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    apriliaforum expert RossGuzzi's Avatar
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    How do you fix...

    Those threaded insert in the rear frame that the seat bolts into?

    I have one spinning
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    Quote Originally Posted by RossGuzzi View Post
    Those threaded insert in the rear frame that the seat bolts into?

    I have one spinning
    You can buy these or make something up similiar:



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    Ross if you can get at it try a centre punch and hammer, pop it in about 4 locations if you can.
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    no good. Any other recommendations? Can they be renewed?
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    Yes the nuts can be bought from Dave, (?), or AF1, (which I've bought before), but you you need the special tool. The nuts are called rivnuts, and unfortunately I don't have the tool. If you buy a headlight/dash sub frame for a T or RSV, you need to purchase the rivnuts and then install them into it.

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    Not tried it myself, but could you run a bolt through it from below then tighten a nut down hard to try to spread the rivnut a bit more to get it to re-grip.

    I'd go with DR-JKL's suggestion, you can make the yourself for pennies with a quick visit to bunnings.
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    You will need a high tensile strength bolt at the very least, (which is the principle of the special tool by the way), and I did try on one of the rivnuts I bought for the fdash subframe, but to me, no luck in squashing it. I'm sure it can be done though without the special tool.

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    Ross let me know how you get on cause I have the zebra gun an rivnuts available to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brinks_2 View Post
    Ross let me know how you get on cause I have the zebra gun an rivnuts available to me.
    There you go.....sorted!!!

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    Brinks my man !

    Perhaps you could catch up when it suits you. I still have the 50 for you too.

    Just thinking out loud. Wouldn`t a new one spin too ?
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    I had the same problem and didn't want to bother with a special tool, so I used a clip on nut and an allen head bolt.

    I ended up liking the solution better than the OEM.

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    Ross , it shouldn't spin if the right size is used. UMMMMMM my issue at the moment tho is no front brake until I get the master delivered and installed. So what I'm saying is I can't get up to your place at the moment, unless my parts get here this week. I'll give ya a call this arvo if I have still got ya number (new mobile)
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    no problem, not a rush to get it done. I will pm you my number.

    Cheers.
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    I fixed it by threading in a long HT bolt then tightened a nut down onto the lip of the rivnut. It squashed it onto the frame enough to stop it spinning. Job done !
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    Hi Ross, I have a 'Wurth' brand rivnut tool and assortment that I purchased some 15 years ago to fit a steering damper to my 96 GSXR. I remember the kit was about $300.00 then, but the alternatives sounded nasty! It needed a rivnut in the frame (hole was already factory drilled) to mount the boss for the damper. I will take a picture of the kit with all the rivnut sizes and you can let me know what you want or I can send the whole kit over and you can send it back when your done. Let me know cheers Doug.
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