BDCW standstand relocater broken bolt

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  1. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Hi,

    I have a BDCW standstand relocater bracket, the other day I broke the main bolt that runs through the bottom of the engine. For the moment I put a 5/16" bolt from home depot in to get me by but want to fix it properly

    Note is not a fault of the product as such, I do load it heavily as the wife gets on the side-stand side and then I get on. We try to minimise the weight when getting on and off, but there is always some weight.

    I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else? And if so did they find a solution to prevent it happening again.

    Any feedbank welcome.

    Cheers,

    Craig
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    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    There is a "your wife is so fat" joke in here somewhere :clap
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    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Bloody hell! Better not let her see that :rofl. Nah I am the fatty, about 110kgs.
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  4. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Yeah, whatever that is.

    How many stone is that?
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    Depends on how heavy the stones are. :D

    It is 242 pounds or 17 stone 2.
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  6. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Heya Craig

    You back to Phoenix now?

    Did you say something about putting the bolt in backwards?, was looking at ours the other day so was wondering about a solution but not sure which the problem bolts is, gotta pic?

    Leaving Manzanillo tomorrow heading toward Mexico city WOH HOH..... great catching you guys at Jolanda and Leons too :clap
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  7. ciedema

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    Yep - got here last night, went through Nogales in the end - about 3/4 hour and that included a dog going through the car. Mexico was brillant, wish we had much more time down there I hope you and Ellen enjoy the rest of your time.

    There are two bolts that hold the bracket on, one goes the engine mount (front) and the other through the R/H centre stand mounting bolt (rear). The one that broke was the long one that went through the engine.

    The bolt broke at the end of the thread. I was thinking that turning it around so the head was on the side-stand side of the bike and the thread on the other side might give take some of the load off the threaded part of the bolt.

    I meant to show you when I saw you the other day but amongst all the stories it skipped my mind. :D
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  8. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    You're not supposed to kickstart it while it's on the side stand. :D
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    Good to see all the helpful replies. :lol3


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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Good point :D, also check your Halogen fluid in your headlight too after leaving your key on at Al's :D

    Will check our tomorrow.

    Cheers Andi
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    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    We're here for you, and feel your pain.
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  12. DeepInIt

    DeepInIt Long timer

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    Yes it has happened to other people. Two things, use a high strength bolt not a regular one and snug the bolt now and then. The bolt breaks when it has a little play in it. When it is tight, there are no sheer forces on it. I have mine reversed but more for sidestand sensor clearance with a slightly longer bolt.
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Craig can you fit an 12.9 Cap bolt? ... super strong!
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    Maoule Been here awhile

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    +1 what Deep said. I have the original bolt from mine from the 86 Welding bracket I put on mine; PM me your address and I'll send it to you.
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    Hi thanks for that all.
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    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    A quck search cannot locate a 10 x 180mm bolt above metric grade 8.8 (5). I have my bike on the rack right now, just installed a relocator and a bash plate- it'd be SO EASY just to replace the bolt in question.

    Alas....
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  17. ciedema

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    I go to a metric land (Aus) next week for a 6 weeks or so, I am sure I can find one there.

    When it broke it just let go with a bang. I could even find the end with the nut on it.
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  18. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Fastenal has several M10x1.5x180 hex head listed. Grade 10.9 (SAE 8). Also threaded rod in grade 10.9, but only in 1m lengths.
    Grainger has a socket head M10 Grade 12.9...$23.61 for pack of 5. item number 6CU50

    Thanks for the heads up...will be keeping an eye on mine, or if you order a pack I would gladly buy a couple from you.
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    Well the BDCW guys have offered to replace the bolt. Very, very good of them. Not what I expected or requested. Especially as I said in the first post, that I don't consider the breakage to be a product fault.

    Great guys. :clap
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  20. what car??

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    Best solution of them all that I{ve read, get a CJ Designs side stand relocator. Burly and does not involve the engine bolts at all. Best design out there!!!
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