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#698719 - 06/16/17 7:36 pm Tool Box Mounting  
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I am installing the small curved lifting arm on my 1956 DB34. The front of the lifting arm uses the bolt that mounts the rear of the toolbox. I think the way the rear of the toolbox is mounted now is a bit dodgy. A bolt runs through the frame, an odd piece of rubber is sandwiched between the first of the two brackets coming off the toolbox, a fat washer is jammed between the two brackets, then another piece of dodgy rubber, then a washer and nut.

I see the parts book calls for a spacer, which I don't have.

Can somebody please tell me what the stacked assembly should like look at the rear of the toolbox?
Are there any rubber bits in there?
What should go between the two rounded brackets that come off the rear of the toolbox? Perhaps the fat washer is correct?
Does the spacer just go between the frame and the first bracket, or does it go right through both brackets?

Because I want to haul the bike on to the center stand using the lifting arm, I want the whole thing bolted up hard, which it certainly isn' right now.

Thanks for all and any help.

Stephen Hill
Victoria, BC

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#698883 - 06/18/17 7:54 am Re: Tool Box Mounting [Re: Stephen Hill]  
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Stephen, I too have the lifting handle on my DBD, although I am not sure if the setup on mine is original or not. Anyway, there are no rubber bits installed here.
I made a steel tube that fits between the holes in the "ears" of the rear suspension mounts of the frame, where the bolt of the lifting handle goes through. This is important imo, as this prevents distortion when the bolt and nut are tightened.
Next a metal spacer between frame and the toolbox, , another spacer on the aft side of the toolbox, this setup works well and feels solid.
I hope my explanation is clear.


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#698953 - 06/18/17 8:04 pm Re: Tool Box Mounting [Re: Peter R]  
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Thank you Peter. Your explanation is clear. I agree, a spacer up inside the frame beside the upper shock mount is a good idea, to keep the frame from compressing. I have a lathe and will make three spacers as you describe. I also don't think there is a role for rubber mounting here when using the lifting arm.

Stephen Hill

#699034 - 06/19/17 4:26 pm Re: Tool Box Mounting [Re: Stephen Hill]  
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As I remember it, when I worked on an A10 some years ago, there was, from the factory, a spacer in the shock absorber mount to do that very thing....prevent collapse or 'pinching" of the mount when tightening that bolt.

#699037 - 06/19/17 4:45 pm Re: Tool Box Mounting [Re: Irish Swede]  
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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
As I remember it, when I worked on an A10 some years ago, there was, from the factory, a spacer in the shock absorber mount to do that very thing....prevent collapse or 'pinching" of the mount when tightening that bolt.

This spacer was certainly not present in mine, so I made one on the lathe.


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#699241 - 06/21/17 5:51 am Re: Tool Box Mounting [Re: Stephen Hill]  
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The parts book calls for a spacer, which I am missing. It is becoming clear that the spacer belongs up inside the left rear frame, near the shock mount.

Stephen Hill


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