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  1. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I sit here with my Romeos, the Walleva earsock rubber shredded and needing to be replaced. I had bought another set of Walleva red to keep with my Jordan Homage theme, but I also have a set of M Frame rubber sitting here, which looks about the same size (just wider) and I think to myself "self, will this work?"

    Let me take this opportunity to mention that the Walleva rubber is junk. It's not very grippy, it's slightly oversized on the ID, and it looks like they used a round mandrel to form it around instead of a triangular one (like the shape of an Oakley stem). I chose them due to the cost of OEM and Linegear.

    Well, turns out the M Frame isn't any good. A touch too long, and the M Frame stem tapers more, so the sock is very loose at one end and doesn't fit securely at all.

    But what else is out there? Has anyone tried any alternatives, besides other X Metals? There is interchangeability with some X Metals, but sourcing rubber for those isn't a whole lot easier.
     
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  2. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Linegear makes about the best alternative replacement unobtainium there is. There are out of Japan. Fast shipping too
     
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  3. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I'll hook you up with new OEM, you've contributed some great content here on OF.
     
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  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I'm aware of Linegear, awaiting the group buy to get off the ground.

    I really appreciate the sentiment and the compliment!
     
  5. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    +1. I want to keep the ducati rubbers I have as mint as possible so I don't want to wear them often.
     
  6. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    if you want to tighten up loose rubber on the arms..... try hairspray.....it will lubricate the install and become really sticky once it becomes dry
     
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