Thread: ride plate inserts gone bad
08-07-2007, 04:53 PM #1
ride plate inserts gone bad
guys was putting some more angle on ff plate,removed the four bolts too add more s/s washers and found part of the inserts have broke off..
after the panic i realised that there was still more than enough thread in the inserts and the had not pulled through all the way but what seems like a small amount from the bottom of the insert has come free on all four with the exact ammount on each which is 2.5 turns,
has anyone had this and any ideas on the cause and if there ok to leave this way or put on winter list..
added photo of plate bolt to give you an idea of how small a piece i am talking about
08-07-2007, 04:58 PM #2
Paul, If you feel good about how many threads are still left I would just leave them, but be VERY careful when putting the plate back on. The less threads there are the better chance of messing up what is left.
Put them on your winter "to do" list.
08-07-2007, 05:09 PM #3
thanks jeff, just looked up the inserts on fich and its the locators that go in hull and yes threaded
cant understand whats broke all four in the same place and perfect clean across breaks
08-07-2007, 05:13 PM #4
I'd fix the problem if it were me. Probably not a good feeling to have your plate rip of at 70+.
I used two pieces of 1/2" aluminum bar stock, drilled and tapped them, and glued them to the inner hull. Talk about tons of thread engagement!
08-07-2007, 05:19 PM #5
I agree with boogie, it would not be fun having a plate come off at 70+, but if you are comfortable with it, run it.
08-07-2007, 05:20 PM #6
08-07-2007, 05:24 PM #7
The 05 and up are the best I have seen.
However, I do like the idea that Dave used.I just installed a tunnel reinf. kit from island and the brackets he sends with the kit work AWESOME, and are exactly what Dave is talking about.
The R&D brackets wont distribute the load as well as the 05 and up stock brkts. They basicly put all of the force at the bolt holes, just like the old style inserts.
08-07-2007, 05:29 PM #8
jeff mine is a 05 ..
can you get the green glue yam uses or will 5200 do the job to hold them in place
08-07-2007, 05:33 PM #9
I knew yours was a 05, but I wanted to be clear about it for anyone that was reading that didnt know there was a difference.
08-07-2007, 05:52 PM #10
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