Put running Boards on my 1981 Interstate.

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Put running Boards on my 1981 Interstate.

Post by badvoodoodaddy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:19 am

I am just wondering if anyone has had any problems being able to get their crash bars back on after putting running boards on their bike. I am finding out that the mounting bolts on the frame at the bottom of the bike are too short. I am also wondering if anyone knows a fix to this problem?

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Re: Put running Boards on my 1981 Interstate.

Post by sw3dl1 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:49 am

The front-bottom shaft that the boards bolt to is too short in it's stock configuration. I just removed a set of Markland boards from an 83 Aspencade. It appears that the bottom shaft is a lenth of SAE threaded stock someone bought from a hardware store. I might have another shaft from an 82 Interstate I'm parting, it also had boards on it at one time or another. I'll check for you. At any rate I can at least measure the lenth of the shaft and let you know what size they used.
I find when removing these after-market accessories that most folks were not real concerned about keeping things metric, a lot of the Markland parts were installed with S.A.E. sizes.
Send me a PM and I'll get the sizes too you or the extra shaft if I still have it.

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