Broken threaded shock mount..

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Stratusphere86
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Broken threaded shock mount..

Postby Stratusphere86 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:51 pm

Hello all, I have a 94 1400 Suzuki Intruder and was wondering if anyone has broken the upper threaded portion of the shock mount? If so what has to be done? I have a picture to attach, I'd really appreciate any help.. I was putting on new shocks and and as I was tighten the nut on it broke :( thanks in advance
Ok sorry I dont know how to attach a picture??

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Re: Broken threaded shock mount..

Postby hillsy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:28 pm

Stratusphere86 wrote:Hello all, I have a 94 1400 Suzuki Intruder and was wondering if anyone has broken the upper threaded portion of the shock mount? If so what has to be done? I have a picture to attach, I'd really appreciate any help.. I was putting on new shocks and and as I was tighten the nut on it broke :( thanks in advance
Ok sorry I dont know how to attach a picture??


There's a couple of ways to skin this cat. If the thread isn't damaged too badly / the nut is damged you might be able to cut it again with a die or clean it up with a thread file and replace the nut. Or you can cut down the thread to the next size down and replace the nut. Or you can cut off the threaded part and tap into the shaft and replace the nut with a bolt and washer. Or you can have a new stud welded in.

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Re: Broken threaded shock mount..

Postby Stratusphere86 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:50 pm

Thank you for your reply, the threaded stud is what broke off during tighten it up, gonna have to weld on a new stud at this point, I just didn't know the other piece or the rest if the peg was removable from the frame, Its not a replaceable part I think, is there a way to post a picture do I can show whoever?

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Re: Broken threaded shock mount..

Postby hillsy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:09 pm

This site doesn't host pictures - you will need to upload to a pic host site (Imgur, Flickr, Google Pics, etc) and post an image link.

You are right that the part is not "replaceable" as such - you will either need to have another stud welded in or tap the remaining stud for a bolt.

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Re: Broken threaded shock mount..

Postby Stratusphere86 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:25 pm

http://s1268.photobucket.com/user/Joshu ... ml?filters[user]=147145666&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0

Yeah I'm gonna try to weld a new stud in place and see how that goes, the link above is the picture I took of it earlier, again thanks for the advice

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Re: Broken threaded shock mount..

Postby hillsy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Sorry - the pic link doesn't work for me?

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Re: Broken threaded shock mount..

Postby Stratusphere86 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:47 pm

Sorry first time trying to post it, works for me but I'm not sure how else to do it

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Re: Broken threaded shock mount..

Postby Radmax » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:18 am

I had this exact same thing happen on my LS650 and I believe the post on the intruder is exactly the same.

I just ground off and cleaned up the post, drilled and tapped a center hole and used a stainless bolt and large washer. To get the hole centered I made a jig...

I'm not sure how reliable pictures are on this forum so here is a link to an IMGUR post I made to show someone else how to do it.

https://imgur.com/a/YtUpL

Hope this helps.


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