might me concerned about the rubbing caused by the aluminum buttons.

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