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nisbeam
08-22-2013, 01:35 PM
So I have removed the centre stand. The bolt goes through the stand, and through the frame into a captive nut which seems to be spot welded onto the frame, same on both sides. I lost the bolt & nut on one side. Guess what, yes the nut is part of the frame so is not available as a spare part. I have a new bolt, so am now trying to find a thin nut that will fit onto the frame (the spot welding it still there). :mad:

To be honest it's a pretty crappy design. The bolt has a wide shoulder near the top, but this only goes through the stand hole side, and does not extend to support the assembly through the hole in the frame. And it is so short it can only bolt into a very slim nut so would not support much torque to hold it tight. Finally the bolt on the frame is not a nylock not or similar so there is nothing to stop it from undoing. I think I might see what can be done to upgrade this.

macelius
08-22-2013, 05:30 PM
isn't there a warranty on these things?