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1 inch O Ring

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1 inch O Ring

Post by Paul H » Tue May 28, 2019 5:54 pm

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Got back from a ride today and noticed an O Ring about 1 inch in diameter laying on top of my engine on the rear brake side. My bike is a 97 1100 Virago. Does anybody have an idea where this could have come from?
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Re: 1 inch O Ring

Post by ViragoJoe » Tue May 28, 2019 6:11 pm

Paul H wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Got back from a ride today and noticed an O Ring about 1 inch in diameter laying on top of my engine on the rear brake side. My bike is a 97 1100 Virago. Does anybody have an idea where this could have come from?
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Re: 1 inch O Ring

Post by ViragoJoe » Thu May 30, 2019 8:03 am

Paul H wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:54 pm
[IMG_0469.JPGGot back from a ride today and noticed an O Ring about 1 inch in diameter laying on top of my engine on the rear brake side. My bike is a 97 1100 Virago. Does anybody have an idea where this could have come from?
Paul,
Could it have possibly been used as a Throttle Lock like this:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18&p=26&hilit=O+ring+throttle#p26

I can't think of anything else that it would have been used for near the engine rear cylinder upper end.

Unless, it was just placed there by someone to play a prank on you. And yes! Those folks are out there.
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Re: 1 inch O Ring

Post by Paul H » Fri May 31, 2019 9:56 pm

Feel kind of stupid. I found where the O ring goes.
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Re: 1 inch O Ring

Post by ViragoJoe » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:16 am

Hey Paul,
That's funny. :lol: :o What are the chances of having one of those roll off the highway peg and get blown up to land on top of the rear cylinder head?! I have those same highway pegs with the O-rings on my bike. Now I'm going to keep an eye on those highway peg O-rings. I might not be so lucky. Someone might just see it laying on the road and say "Gee, I wonder where that came from?" :roll: Thanks for letting me know. I was still mulling over where it could have come from.

Harbor Freight carries a box with a large selection of O-rings, just in case it happens to you again and your rear cylinder isn't wearing its catchers mitt.

Harbor Freight Metric O-rings:

https://www.harborfreight.com/397-piece ... 67580.html
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