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OfflineKimbles

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    Trying to fit rear crash bars
    « on: 2018-07-31 18:09:25 »
    Hi,
    I’m trying to fit some heed rear crash bars and it requires taking the bolt out near the riders foot peg (see pic below) is this a difficult job to get out or is it better just to get them done at the garage.
    Cheers
    Kim

    Offlinebandytales

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      Re: Trying to fit rear crash bars
      « Reply #1 on: 2018-08-01 10:39:35 »
      Hi,
      I’m trying to fit some heed rear crash bars and it requires taking the bolt out near the riders foot peg (see pic below) is this a difficult job to get out or is it better just to get them done at the garage.
      Cheers
      Kim


      No not difficult.

      OfflineBobf

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        Re: Trying to fit rear crash bars
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-08-01 18:48:11 »
        I installed the crash bars with absolutely no difficulty. Just follow the directions that came with them. If you don't have the directions, check on the site, or email them. They are very helpful.
        Better to burn out than fade away. - Niel Young

        OfflineKimbles

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          Re: Trying to fit rear crash bars
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-08-01 21:42:04 »
          Cheers guys, I’ve got the instructions was just worried about the bolt and the fact I couldn’t move it at all I will have to try harder I suppose and get a better socket lol

          OfflineBikerman1042

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            Re: Trying to fit rear crash bars
            « Reply #4 on: 2018-08-01 22:59:28 »
            Hi,
            I had this problem a while ago and the reason is the fact that the clevis pin is stainless steel and fitted in an aluminium bracket.  Not a good mixture, it will be seized I'm afraid. 
            The best thing to do is to remove the bracket complete, soak the area inWD40 overnight and clam the bracket in a vice and drift the pin out.  Sounds brutal I know but it is the only way as far as I am aware.  I ended up buying  a pack of 2 pins on eBay to replace the bolt when I remove the pin.
            On my next RT which I purchased new, I actually lubed the pins generously and swivel the pegs to exercise them so to speak.  Every few weeks I check the freedom of the pins to ensure they are not siezed


            Good luck, you will get them out if you are patient
            bikerman1042








            OfflineKimbles

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              Re: Trying to fit rear crash bars
              « Reply #5 on: 2018-08-02 05:42:51 »
              Thanks bikerman1042 I'm going to my favourite nut and bolt shop at the weekend to get some new ones I shall look at getting better grade ones my final question to you all is what do I re-torque the bolt to as instructions don't say I did the rear peg to 25Nm.


              Kim

              OfflineBikerman1042

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                Re: Trying to fit rear crash bars
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-02-03 02:47:43 »
                A bit late know, but don't torques them up. The bots that came with the kit come wit nylock nuts, ad you should only tighten them until the nut contacts the mounting bracket, otherwise, you will distort the bracket at best or snap off the bottom piece