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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 2:23 pm  Reply with quote
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So while parked outside the Rosedale Theater, some joker decided it would be a good idea to try and steal my spare tire. "Luckily", he just ripped the sheet metal holding the hub to the rear rack 90% off, making it temporarily unusable.

Not liking to ride around without a spare, I wanted to mount it to the spare holder on the legshield, but I have no bolts that would fit. Does anyone know the size of the bolt that fits in legshield spare holders?

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 3:04 pm  Reply with quote
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Do you mean nuts? or do you need to install an inside legshield holder and that is what's missing the bolts?

the holder should have two bolts sticking out that you attach the spare too.

ride up to the planet before 5pm if you can..

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 5:35 pm  Reply with quote
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The holder is already attached to the legshield, It has one hole in the center. I might be missing a piece, I guess, as the tire wouldn't stay on without the wood disk that came with the rear rack.

I'll see if I can post a photo of it later.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 9:31 pm  Reply with quote
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Here it is:



The wheel fits right on it, but there's nothing holding it on.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:13 am  Reply with quote
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no clue on that one!

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:08 am  Reply with quote
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The original piece had a large winged washer/bolt that threads into that single central hole and holds the tire in place. They are very cool and hard to find.

You could improvise with a large flat washer and a bolt.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:12 am  Reply with quote
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Hm. Well, the rear rack was held on with a large bolt, a washer, and a large wooden disk. I guess I'll just go and check bolts by hand.

Thanks for your help, Derrick.

For future reference, do you know what that's called?

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:23 am  Reply with quote
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I suppose you could call it "the large winged bolt".

I looked but I didn't find any pics.

I thought a couple old time Regulars had them. I know Topher had a complete one on his yellow Vespa for awhile.

You could try Vespa motorsport or what ever they are called.
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Derrick wrote:
The original piece had a large winged washer/bolt that threads into that single central hole and holds the tire in place. They are very cool and hard to find.


It's a longshot, but that bolt soounds very similar to what holds the jack secure so that it doesn't rattle around in many a car and truck, so you might have luck by poking around in a good auto parts store like NAPA (The one in St. Louis Park has EVERYTHING.), or is a junk yard.

Otherwise, using the proper length and thread bolt, weld up something using the "knob" of your choice.
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Spikehead must have farming in his history.
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Derrick wrote:
Spikehead must have farming in his history.



Fuck yeah.
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Something like this might work:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOPAR-DODGE-PLYMOUTH-NOS-SPARE-TIRE-JACK-WINGNUT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ10076QQihZ006QQitemZ160106803340QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V

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Hey, Jeremy. I have a tap/die set and thread gauge. I could stop by some time to check the tread size (guessing 6mm bolt with 1.25 thread) and we could manufacture a bolt to match the texiting thread and whatever you choose for a hold-down nut.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 7:56 pm  Reply with quote
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It's a standard metric size, 6 or 8mm coarse thread I think.

The thread gauge will tell the tale for sure. Losing that retainer is a tough break though. I bet someone in town here has one in a box and has no clue what it is.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:26 pm  Reply with quote
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cernunnus wrote:
Hey, Jeremy. I have a tap/die set and thread gauge. I could stop by some time to check the tread size (guessing 6mm bolt with 1.25 thread) and we could manufacture a bolt to match the texiting thread and whatever you choose for a hold-down nut.


Cool, thanks. Amy will bring it in to work on Monday!

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