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Traxxion and a Penske
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:33:17 am »
Ok, so I ordered a Penske from Dan at 5he end of November.  It showed up before Christmas. But no bracket to mount the remote res. No problem, Mike gets it out ASAP. I got it yesterday. So the shock is mounted, no problem. Take a look at the bracket and WTF?

Ok, I get you have to use just one hole, but they provide a bolt that doesn’t fit. They send a M10-1.5 x40 bolt. Trouble is the stock bolt and its subsequent hole is fine thread or M10-1.25...

So what are you supposed to do? Drill out the existing hole and thus make returning to stock impossible?

Ok, here’s my plan. I ordered a M10-1.25x40 cap bolt from McMaster Carr, and a slim self locking nut. (Actually 10 ea) I’ll be able to use it and not have to drill anything out.

So my question is why not just sent a correct bolt? Yes, I’ll be calling them and asking. I’ll probably just send the the other 9 bolts I don’t need...lol

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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 11:10:31 am »
check with them and see if they sent the correct bracket. When I got mine, the bracket didn't work with my '12 model. The bracket was built for earlier models. I contacted traxxion, and after they came to the realization that I was correct, they built another "proper " bracket. Well, it's my understanding that they did, they never sent me one, and I modded my bracket to fit on my own. Good luck, Steve
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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 11:28:39 am »
Oh, the bracket will will work jus fine. It's the way they tell you to attach it and the hardware they sent. I mean, it may be possible that they sent the wrong bolt, but, I've never really seen a place that stores new nuts on the bolts as a pair. They picked a M10-1.5 nut and bolt to send.

It's possible that eariler bikes (<2016) actually used a M10-1.5 there, and they are unaware.

Anyway, me being the dumb mechanical engineer that I am, I'll be designing a new bracket, and have my nephew, a genius fabracator make a few up. (I just don't like the idea that the thing is held by only one bolt, and the fact that you have to ruin the original bolt hole)

It's also temping to eventually use a Ti bolts there...lol (every little gram counts...), Maybe even make the bracket out of Ti. :))

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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 02:11:50 pm »
Can’t drill out an M10 thread to make a different M10 thread. The major diameter of the bolts ate the same. Hence the M10

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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 02:29:55 pm »
What's your point? That's why I said you'd have to ruin the bolt hole in the frame.. As in drill out the M10-1.25 theads and use a M10-1.5 bolt and NUT...

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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 01:17:07 am »
rrsperry
If you design and make a few I would be very interested in buying one if you would be interested in selling.
Thanks

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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 11:51:49 am »
Not sure that's allowed? Anyway, it shouldn't be much, it's a laser cut bracket with a 30 deg bend, using a press break. I'll let you know.  It's too bad the factory tab in in such an awkward place..lol I'd be much happier if it were captured by the frame and footpeg, rather than hanging in back.

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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 06:06:16 pm »
Can’t drill out an M10 thread to make a different M10 thread. The major diameter of the bolts ate the same. Hence the M10

You CAN if you install a threaded insert kit by Helicoil and many other suppliers.
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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 06:17:14 pm »
Ok, so I ordered a Penske from Dan at 5he end of November.

Your "Subject" say Traxxion...

I'm going Traxxion/Penske real soon!

Do you have the Traxxion AK20 fork cartridges or just their spring setup?

Any input?

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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 06:25:15 pm »
Yes I have the AK20 waiting to go in.

Yes you can do many things, but you shouldn’t have too.. I mean you are ordering a bolt on kit, it should work without having to drill new holes, or use thread inserts. It just required the correct bolt and nut.

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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 07:43:16 pm »
^^

M10x1.25 and M10x1.5 are confused frequently by the those inexperienced with metric hardware.
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Re: Traxxion and a Penske
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 08:10:53 pm »
What's your point? That's why I said you'd have to ruin the bolt hole in the frame.. As in drill out the M10-1.25 theads and use a M10-1.5 bolt and NUT...

Missed using the nut on there. My guess is they just put the wrong bolt in the package. If it were me, I’d do what you did. Just go buy a bolt the right size and call it a day.