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post #1 of 5 Old 05-04-2008, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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SW-MOTECH crash bars: Bolt too long?

Just installed SW-Motech engine guards on my DL1000K2. The main through bolt seems quite a bit too long...

Is this typical? And what have people done to rectify it?

I'm thinking of getting my grinder out, cutting it, and chasing the threads with a die.

Any other brilliant solutions?

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-04-2008, 04:37 PM
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Did you add enough washers to kick out the spacers so the bars don't touch the frame but only the spacers? If so, it's up to you. There is some variation in how many washers are needed. My '05 took two and my '07 only needed one on each side. The bolt is made long enough to fit the worst case scenario. Replacing the bolt with SV-Racing sliders and their double nut and threaded rod entirely contained within the slider was my choice.

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Ditto what Greywolf said. You don't want the Bars resting on the frame, make sure there is a gap on each side. Mine also used 1 washer on each side.

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Mine sticks out a little bit on one side even with the spacers, washers, etc. I left it for now, but will end up taking it off with a saw and grinder eventually. It really doesn't get the the way right now, though. It only sticks out about 3/8 - 1/2 inch.

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Mine is slightly long, but not long enough to care about.

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