Originally Posted by MountainLagoon
Today I got some front sub frame bolts that are 20mm longer than the Suzuki originals, plus nylon lock nuts and spring washers from Napean Boltmaster.
The original bolts do not even use all of the thread available on the frame mounting point! The new bolts are well covered in loctite.
Itís a long shot that a vibration loosened bolt will land in your lower triple clamp but hopefully this 3 dollar modification will stop it re-occurring, loss of left hand steering was not fun!
Hope these pics are of use to someone looking to do the same.
I have a question concerning the use of split lock washers.
I've heard through various sources that you need a hardened flat washer to keep a bolt tight in certain applications (frames or engines for example).
Apparently the stretch in the neck of the bolt is what keeps it snug. The split washers aren't recommended for this usage.
Does anybody have any solid information on this?