On the road again...


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Well, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I'm back on the street
with my motored bike. At last post, I had a couple of broken engine
mount studs. Not wanting to screw the job up, I took it into a machinist
to have them extracted.

That was a mistake. :censored:

To make a long story short, this guy completely screwed the pooch
and made my stud problem far, far worse than it was. So bad, in fact
that I had to completely write off the original stud holes and drill and
tap new ones myself.

After that, I had to come up with an alternate method of mounting the
engine. This is what I came up with. It seems to work quite well.

Sorry about the smallness of the picture. I made it in MS paint, and
it seemed bigger, until the forum software shrunk it down! :LOL:


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Thanks Joe!

It was sort of a unique problem, and required a unique fix.

I'm just glad I was able to figure something out. This dang
motoredbike is just too much fun to not work!

I'm kind of disappointed in the rather dismal response to this
thread, but then maybe if I had put it in the tech section and
titled it differently, it might get some more exposure.

A shame really, since I think this is a pretty good solution to
a potentially crippling motoredbike ailment.



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2:07 AM
Dec 15, 2006
Fountain Hills, AZ
this was a very inventive solution
I am impressed by your idea and if you dont mind will move to tech/mech
:D 8) :D 8) :D


standard issue, if you'll notice, the MBc staff is very interested in your fix...please check your PM

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That's sweet Augidog!

I feel like my small contribution has been forever enshrined
in the hallowed halls of MBc... :cool:

Hopefully that'll help someone with the same problem someday.
After all, there but for the grace of god go us all!

Nice job on getting the good part of the picture back to it's
original size!

go you good thing

Hey Augidog you beat me to it.

I just saved the pic in My Pictures in case I needed a fix in the future.

Very nice work Standard Issue.

go you good thing

Standard Issue I am guessing that the plate is threaded to house (and tighten up) the blue 6mm screws so when you install a nut they will not rotate so the nut can be tightened.