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    this is awesome

    actually this is my typical luck, (irish)

    i had an issue with the nike not starting https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/...-won%92t-start
    pete and andy were quick to help. it's all done

    well mostly. when i went to put the pieces back on the bike i noticed that there were 2 holes, one on either side of the tail/light/license plate assembly which had no threaded part to screw an allen nut to. then i remebered a couple of metal tabs falling out when i unscrewed them in the first place. at first i thought aha! it looks like it should slip into place and i'd be good. not so. they are both broken off. not being very adept at fabrication i thought i'd see if there might be some thoughts for a solution.
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    They look like the brackets that are attached either side of the support plate above the fuel tank. I can't remember if they are bolted on or welded, but I'm guessing welded as they aren't shown as a separate item in the parts diagrams. Are your fabrication skills up to adapting a couple of angle brackets? You could use spring clip nuts rather than welded on ones and drill the support plate to put a nut and bolt through to hold them in place. (Being careful not to drill through the tank of course) If you have a contact with a MIG or TIG welder you could simply get the brackets welded back on, but that will probably need fuel tank removal first...

    Good to hear you got it started again.
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    I figure that Iím able to do what you have recommended. Iíll be careful not to drill through the tank. I figure if I didnít drop the match when I was checking the level I should be okay.


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    well it's simple. i hjave all the bits required for the job. i have to just dremmel/grind off the tab parts still on the bike which is including the weld itself. next day off as i have run out of time. i have used a modern version of the old fix we all know. instead of bailing wire and duct tape i used zip ties to secure it in the mean time. nice and sturdy.
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