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Old 05-19-2011, 04:33 PM
Drewd Drewd is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Colorado
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

today i fixed my engine which sheared two engine mounts bolts for a second time in the past year. unfortunately i was not lucky and i broke an easy out tap in one of the holes i was working on.

so, i used a tip from another forum member and built a new mount. i used 2x2 angle iron and cut it to same width as the original mount spacer and then drilled two new mount holes 90 degrees from the original mount holes (on top of the front engine mount all the way thru the bottom) i drilled 1/4 inch holes and used 2 1/2 inch bolts to mount the angle iron. the front piece of the angle iron also had 2 holes drilled in area as original mount (same width same diameter) and installed to frame as before.

i will now say i am extremely happy and i tell ya, i will never use the factory front mount again and will use this angle iron mounting system on all future builds for myself. no need worrying that dropping the bike will shear the front bolts anymore.

Last edited by Drewd; 05-19-2011 at 04:35 PM.
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