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Old 11-06-2012, 08:34 AM   #74
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Originally Posted by neduro View Post
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?
If you use a die to thread the shaft of the sprocket bolts like I said it should not stick out any more than your cap screw plus the washers.

On the left side of the Berg frame - which has the regulator/rectifier in the same spot (it used to be the ECU on the earlier bikes) - I even had to use a thin nut (washers would have worked too) to get enough clearance. At full lock the forks now just hit the rads, or rather the BPD guards I now have on there.

Edit: I took this pic when I did mine, you will need a M8x1.25 die and a vise to hold the bolt while you thread it.

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