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Model 96 fuel tank

Post  dalgrae on Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:54 am

Can someone possibly please advise me regarding the fuel tank on my 1965 model 96 ,the bike has been off the road for many years when I found it ,but is complete and looks very original,during its total refurbishment,I am removing the existing green paint from the tank back to bare metal,the bike came with 2 loose rubber tank knee pad grips,the only colour paint on the tank back to the metal is green,but there are marks in the metal that show the rubber grips have been there for a very long time,all the pictures/photos I can find do not show any tank knee grips but do show them on the James M16 ,.

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:22 am

Colin every time I have had an original model 96 they have either had stick on kneepads, or marks where they have been, when I see a restored one ,they are usually omitted
Based on this I would suggest they were original fitment, but were liable to come off ? and not be readily available to replace ?
The knee pads seem to be the same ones fitted to the Fulmar, as the 96 was a bit of a "parts bin" special and it shared parts from earlier models, panel from James L20,seat from sports twin, frame from model 86 etc.
AMC were desperate to produce a "new " model and raided the parts bin for suitable parts to keep costs down, unfortunately it was too late, the 96 was launched in July 1965 and a year later it was all over !
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Re: Model 96 fuel tank

Post  dalgrae on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:45 am

Many thanks John. It was probably what I was expecting in an answer I will give the pads I have another good look ,and if Ok fit them ,any idea what type of glue to use I am mindfull of it reacting wth the paint

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:06 pm

Not my area I am afraid, might be worth talking to anybody who sells/restores 1960's Unit triumphs as these are similarly stuck on ?
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Re: Model 96 fuel tank

Post  dalgrae on Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:39 pm

Again John thanks

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Re: Model 96 fuel tank

Post  paulfb96 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:44 pm

I've had my 96 since the early 70s, I was the second owner and it did have the rubber pads on when I got it.
I restored it a while back now but I did find some new tank rubbers at the time, they are an exact match and I don't think they are anything special so you should be able to find new ones.
I can't remember what I used to glue them on with but they haven't moved in all that time. I vaguely remember using evostick or something similar, but can't sure. I know I coated both surfaces and had to make sure they lined up first time.

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Re: Model 96 fuel tank

Post  dalgrae on Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:21 am

Hi thanks for this ,I have had a good look in the boxes that came with the bike and there are a pair of good condition pads that match the markings on the tank,and looking at various forums it seems anything from a good double sided tape to Silicon sealant is suitable,so I think I will use some black silicon on mine

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Post  Bigjim on Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:36 pm

Are they the same as the AMC 4 stroke ones used on the 250s?
They look a bit like the things people used to stick on their shoes as the leather wore out.
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Re: Model 96 fuel tank

Post  dalgrae on Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:44 am

Thats a very good description ,the ones I have are very thin

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