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post #21 of 31 Old 03-04-2019, 04:04 PM
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Thanks brock29609 for your input.

Click *HERE* to get a good view of internal scale. Same case, just different colors. Some bulky back pads may not squeeze in there.
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post #22 of 31 Old 03-04-2019, 04:22 PM
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Yes, it is bolt # 4 that I am referring to. 25mm length, as you note. It is not long enough to go through and allow for the additional locking nut on the inside, securing the support arm. I found this out myself. I'll check the bold dimensions tonight and get back to you.

The documentation you link to is exactly what I have. It is all in Italian, which I don't mind, but hey, that's just extra study material.

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Thanks guys. So nice of you.
After test driving the bike, I did not imagine spending so much time thinking about luggages, haha.
Harder than choosing a bike.
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i can confirm that the supplied bolt, #4 on the parts list, is an M6 x 25mm length. I used an M6 bolt of 30 mm length and it works. It goes through the the blind nut, that is on the bike, and then through the support arm and there is adequate length for the locking nut to be attached.

Pic is of Suzuki supplied bolt and nut (in black) on a bolt checker, which confirms it is an M6 bolt. Coarse thread, apparently.
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Thanks @Umbrianissimo ,
Was it easy for you to find the exact same bolt but longer? I had a look in some stores near me. Couldn't find similar, with same head shape.
I understand know why my delaer told it was not possible (unless finding walkaround like yours).
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I actually just used hex head machine bolts from Home Depot - so embarrassed. They do not have the allen key/ hex key but a 10 mm socket worked fine. They are silver and not black. I am going to look for some stainless steel bolts and use those when I find them.

Getting the thread pitch correct is important as there is a blind nut in the body that the bolt passes through before it extends out to go through the hole in the SR3112 arm.

5 mm extra was all I needed.

If all else fails, I'll send you some bolts!

Is there anything or any part you want me to take a photo of? No problem at all if it will help you.

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There's an ebay seller I've bought from many times, Monster Bolts, that sells lots of metric stainless bolts in small quantities for reasonable prices. All different varieties of heads, pitches and lengths. Black finishes too.
*HERE* they are.
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I actually just used hex head machine bolts from Home Depot - so embarrassed. They do not have the allen key/ hex key but a 10 mm socket worked fine. They are silver and not black. I am going to look for some stainless steel bolts and use those when I find them.

Getting the thread pitch correct is important as there is a blind nut in the body that the bolt passes through before it extends out to go through the hole in the SR3112 arm.

5 mm extra was all I needed.

If all else fails, I'll send you some bolts!

Is there anything or any part you want me to take a photo of? No problem at all if it will help you.
Thanks a lot @brock29609 and @Umbrianissimo for your kind help proposal I did not expect, very generous
I will think about all that. Glad that I asked and guys like you answered so accurately.
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Just to illustrate your sayings @Umbrianissimo

By luck, I found this youtube video (
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At 5min40s we can see the guy has the OEM side cases racks.
And from 5min24 to 5min40s we can see the the bolt and the nut...

Indeed, it looks like the bolt is not long enough to go fully through the nut.
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Good find! This video is actually very helpful in getting the parts assembled in the correct order. Although, he doesn't seem to swear very much, so I doubt he's doing it correctly.

i'm using a M7M monolock rather than a monokey plate but the SR3112 is the same. This morning I installed the plate, and I had to remove the two upper flat pieces of metal, instal the rack loosely, then re attach it and then tighten things down. It is a bit finicky. But overall, it feels very secure, and I'm sure it adds valuable strength to the rear rack.

edit: Not M7M but M6M plate. Similar to M5M but has a cool place to store a U lock.

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