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Old 03-26-2012, 09:14 PM
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What is this bolt, or rather, why does it stick out of our rear fairing? The manual calls it a 'setting bolt' but I feel like an idiot when people ask me what it's there for.

 
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:19 PM
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Hahaha! I'm embarrassed for you! n00b!









Okay, I don't have a clue myself.
 
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:24 PM
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It's there for attaching / securing things, like a storage net, luggage, etc. That's it. You could replace them with something flush if you want.
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:36 AM
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I haven't got one of those on mine and i have had some problems with securing nets on my bike. The bolt on mine is flush.

I have tried to search for a place on the web where you can buy one but with no luck....

Anyone know where it can be bought as a spare part?
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:43 AM
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Thanks guys. Makes sense that's all it is.


Originally Posted by Berdel View Post
I haven't got one of those on mine and i have had some problems with securing nets on my bike. The bolt on mine is flush.

I have tried to search for a place on the web where you can buy one but with no luck....

Anyone know where it can be bought as a spare part?
Looks like number 3 here, about $10 a pop...

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Old 03-27-2012, 11:41 AM
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Commonly called the "frankenstein" bolt.
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Berdel View Post
I haven't got one of those on mine and i have had some problems with securing nets on my bike. The bolt on mine is flush.

I have tried to search for a place on the web where you can buy one but with no luck....

Anyone know where it can be bought as a spare part?
I prob have mine laying around here somewhere, there main purpose is to crack your knee on from time to time causing you to **** and moan about how pointless they are. But if your really set on wanting some I'll see if I can find them (I may have been so pissed at them that I tossed em) I replaced them with this.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:44 PM
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Yep, you can use an M6 bolt instead of the frankenstein bolt.
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:04 PM
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you can hang your helmet or use it as bungee cord mounting hook, etc

I actually ended up making a set from some bolts/nuts/washers for a couple bucks
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:13 PM
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It's there for mounting sissy bars and sports racks etc..
A standard front fairing bolt fits in nice and flush as a replacement and will match the rest of your bolts nicely rather than using a different one.
 

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