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briankay

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Advice on how to install engine guard
« on: May 31, 2017, 11:55:15 PM »
Hi All,
I just bought a 2017 Wolf Classic from a dealer here in San Francisco, and also picked up an engine guard while I was there. However, I can't seem to figure out how to attach it to the frame (some of the lower brackets don't seem to reach far enough toward the frame to allow the screws to reach). Has anyone else had this problem? I guess I can call the dealer but thought I'd check with you folks first. 
I'm looking forward to riding his amazingly beautiful little bike!
Thanks,
Brian

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Re: Advice on how to install engine guard
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 01:30:56 AM »
Well, I might have solved my own problem.  I figured out how to attach the brackets.  Now the question: after attaching the brackets to the long lower bolt, there doesn't seem to be enough bolt-length to still use both pairs of washers and lock-washers. Is this asking for trouble given road vibration? Maybe use lock-tite? Thanks for any thoughts.
Brian

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Re: Advice on how to install engine guard
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 05:27:36 PM »
Not suggesting you buy a whole assortment https://www.amazon.com/Hilitchi-165-Piece-Stainless-Assortment-Include/dp/B01IPFA8TO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496359198&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=Nylon+lock+nut+m8&psc=1 but, your local hardware store should have nylon insert lock nuts similar to them and these should do the trick without the lock washers... Cheaper than longer bolts.


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Re: Advice on how to install engine guard
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 08:57:14 PM »
Thanks, redridinghood, I'll check those out!
-Brian

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Re: Advice on how to install engine guard
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 05:19:32 AM »
Check with the dealer if you have any questions.
Find out how they do it and what they use to do it.
Get your motor runnin' .. get out on the highway.

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