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Old 06-09-2011, 08:58 AM
Dontwannawalk Dontwannawalk is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2009
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Default Re: Love my Bike but...

Here's my experience with replacing the mounting bolts. Don't go with the hardened steel mounting bolts. They break before they bend and they break inside the stud hole in the engine (yes I used Loc-tite). They are so hard I couldn't drill a hole in them to use an easy out & they had to be removed at a machinist shop. I re-tapped 1/4" for threads and used re-thread from the local farm supply store for the replacements & now have no problem. If they do break again I can get a hole in them to use an easy-out. You can also make them long enough to work with easily and trim off the excess after every thing is securely mounted & tested.

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