Legshield spare carrier

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3narf
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:44 pm

Hi

I just bought a spare wheel carrier (the type that bolts to the spine and carries the spare flat against the legshields) and it needs two mounting points on the spine.

I assume I need some threaded inserts - if anyone has fitted one of these, what did you use?

Thx

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Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:49 pm

What model is It ? Older small frames had nuts welded inside the frame with caps over them.

Obviously yours hasn't or you wouldn't be asking.

If i were doing it id just use a riv nut, (m8) you should install them with a special tool but you can do a cheat, have a look on YouTube.

Easy job, good look.

3narf
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:09 pm

Thanks. It's a VBB2T 'curry burner.' I'd just about come to the conclusion I'd buy the tool for the nutserts, but I guess just tightening bolts into them would pull them in... Actually, I think I have a similar tool for plasterboard inserts, maybe that would work!

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Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:55 pm

Did you get sorted ?

3narf
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:03 am

gaz_powell wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Did you get sorted ?
Hi mate

Not yet, it's quite far down the list of priorities (starting with the weak gearchange detent and the speedo drive which keeps shearing)!

I need to buy some rims first as well. When I actually do the job I'll take measurements and pics for future ref.

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