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TheLostBoy

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Posted: 06/20/22 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone know if the threaded rods in stabilisers can be replaced? The nubs (or whatever they're called) on the rods that my crank slides over are worn down so far that the crank keeps slipping over it and I'm afraid one day I'm going to be stranded one day because I can't retract my stabilisers.
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Just have someone weld a couple of nuts on the end, then you can use a drill driver with the right socket to go up or down.

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Fisherman has best solution. While your there some lubrication would help.

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Another vote for Fisherman's solution. Perfect.
So much easier with a socket and cordless drill.


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While you’re under there you might consider lubricating the threads.


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If you have enough thread there, screw on 2 nuts, then jam them together. Work same as welding, but if you need to take it apart you can

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JRscooby wrote:

If you have enough thread there, screw on 2 nuts, then jam them together. Work same as welding, but if you need to take it apart you can


You need to use a deep well socket if you go this route. Otherwise, it may just grab the first nut and break it free.

But unlikely you will ever need to take it apart, so a quick tack weld should work fine.


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If you go the 2 nut method, a plop of thread locker will probably keep them together. Just make sure you line the 2 nuts up to allow a deep socket to cover both when cranking.

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Bingo. Either will work I believe, but 1 nut on the end with a little goober plug weld on the end is the easiest if you have access to a welder or a buddy.


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JRscooby wrote:

If you have enough thread there, screw on 2 nuts, then jam them together. Work same as welding, but if you need to take it apart you can


Shaft has acme threads on it. Standard nuts won't fit however oversized nut s can be welded on.


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