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Offline The Mountie

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Motech crash bars
« on: 11 October, 2019, 02:45:21 PM »
I hope this is the right area to post this.
I am fitting crash bars but getting to the rear engine mounting bolt nuts is a mare! Does anyone have any tips or tricks to help?
I have an ABBA skylift if that's any help.

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Re: Motech crash bars
« Reply #1 on: 11 October, 2019, 03:33:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by The Mountie [+]
I hope this is the right area to post this.
I am fitting crash bars but getting to the rear engine mounting bolt nuts is a mare! Does anyone have any tips or tricks to help?
I have an ABBA skylift if that's any help.

The rear bolts are difficult, I don't think I've ever dropped the nut so often. I think I found them easier to access the bolts from the rear, getting your hand up next to the rear shock.
The Skylift might mean you get less back ache, but the nuts will bounce further when you drop them  :138:
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Re: Motech crash bars
« Reply #2 on: 11 October, 2019, 10:09:32 PM »
Putting them back on to the correct torque setting is even tougher  :232:

I was very lucky that I didn't drop any of the rear nuts. You also need to ensure you tighten them in the correct order, so as to reduce the chance of annoying vibrations.

Good luck  :031:
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Re: Motech crash bars
« Reply #3 on: 13 October, 2019, 03:39:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by The Mountie [+]
I hope this is the right area to post this.
I am fitting crash bars but getting to the rear engine mounting bolt nuts is a mare! Does anyone have any tips or tricks to help?
I have an ABBA skylift if that's any help.

Installing the SW Motech crash bars was one of the most difficult things i've done on my 2012. Having a friend to assist is a big help. A long flex socket extension also helps.

For what its worth, when I had my rear shock off this past winter it was super easy to take those rear bolts out. I took the opportunity to apply blue antilock and torque them to spec. Two of the bolts had loosened up a bit in the two years since I installed the bars, so I was glad I took the time this winter. My experience makes me wonder if it would be worth pulling the rear shock to make access to the rear bolts easier since it really wasn't tough or time consuming to do.
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Re: Motech crash bars
« Reply #4 on: 13 October, 2019, 07:47:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by JohnnyWheels [+]
Installing the SW Motech crash bars was one of the most difficult things i've done on my 2012. Having a friend to assist is a big help. A long flex socket extension also helps.

For what its worth, when I had my rear shock off this past winter it was super easy to take those rear bolts out. I took the opportunity to apply blue antilock and torque them to spec. Two of the bolts had loosened up a bit in the two years since I installed the bars, so I was glad I took the time this winter. My experience makes me wonder if it would be worth pulling the rear shock to make access to the rear bolts easier since it really wasn't tough or time consuming to do.

That's excellent. Thanks for the 'Heads-up'  :062:

I check my bolts regularly and I'd rather not have to  :110:.
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Re: Motech crash bars
« Reply #5 on: 13 October, 2019, 09:39:54 AM »
I was thinking rear engine mounts???  Then realised its motech bars, the Triumph bars only use the front ones, still tricky bastards
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