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Old 08-24-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Crash Bars *grrrr*

Anybody who has successfully re-installed these crash bars more than once and NOT stripped or cross-threaded the shit out of at least one of the front bolts is a God to me. Unbelievable. What a crappy set-up.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:46 AM   #2
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Leave them off simples.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:50 AM   #3
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I fall down too often.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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I fall down too often.
I was so fed up with taking off and putting on the crashbars and then I left them off for a week, sure enough I go down in the rain and narf-up my side AND my shoulder.

I actually got slightly longer bolts, ditched the clips and the reinstall has gotten much better. But still... The part of the oil change I loath.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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Good summary - Thanks Ed!
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #6
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I drilled out all 4 mounts (crashbars mounts, skid plate mount) and heli-coiled all of them, then added in the studs on the crash bar mounts.
I WILL PREVAIL!

or strip everything so bad I need a new Alu frame bit.

Ps. I only did this because one of my skidplate mounts was stripped when I picked the bike up. Not because i needed more to do.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:51 AM   #7
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You back on a KTM....I got a Madstad set-up for ya.
Studs in the front solve the stripping problem, not the aggravation.

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Old 08-24-2013, 05:55 AM   #8
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Hi Al, how'd the Madstaad set-up work for you? Yeah, as of two weeks ago I'm back on a 950 and couldn't be happier! Well, once I drill and helicoil these bolt holes and change over to a stud mount set-up.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:50 AM   #9
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Hi Al, how'd the Madstaad set-up work for you? Yeah, as of two weeks ago I'm back on a 950 and couldn't be happier! Well, once I drill and helicoil these bolt holes and change over to a stud mount set-up.
Look into putting a timcert instead of a helicoil, a much better and sturdier design far as the threads go.

Mike a bushing instead of a spring is one way to think of it.

I installed the studs first thing when I got the bike so never had that problem but the base metal is very soft so I would look to this as a more permanent solution over the other.

Just my .02

http://www.timesert.com/

And no not a vendor, just someone really good at stripping threads...
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:37 AM   #10
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #11
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Not to hijack...but Chuck....are you the same "Chuckracer" as the one on the Ducati.ms forums?
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:57 AM   #12
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Stripped one side on my 950, but only after having them off/on MANY times.
God? Not even close.
Lucky? That's more like it.

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Old 08-24-2013, 05:58 AM   #13
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Could be I'm just a hack...
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:17 AM   #14
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Could be I'm just a hack...

Hack-something that hangs off the side of a Motorcycle

Never even opened the boxes! Bolted on an Aeroflow for big roads and remove for the fun roads. Just had corrado113 make me a lined bag to carry it in.
Nice to see you back in the fold
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #15
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Chuck: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626041

Makes live very easy. I never fully take off my crashbars anymore. I just undo the frame clamp and the lower mount and then rotate the bars forward. There is enough room to then pull the faring and the tanks. Here's a good example:


We rotated the crash bars, pulled the faring and tanks, and then tuned the bike with the crashbars on. Simple.
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