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1Back to top Go down   Ever heard of "rescue tape?" Empty Ever heard of "rescue tape?" on Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:54 pm

duck

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It's stretchy silicone stuff that sticks to itself without adhesive and is more miraculous than duct tape.

I always carry some now after blowing a radiator hose in Carmel one day. (And it happened on a Monday so all the nearby BMW dealers were closed. Arghhhh!)

It works great for repairing radiator hoses but has some other emergency uses too. Not applicable to Ks but people have used it to make emergency fan/alternator belts.

The week before last I was riding down through Oregon and the chin piece had fallen off of my Arai helmet somewhere??? Fortunately I had the rescue tape on hand and used it to make the helmet better again. Very glad that I had it.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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2Back to top Go down   Ever heard of "rescue tape?" Empty Re: Ever heard of "rescue tape?" on Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:11 pm

Two Wheels Better

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This stuff? I don't think I'll be leaving my gaffers tape at home, but looks like the biz for some emergencies.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

3Back to top Go down   Ever heard of "rescue tape?" Empty Re: Ever heard of "rescue tape?" on Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:36 pm

Point-Seven-five

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It's also sold as Self-Amalgamating tape. Used by sailboat riggers, and electricians for outside work. Stays flexible and doesn't ooze sticky stuff.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

4Back to top Go down   Ever heard of "rescue tape?" Empty Re: Ever heard of "rescue tape?" on Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:03 pm

MartinW

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I've been carrying a roll for years. The one time it might have come in handy, I forgot I had it. Ever heard of "rescue tape?" 610153
Regards Martin.


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K75s Hybrid
    

5Back to top Go down   Ever heard of "rescue tape?" Empty Re: Ever heard of "rescue tape?" on Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:59 pm

BobT

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Also known as self vulcanising tape and used on the connections for satellite dish LNBs to keep them waterproof.

    

6Back to top Go down   Ever heard of "rescue tape?" Empty Re: Ever heard of "rescue tape?" on Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:37 pm

jbt

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Here in France it's named "peau de chat". Cat's skin.
Don't ask why...

    

7Back to top Go down   Ever heard of "rescue tape?" Empty Re: Ever heard of "rescue tape?" on Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:29 pm

Two Wheels Better

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But can it make dessert, shine your shoes and rig votes?
cheers


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

8Back to top Go down   Ever heard of "rescue tape?" Empty Re: Ever heard of "rescue tape?" on Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:08 pm

MartinW

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jbt I know you said don't ask why it's called skin of the cat. And I know curiosity killed the cat, but I want to know why. Until this question is answered I do believe that many sleepless night will have to be endured. I've got to know.
Regards a puzzled Martin.


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9Back to top Go down   Ever heard of "rescue tape?" Empty Rescue Tape on Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:05 am

redrockmania

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In Australia best price is from Aldi (Their tape also is made in the USA). The rolls come in various primary colours as well as black. They seem to release it about very 6 months.

    

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