Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Silver City, NM
Front Engine Mount Blues
Some months ago I put the HT footpeg/engine protector on my '11 and since it comes with a front engine mount welded on as part of it, I removed the original mounts and put them away. (I never ever, double never ever throw anything out. I'm a terminal pack rat)
OK, a few weeks ago I installed the SW Motech crash bars and it was more than a bit of a struggle getting them on with the footpeg brace in the way. With some good salty language and a mighty heave I got them mounted, but now I have more vibration since the metal components are jammed together.
Sooo......today I thought "phooey on it" and went for the old mounts to put back on. Then I'd see about re-drilling mounting holes for the foot peg bar.
You guessed it - can't find them. Got muffler, front springs, rear springs, etc., on and on.....but no front engine mounts. Tore that shop apart and no mounts.
Finally, looking on-line for new ones the ones I'm seeing on the parts breakdowns all show an L shaped front engine mount and I don't remember seeing that on mine. Looked on bike and see nothing the L would attach to. I'm "pretty sure" the original mounts were just a plain triangle.
Looking on eBay I see a set for an '05 that look like mine but does the '05 front engine mount have the same bolt spacing as the '11 ?? Help Help Help..............Lar.
Last edited by biglar; 06-19-2013 at 08:16 PM.