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tunnel fillers

Postby m2102 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:03 pm



I have read the pros and cons on the fillers but want to install them any way. does anybody have any tips to putting them in or a how to video showing the prosece ?



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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:34 pm

Shouldn't be that difficult. I was looking at them once and decided against them because folks kept loosing them.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby m2102 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:55 pm

don't know about loosing them, no a couple folks that have had them in for quite some time with no problems. mine were only 10$ at cyclemax. cheap for what they are meant for. I mite make a pattern for them and look for sme think foam and maybe try and make a couple for a spare. thanks cbx4evr, I asked same question on the other site

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby ct1500 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:11 pm

Here is a pattern. :D
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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby cbx4evr » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:40 pm

There is no dimension locating the hole horizontally. I haven't actually gone out and measured on the bike. Maybe it's that simple.
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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby m2102 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:45 am

Thanks for all the replies everyone, today is the ay they go in.

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby m2102 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:55 pm

well got them in and it was pretty straight forward. just be a little careful of any wires or cables, especially on the left side. also made a template out of a piece of card board. if I can find a piece of 3"foam I mite make a spare set.

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby Maddogg » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:34 am

Ok, here comes another one of my stupid questions. I have alot for some reason. What is a Tunnel filler? What does it do. The pro's and the con's?

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby m2102 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:49 am

When sitting on your bike look down by the forks and you can see the ground. They fill in that space to block wind and rain if you are a rain rider off you

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby Maddogg » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:56 am

Thanks, m2102. I hate to sound dumb. I thought thats what they were but i wasn't sure if I was missing something. :roll:

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:23 pm

I think they're pretty much a useless doodad for people who want to spend a bit more money. I have done thousands of miles of riding in the rain, and I've never seen rain come UP through the tunnel.

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby m2102 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:05 pm

I have had bugs and even small pebbles come up thru the part the fillers block.i think they also help block some of the wind that can come up from there. for 14$ from cyclemax I think they are worth the small investment

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby daveinozbikes » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:09 am

I had the Cyclemax fillers fitted but found they made the handlebars hard to turn ( Not Good) :roll: Solved it by cutting them in half..now I have two sets and can turn the handlebars safely..also painted them black with tyre paint...looks good.

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Re: tunnel fillers

Postby m2102 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:21 pm

I never had a hard turning experience when I put mine in.but if it works better for you then you have an extra set for when you replace




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