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jhartt3

Moving tower mount

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jhartt3

My old 1999 vlx came with a tower and this year was the first year we collapsed it.  The tower was repaired prior us buying it and hasnt had any structural issues.  Pulling it out this year we noticed the drivers side front leg wouldn't meet the mount even with a lot of pressure applied.  So we relocated the mount an inch or so forward.  

Will this cause any issues with the fiber glass supporting the tower.  

 

Should I be concerned about the integrity of this area?  It's a 3 hole mounting pattern.  I wanted to get some feedback from others who may have replaced old with new towers that had mounts in similar places and if any reinforcement was necessary. 

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Ndawg12

Was it in a serious bind when you collapsed it?  Is there a backing plate on the underside?  If not I'd probably fashion one especially since you have 3 other unused holes nearby.  

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no backing plate.  it was bound up pretty tight when we took the bolt out.  i've known it didnt line up perfectly all year.  but was hoping it would just fit back in.  i've considered putting a plywood backing plate on it. 

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Just now, jhartt3 said:

no backing plate.  it was bound up pretty tight when we took the bolt out.  i've known it didnt line up perfectly all year.  but was hoping it would just fit back in.  i've considered putting a plywood backing plate on it. 

:no: 1/4" stainless in order to be TMC approved.

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