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post #1 of 17 Old 12-24-2018, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Need a little help.

Can someone tell me what originally goes in this bolt hole and is it threaded?

I have a rave tech skid plate on mine and I noticed on a trip this weekend that the bolt was hanging out. The bolt itself looks fine but the threads on the skid plate are “flattened” implying that it either stripped or seized and broke loose. Inside the bolt hole it’s really smooth with very fine ridges implying that there were threads there but...maybe not.

It’s just been so long since I have put this on I can’t remember






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post #2 of 17 Old 12-24-2018, 05:52 PM
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That's not threaded on my 650, that's where the long bolt goes through for my Weld86 skid plate to mount.
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That is the sidestand mounting lower frame bolt. The bolt has sheared off and it can be extracted from the threaded frame boss to which it is mounted. There is an upper bolt for the mount about 2 inches higher and to the right. If that upper bolt shears, then the bike will be on its side real quick.
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Big B, I was going by the OP's reference to a '14 DL1000 in the "About Me" area.
The view is exactly as my '14 DL1000. The long engine-to-frame thrubolt head is shown above it with the threaded spacer behind the bolt head.
Note the hydraulic clutch slave cylinder--'14 DL1000 feature.
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Big B, I was going by the OP's reference to a '14 DL1000 in the "About Me" area.
The view is exactly as my '14 DL1000. The long engine-to-frame thrubolt head is shown above it with the threaded spacer behind the bolt head.

Roger that, I never argue with your expertise and wisdom....plus I'm one of those converted 650 guys.
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Big B, I was going by the OP's reference to a '14 DL1000 in the "About Me" area.

The view is exactly as my '14 DL1000. The long engine-to-frame thrubolt head is shown above it with the threaded spacer behind the bolt head.


The bolt has not sheered off. In fact I’m holding a beautifully pristine bolt in my hand that backed out. Upon further inspection, it backed out enough over time that my side stand mount shifted up on the front, causing a sag in my bike (which originally led to this finding) and I realize that what I’m looking at is the very top of the hole that is being covered by the up shifted sidestand bracket. I’m about to dismantle it again and push it back down so I can get the bolt back in.

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And praise the Powers that be that it is not worse than that!!! It’s a Christmas miracle!!!!


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A good reminder to all of us that during oil changes or other frequent maintenance, that we check all fasteners for proper torque or at least that the feel tight to a wrench...I needed that reminder for sure.

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A good reminder to all of us that during oil changes or other frequent maintenance, that we check all fasteners for proper torque or at least that the feel tight to a wrench...I needed that reminder for sure.

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Absolutely! This has been an excellent reminder of that “routine” maintenance!


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Sorry Hoot, I saw that top pic and didnt see the hole, looked like a sheared bolt to me. You had good luck with that bolt.

I'd loosen that skid plate, loosen the upper bolt, then install the lower with Blue loctite and torque to 32 ft-lbs. If you can have the bike held up, I'd also loctite and torque the upper bolt the same way, then re-tighten the skid plate. The 32 ft-lb spec is from my Suzuki Service Manual.
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