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Old 04-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #3451
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Both are 10mm hex. (You can get it out with an extension and a H10 socket or a long T-handle)


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hey everyone i'm changing over the bouncy castle shock for a wilbers and my workshop manual has gone walkabout... so can anyone tell me what the hell head is on the hidden end of the lower shock bolt? and how have people got it out? also while i'm asking, what size hex is the top bolt?

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #3452
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G650X Alloy Subframe M6 threads Rear Rack/Grab Handle Mounts - one of mine has stripped the threads in the alloy subframe

Can someone tell me how to repair?

Is it a M6 RivNut in the box alloy frame?

Or a threaded M6 sleeve?

So is a Helicoil or RivNut the best way to repair and strengthen the stripped thread in the subframe?

Anyone repaired one?
Yeah Ive repaired mine with helicoil thread repairs and it is better than new.
The OEM threaded inserts are welded in so either have to be re tapped or helicoiled.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:14 AM   #3453
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Both are 10mm hex. (You can get it out with an extension and a H10 socket or a long T-handle)
Nice one cheers for that
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:02 AM   #3454
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Yeah Ive repaired mine with helicoil thread repairs and it is better than new.
The OEM threaded inserts are welded in so either have to be re tapped or helicoiled.
Many thanks, I will do all 4 then with helicoils then to make them stronger

Just wanted to make sure they weren't RivNuts before I strip it down
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:01 AM   #3455
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Yeah Ive repaired mine with helicoil thread repairs and it is better than new.
The OEM threaded inserts are welded in so either have to be re tapped or helicoiled.
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Many thanks, I will do all 4 then with helicoils then to make them stronger

Just wanted to make sure they weren't RivNuts before I strip it down
Can they be drilled through to allow the use of nuts and bolts?
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:11 AM   #3456
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Can they be drilled through to allow the use of nuts and bolts?
Probably not gonna want to do that. We're talking about the alu subframe here. Not if you plan on loading up the subframe with luggage or a pillion rider.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #3457
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I want to disable the side stand switch. Been back to page one but switch mod isn't mentioned.
Pulling switch lead from loom disables motor.
I see three wires (red, white, Brown) but what do I do with which?
best reason to disable it, so it doesnt disable you in the woods... I broke mine to pieces last weekend during a particular gnarly section of trail and it left me stranded. I eventually figured out what the issue was, burned the wires and twisted 2 of them together till my fuel pump kicked in again, then i was off.

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #3458
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BMW used to have the proper answer for the ride off with the sidestand down issue which was to use an auto retracting side stand (spring loaded).

This isn't much of an issue on a bike used wholly on pavement but it can be on a dirt bike. The side stand can deploy during rough riding thus causing the engine to shut off which can be darned inconvenient.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:48 AM   #3459
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I connected all three wires together. No issues since
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:00 AM   #3460
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best reason to disable it, so it doesnt disable you in the woods... I broke mine to pieces last weekend during a particular gnarly section of trail and it left me stranded. I eventually figured out what the issue was, burned the wires and twisted 2 of them together till my fuel pump kicked in again, then i was off.

carnage below..
You did a nice job on that switch!!
I ended up removing my switch from the side stand and re locating it so just visible under the seat on left side.
This way the switch is A/ out of harms way, B/ can be easily and quickly re instated back to the stand, C/ I now have a de facto immobiliser.
Notice the white dot? line the location lug next to it for immobilisation.


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Old 04-29-2012, 06:29 AM   #3461
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Shock

Day 28 of waiting for my new shock. Replacement shocks are custom made so dont wait for yours to blow before ordering a new one. This is fine at home but not on a trip. I have the bad PMS( parked Motorcycle Syndrome)
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #3462
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C/ I now have a de facto immobiliser. Notice the white dot? line the location lug next to it for immobilisation.
once had my bike stolen.... i like this idea, low tech....
thank you
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:24 AM   #3463
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Can they be drilled through to allow the use of nuts and bolts?
Yes - and I recommend it.

I did that when I had the Alu subframe for 65,000 km ... it already has a hole in one side of the box section for the bolt ... just drill through and put a hole in the other side too. Use a steel nylock nut ... and nice big washers to spread the load and to avoid squeezing the walls of the alu box section together.

I had no access to helicoils when I was on the road (thus drilling thru), and I am not sure Helicoils will last that much longer than normal thread ... the helicoil still has to grip the soft aluminium with its own threads ... and those aluminium threads will rip out at some point - only it will make a bloody big hole when it rips out. the bigger threads of the helicoil will help a bit .. but I tapped out M6 bolts to M8 then M10 ... they all ripped out under stress .. so there is no reason the helicoils wont rip out as well.

But .... bolting right through the box section to allow the use of steel nuts was the only way I stopped the problem of how to bolt stuff to the aluminium subframe once and for all.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:49 AM   #3464
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can someone tell me what this part is?




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Old 05-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #3465
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Looks like the doohickey that holds the charcoal canister to the sub-frame.
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