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Old 08-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #16
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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.

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 08-28-2013, 07:50 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Chuckracer View Post
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

And no not a vendor, just someone really good at stripping threads...
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:37 AM   #18
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #19
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #20
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In response to the OP...

I know a lot of folks think the stud idea is the solution to the crashbar remount issue, but doing so overlooks the source of this problem (AND the problem with remounting the bottom bolt of the tanks if you remove them).

The trick to remounting either the tank or a crashbar is to make sure that all of the bolts going into the top plate (below the front header pipe and above the battery/skidplate) are loose. EVEN IF YOU DID NOT REMOVE ANYTHING FROM THE OTHER SIDE. You don't need to remove any of the other bolts, just loosen them so that the top plate can float around a little to help you line up the last (forth) bolt of the four (usually the one for the crash bar or the tank if you're dealing with that). The top plate moves a bit once even one of the bolts are removed; and if it moves only slightly, it will make it easy to cross-thread the last bolt.

If you put the studs in for the crashbars, then it may make it more difficult to float that top plate around later when trying to remount the tanks.

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