1987 Aspencade lower engine bolt


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Hillbilly Rider
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1987 Aspencade lower engine bolt

Postby Hillbilly Rider » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:44 am



I am new to the wing family so not so familiar with mechanics yet.
I just purchased a 1987 Aspencade. The previous owner installed floorboards (Markland). The shift lever has an extremely low clearance so that my boot will not fit underneath.
If I remove the floorboards and re-install stock driver pegs (by removing the long front lower engine bolt) will the engine remain in place while I remove the bolt or should it be supported?

The real question is what other options are available to use the floorboards - the shifter lever is too short or too low?
Is there a different shift lever available or will re-adjusting the lever fix the problem?

Mark



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Re: 1987 Aspencade lower engine bolt

Postby seabee_ » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:21 am

I also had Markland boards on mine and they make it tight for foot room and shifter problems. You can put a heel/toe shifter on but they take some getting used to. There is not enough adjustment for the shifter with the boards on. I already tried that. I just run with the foot pegs and highway pegs up front. The engine should stay put while changing them, but tricky to line up the holes to put the bolt back. It's actually a thru bolt with nuts. I would do one side at a time. You also have to loosen the engine crash bars. But it's all pretty simple.
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Re: 1987 Aspencade lower engine bolt

Postby Hillbilly Rider » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:19 pm

Thanks SeaBee,
I think the pegs are probably the best option.
Here is my existing set up. in case you have any thoughts.

Mark
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Re: 1987 Aspencade lower engine bolt

Postby seabee_ » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:54 pm

The pegs aren't bad. I find myself using the highway pegs up front more when I'm cruising.


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