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i have a 99 vulcan 750....i have the service manual and attached a pic of the side bolts that mount to the frame.

the problem i am having is on the left side. i turn the bolt to tighten or loosen and it just spins away doing nothing. I can feel inside the frame and whatever the bolt is connected to is not spinning so even if i can get into this super small area with a wrench, there is nothing to hold on to that will allow me to tighten or loosen this bolt.

ideally i would like to tighten this thing up. But my thought was to take it apart to see if the rubber is still good. The problem is that i cant remove or tighten this bolt what so ever.

i dont even want to ride the bike with the amount of rattling i am hearing from the tank...its beyond annoying. The right side bolt seems tight enough and the 1 under the seat is fine also

any help would be great...thanks!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 06:31 PM
..have a vulcan good day!
 
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i have a 99 vulcan 750....i have the service manual and attached a pic of the side bolts that mount to the frame.

the problem i am having is on the left side. i turn the bolt to tighten or loosen and it just spins away doing nothing. I can feel inside the frame and whatever the bolt is connected to is not spinning so even if i can get into this super small area with a wrench, there is nothing to hold on to that will allow me to tighten or loosen this bolt.

ideally i would like to tighten this thing up. But my thought was to take it apart to see if the rubber is still good. The problem is that i cant remove or tighten this bolt what so ever.

i dont even want to ride the bike with the amount of rattling i am hearing from the tank...its beyond annoying. The right side bolt seems tight enough and the 1 under the seat is fine also

any help would be great...thanks!
Makes me believe the "Metric" Threads are stripped. My solution would be attach a pair of "Vise-Grips" and have a Tug of War while turning CCW.

hope this helps
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