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    Sheep Dog
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    Airhead battery cover?

    OK! I've got to be missing something here. What holds the battery covers on a R90/6? Looked at a parts Fische and it show a "rubber ring". Is that just a big rubber band?

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    #4869 DennisDarrow's Avatar
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    That is it exactly........Some folks use a back-up and wire them into place.....Hopefully somebody will pitch in the technical name for them but I dont remember it being Battery covers..........lol......good old memory can't recall right now......YES.....a couple of rubber bands or a bungee........God bless......Dennis

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    Thanks, Dennis! The more I dig into this airhead the simpler it gets.

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    I finally gave up on the OEM "rubber bands" and started using 3/16" diameter "shock cord" (bungee) material. You can usually buy it by the foot from a boat shop, West Marine, etc. You can also buy mini bungees, but they're generally only about 1/8" diameter... a bit too small, and not quite long enough.

    See > http://sgtknots.com/shock_cord.aspx

    I just cut it a bit long and tie it together with a square knot.
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    1973 R75/5 - original owner

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    James.A
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    I use zip ties. More specificly, I zip tie another zip tie to the ear on the cover and use that one or a pair of them to tie off to a place on the battery box on the same side. This pulls the cover tight against the little tabs on the sub frame. The narrower zip ties are best for this application.

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    I lost one on the road many years ago... decided to make my own.
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