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Old 08-20-2010, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: Looking for an Extra-Large Mounting Bracket

I agree - I'm not much a fan of plain U bolts for the same fear of crimping, even with my ol' steel bike lol It's a concern that to tighten the mounts enough to prevent movement may be too much load & bite the frame... but the key difference between yer nice ol' classic cars' mounts and our HT bike engines is design - the car's were designed with some movement in mind while ours were not...

So my solution (different application - same theory) was to just take chunks of steel pipe the same inner diameter as my frame's outer diameter and cut it in half, then tapering the steel "pads" slightly to fit I tacked them to the U bolts to aid in assembly (last step unnecessary if you've no welder) This way I could tighten till I busted the U bolt w/o fear of crimping and I know I don't hafta worry 'bout movement ;
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