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Old 02-13-2007, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Spyder Striker O-rings..

Hi, Anyone know where a guy could get just the striker orings for non fattie Spyders?

I have a bunch of Spyders I use for loaners, and buying a whole kit is kinda silly when all that usually goes wrong are cupseals and striker Orings..

I have a source for cup seals (black magic) but I want to buy like a pack of cheap striker orings.

I have found that tank orings last for a while, but they don't work forever.

Buying a kit for $15 is crazy because the orings are probably like $0.05 each...


Anyone got any ideas?
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Measure them and then look them on on MSC or Mc Mastercarr, you can always call spider and ask for a store that might still have them.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's just it.

They are made of something different or something. They are either blue or red, and supposedly that lasts longer.

As far as I can tell, they are the same size as a tank oring, just different material?

Is it Buna-N?

Somebody has GOT to know this..

I would think the same orings would be useful for piranha's, and spyder clones..

I woudl think it would just be "out there" somewhere, but I can't seem to find the info.

I found a thread spec's for Spyders, and bolt orings, but there seems to be some contraversy about material, and blue versus red, and stuff. I don't have any origninal one's left.

I have noticed in the kits, they have changed to using a red oring for the striker.

Bah, is it just the thickness?

Or is it the material, or what?

Is there a magi O-ring that lasts a long time like the black magic cup seals?

This is really the only trouble I ever have with Spyders.

Maybe I 'll buy a kit (SPyder only sells a complete kit as far as I can tell), and get is't dimensions, but I thought I had done that before, and they were the same as tank O-rings..

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Polyurethane are the recommended ones, .015 (tank ring) for the slim strikers, .016 for the fattys, probably 70-durometer. They are kinda pricey through McMaster at $8.61 per Pack of 10.

You can probably get away with using the buna instead of the polys, but they may wear faster. I get mine from the local bearing/oring supply shop, but you can probably find them at a plumbing supply/hardware store.

A good reference site: http://www.ottersccustoms.com/spyder.html

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Here you go: 9/16"x11/16"x1/16" polyurethane
From about way down here: http://www.ottersccustoms.com/upkeep.html#oring


I've had no problems using tank o-rings throughout. They're cheap enough if you buy a lot of them that it's not really an issue.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmm, That;s what I've been doing, but I thought I read somewhere in a forum where it was advised not to use tank orings, as the "red" ones were better, or something..

I suppose I will simply carry on as I have been then, thank you!
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I've been using tank o-rings on my strikers for as long as I can remember. Never had any problem with fast wear or anything.
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