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Old 10 November 2011, 10:04   #1
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End cones

Folks I am thinking of fitting end cones (cone shape) to the tubes on the SR4. There are none fitted at present. If I buy (where?) the two end cones is it a straight forward stick on job or will I have to do any tricky construction? I am thinking the rubber end cones will help protect the pointed end of the tube? GS

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Old 10 November 2011, 11:03   #2
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End cones are fitted from the inside. You will have to split the tube and fit them the like. It's not really a DIY exercise

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Old 10 November 2011, 15:53   #3
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Are you talking about end cones (as the tube diameter tapering to a point), or end caps that fit on the pointy part of the existing cones (or tube ends, if you will)?

For the former, see Biffer's reply; for the latter, not sure there's much of a need for them.

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Old 11 November 2011, 09:20   #4
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No it isn't a straightforward job - get somebody professional to do it. Been there done that, aaaargh never again moment
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