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    Senior Member TuggerHiller's Avatar
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    found a '07 with a cyclerack attached..........so I'm thinking what next.



    on a rainy saturday I started with the positive terminal that bugged me



    put a wire loom over the frame

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    then saw a bolt missing from the rack....was actually broken off







    lucky it wasn't a blind hole









    then installed a fused power outlet direct to battery









    positioned it behind windscreen









    and grounded to frame, but I dont believe in drilling blindly into frame so I used an exhisting hole and bolted through...







    all in all a productive couple o'hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabee onTug Hill View Post
    found a '07 with a cyclerack attached..........so I'm thinking what next.



    on a rainy sunday I started with the positive terminal that bugged me



    put a wire loom over the frame

    .

    .

    .

    then saw a bolt missing from the rack....was actually broken off







    lucky it wasn't a blind hole









    then installed a fused power outlet direct to battery









    positioned it behind windscreen









    and grounded to frame, but I dont believe in drilling blindly into frame so I used an exhisting hole and bolted through...







    all in all a productive couple o'hours
    The first time I had the seat off I was suprised to see how close the positive battery clamp was to the frame. It bugs me everytime I look at it. I have dropped the bike a few times and have always felt a need to check the battery afterwards. While it has never caused a problem I think I'll do the same thing you've done. Thanks for the idea.

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    Thank MrDNA its an Idea inspired by him ..........I just used scraps I had laying around
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    I bought a bolt to tighten the rack down.............put the seat back on and snapped one of the seat bolts...........Luck o' the Irish .........

    Guess I better buy a handful
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    Maybe invest in a torque wrench and learn how to use it.




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    It looks like your rack is bent or not lined up properly. Might be an idea to see if you can straighten it or your new bolt will break again.



    I only use a 1/4" drive socket set on any bolts with a 10mm head or smaller and still go steady.

    Any thing bigger gets torqued to spec.



    No stripped threads, no broken broken bolts.

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    It may be different strokes for different folks but I had to put in the center two bolts about 3 threads in and then put on the side bolts and slightly tighten each of them kinda like a car tire going in an "x" pattern. It should distribute the force on the bolts evenly if you do it like that. Kind of a pita but it will be extra rigid and durable if you do it thatway. It's gonna be really hard to just thread a single bolt on a cyclerack



    Also, i've been trying to figure out a quick release seat system but I cant find the right hardware. I'd like to do one of the screws with the hole in it you push a pin through...
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    Make the hardware. Cut the head off a bolt. Drill the shank of the bolt. Drip a little permanent Loctite on the threads. Install the bolt in the seat nuts. Wait for the Loctite to set. Install the seat. Install cotter pins. Done.




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    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    Thanks LB! Love the picture wire and terminal rings idea. Will be copying that one for sure. Headed to ace tomorrow for parts.
    '13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
    '07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
    '86 BW80 farkled to size
    '10 TW200 you will be missed

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