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Old 02-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by xsf18cdf View Post
I was mounting it- very straightforward- 2013 F800. I came to the last bolt and it seemed more snug from the get-go than the others. I finally reached a point that the bolt quit progressing downward into the threads and just kept turning. Did the nutsert inside come loose?.....any ideas?


Hi Gary just saw your email...and your post so I figured I'd answer here since all the info is here anyhow and it's good for everyone to see.

First off sorry to hear about the problem. I know how much it sucks to go to install something and it goes wrong!

Yes the rivnut/ rivet nuts/ nutserts is the problem.

I've heard about it in maybe 1 in 100 installs.

There have been a few threads on it.

This one has a trick that may work for you:

edit**I've just been thinking about the above trick more and before you hammer it down try to leverage the bolt up by the head while you try to unthread the bolt. Maybe the claw end of a hammer if you have the sapce? I'm hoping that by pulling up on the rivnut it will catch enough for you to undo the bolt.**

More sources for replacement:

Those should give you an idea to help you get it sorted.

DO ask your dealer if they have seen it and if they can help you out.

It shouldn't happen to a new bike!!

When you do get the bolt out check it and let me know if the threads are messed. I'll send you a replacement one.

Also a note to everybody if any bolt stops threading in smoothly stop immediately, back out the bolt and chase the threads. NOT blaming you Gary! Just want to emphasize the relatively fragile nature of the rivnuts.

Please let me know how it works out too.

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