All other topics
Forum rules
Please do not start new topics here, but here: New Panhead and Flathead topics
Post Reply



Post by birdieman720 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:41 pm

Great site guys.

Can anyone recommend an adhesive to secure the felt pads to the underside of the pan's?

Sorry if this has been answered, but I scoured the site before asking.


Site Admin
Posts: 2605
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2001 9:17 pm
Bikes: 1954 FL
Location: Holland
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 73 times


Post by panhead » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:57 pm

Posts: 6912
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:09 am
Location: Central Illinois
Has thanked: 100 times
Been thanked: 268 times


Post by Cotten » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:59 am

When I called the Factory in the late '80's with this same question, the reply was to use their case sealer: 3M #800 Industrial Adhesive.
It carries a -81 OEM number, although Dealerships might keep that proprietary.

This is neither a silicone (although it is red and resembles one) nor a weatherstrip adhesive (although such may work well).

Frankly, modern felts are so fat that the covers pin them down with no need for an adhesive.
Beware, however, of cheap felts that disintegrate no matter what adhesive is used.

It's anybody's guess as to how to tell the difference, so I rely on James'.


Post Reply

Return to “General/Miscellaneous topics”