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Old 11-06-2012, 07:20 AM   #73
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An update on steering lock: the left side, where the ECU is, needs some level of protection. I spent some time witha flashlight trying to sort out the maximum amount of steering lock possible.

First, I replaced the 6mm ECU mount bolts with Pan head cap screws:



Then, I screwed around with different combinations on the lock bolt, and wound up at 3 normal thickness washers to allow the forks to brush those bolts, but not firmly contact.



Then, I went riding some more:



This last part was the best in my opinion.

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Originally Posted by LukasM View Post
The newer torx head sprocket bolts like the one in the middle are the best because they are even flatter than the old ones.
I liked this concept, but I tried it and it didn't work for me. The sprocket bolt has too much shaft exposed to achieve full steering lock, the sidestand bolt (which is shorter and fully threaded) I couldn't get to the right length for maximum steering but holding the forks from hitting the ECU. A nut underneath was too much, and it wanted to fold washers. What am I missing?
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