Rear Shck Mount Problem
Posted January 25, 2003 - 05:43 AM
I, however, am very pi$$ed about the Shock-Frame mount. Before putting the nut on the mounting bolt, I notice quite a bit of free play between the bolt and the ID of the frame mounting holes. Nothing looks worn, so I figured that was the way it was manufactured and once the nut is properly tightened, it will not be able to "bounce" around in the frame. With that in mind, I was going to make damn well sure that the nut was properly torqed.
When torqueing (manual says 40 ft-lb), the nut threads stripped off at about 36 ft-lbs. Fortunatly it was the nut, not the bolt, and I may be able to get a replacement at the hardware store. I hope the bolt doesn't strip next!
Point is, why did it strip? and why the slop between the bolt and frame? Have any of you others noticed this and are there any mods in place yet.
When I have a new nut in hand, I intend to install the proper shim stock betweem the bolt/frame for a snugger fit. I think that will prevent the mounting bolt and or frame from getting even sloppier.
Any ideas or thoughts on the subject appreciated.
Posted January 25, 2003 - 08:07 PM
Posted January 25, 2003 - 09:11 PM
Yep, had to drain the coolant resavior, no big deal. Just pull the hose and let the tank drain into a bottle. Can't let any get on the carpet or the wife won't let you bring bikes into the house anymore!
Been assembling it and have relubed all the bearings. Was kind of fun to dismantle the WR all the way down. All that is left now is air filter, bolt on the tank and seat and lube the cables.