Originally Posted by Alblue
You back on a KTM....I got a Madstad set-up for ya.
Studs in the front solve the stripping problem, not the aggravation.
This. Or if studs aren't readily available, buy a long bolt and cut the head off if you're in a pinch. Makes it a LOT easier. I also thread the front bolts first, then the lower tank mounts (which I have enlarged the holes on, and use a nut and washer due to tank warping) leaving everything loose, then loosely bolt the crossbar between the guards, then the rear hook things, then tighten it all down. It doesn't take too long. This is on a slightly bent SW Motech setup.
1986 Yamaha XT350
2005.5 KTM 950 Adventure
1991 BMW 318is turbo track car
1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Wagon, TBI 5.7, NV3500 5-speed, lowered, etc...bike hauler