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I was replacing my rack on my Shadow and when loosening the bolts, one
froze up and tore the treads out of the Nut plate attached to the crossmember.
I had to cut the threaded part of the nut plate off to remove the bolt.
Can these nut plates be replaced, or should I just grind what is left of the
threaded plate and tack weld a new nut on there? Thanks for the help.:bang head :bash:
 

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I am going to turn a nut on the lathe to match the other threaded bungs and tack it
in there. Thanks for the help, I was not sure if anybody ever replaced those nut plates.
They looked like they might come out, but after I got the k frame on the floor, it looks
like they are part of the K frame.
 

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Sounds like replacing the nut and welding it in place is the best way to go. Don't forget to chase the threads on the new nut after you weld it.

John O.
Crtet, Ne.
 

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You might check into a "Riv-Nut" (part nut and part rivet). Easy to install into a blind hole and it won't turn in the hole if installed correctly. It's not one of those cheap types either where the sides split open as it gets crushed.
 

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Thanks again for the tip, I like the splined ones. Looks like you drill a hole and just
drive the splines into the metal. I am going to check with copperstate nut and bolt
and macfadendale nut and bolt here locally. Looks like thay make them in metric,
then I can still use the factory bolt.
 
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