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Post  Snails on Thu May 08, 2014 4:08 pm

Ok. Never done it before and it's not easy. Some of you must of fitted the beam a few times so please can I have some tips or methods?

Also it has two rubber parts fitted on the ends. There should not be any long rubber parts like you might find on a Series 3 horn casting are there?

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Re: Centre Beam

Post  Thackers on Thu May 08, 2014 4:44 pm

Ed, there are 2 rubber strips that run the length of the beam, one either side.

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Re: Centre Beam

Post  Snails on Fri May 09, 2014 5:16 am

Thought there might be. I will have to buy some Sad

Anyone know if best to fit to beam in advance of offering it up to the scoot?

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Post  daz.h on Fri May 09, 2014 6:19 am

just on my lunch break, ill post details later.

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Post  daz.h on Fri May 09, 2014 12:32 pm

ideally, get some one to help you.
undo the steering bolt and remove it, twist the headset and raise it up a few inches, there is generally enough slack in cables and electrics to allow this. Fit the smaller rubber finisher to the lower of the beam, fit the beam side rubbers too.
I found it very helpful to smear grease on the bottom of the beam rubbers and spray wd40 on the inside of the legsheilds.
with the lowest part of the beam first, guide it to as near as possible to where it will be screwed down.
then lower the rest of the beam downwards, you will then see why the grease and wd40 come in handy as they can be a tight fit, especially getting it over the steering lock, I've never managed to remove or fit one with the headset/ bars still in position.

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Re: Centre Beam

Post  Snails on Fri May 09, 2014 2:39 pm

Bugger! That's a right pain.

Thanks for the advice though I will get someone in to help. Can't see anyone selling beam rubbers unfortunately so a friend has suggested using Vespa glove box or rank rubbers ( can't remember which exactly) but will look into them as a possibility.

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Post  wack 63 on Fri May 09, 2014 3:36 pm

I think you would struggle with a Vespa toolbox rubber. The Vega rubber is around 8mm to 10mm wide and flat on the 3  sides so something like this is similar although the bottom isn't flat but may fit ok.
  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121322790376?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D121322790376%26_rdc%3D1
   
I found holding the trim on with masking tape helped keep it on when fitting the beam ,then remove once beam seated.

(link now fixed. daz.h)

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Post  Snails on Sat May 10, 2014 1:12 am

Thanks for the link Wack I may give that a go. Is it not possible to slide the trim on after the beam is neat fitted? I suspect having the trim on makes it harder to get into place - or its help in stopping scratches makes it worthwhile ?

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Post  Snails on Sat May 10, 2014 1:13 am

Nearly fitted not neat fitted!

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Post  wack 63 on Sat May 10, 2014 1:19 am

I don't think you would get it on once beam nearly there. Best to do as Daz posted using grease / WD40.

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Post  Snails on Sat May 10, 2014 2:09 am

Ok thanks for help.

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Post  daz.h on Sat May 10, 2014 1:01 pm

you would really struggle getting trim on later, there are some strange angles and tight spots.

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Re: Centre Beam

Post  Snails on Wed May 21, 2014 6:56 am

Got it on, plus a few scratches and without bottom end rubber but with wheel trim

Oh well not that bothered by lack if bottom rubber


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