Trunk tether bolt diameter? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Voyager
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old May 8th, 2019, 1:55 pm Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
 
Voyager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lawrenceville, PA, USA
Posts: 6,652
Trunk tether bolt diameter?

Does anyone know off-hand the bolt diameter of the pin that holds the trunk tether cord in place? I noticed today that mine was missing. In the past, it was always laying in the bottom of the trunk, but no luck this time. Apparently, it fell onto a jacket or the liner bag and got slung somewhere when they were removed from the trunk. Looks like maybe a 5 mm bolt just eyeballing it, but probably could be a 4. I have a 6 I will try, but I am almost certain that is too big so I will need to buy a replacement and then grind down the end so it doesn’t cut into the tether loop.

2017 KLR650 "Mule"
2007 K1200LT "Starship Enterprise", VOICE II, Navigator V, Motorrad Communicator
1987 Kawasaki Voyager XII
1976 Kawasaki KH400
1973 Kawasaki 100 G5
1970 Rockford Chibi (the orange one)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Voyager is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old May 8th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Senior Member
 
bmwcoolk1200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 3,797
Re: Trunk tether bolt diameter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
Does anyone know off-hand the bolt diameter of the pin that holds the trunk tether cord in place? I noticed today that mine was missing. In the past, it was always laying in the bottom of the trunk, but no luck this time. Apparently, it fell onto a jacket or the liner bag and got slung somewhere when they were removed from the trunk. Looks like maybe a 5 mm bolt just eyeballing it, but probably could be a 4. I have a 6 I will try, but I am almost certain that is too big so I will need to buy a replacement and then grind down the end so it doesn’t cut into the tether loop.
5mm is probably right. If I measure at the head before the threads start, I get about 4.95 and the threads 4.69.

Gordon
Sugar Hill, GA
2001 K1200LTI – Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bmwcoolk1200 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old May 8th, 2019, 2:50 pm Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
 
Voyager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lawrenceville, PA, USA
Posts: 6,652
Re: Trunk tether bolt diameter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwcoolk1200 View Post
5mm is probably right. If I measure at the head before the threads start, I get about 4.95 and the threads 4.69.
Thanks. Often the fiche gives this size, but not in this case.

2017 KLR650 "Mule"
2007 K1200LT "Starship Enterprise", VOICE II, Navigator V, Motorrad Communicator
1987 Kawasaki Voyager XII
1976 Kawasaki KH400
1973 Kawasaki 100 G5
1970 Rockford Chibi (the orange one)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Voyager is online now  
 
post #4 of 7 Old May 15th, 2019, 6:25 am Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
 
Voyager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lawrenceville, PA, USA
Posts: 6,652
Re: Trunk tether bolt diameter?

I bought some M5 screws, but they are the fairly common 0.8 mm thread pitch and apparently the tether anchor screw is 0.5 mm which are scarce as hens teeth in the US. I can’t even find them at Fastenal. Oh well, the tether generally stays in place without the screw and it will have to wait until I get back as I am sure it will be a special order part from BMW that will take 3 weeks to get here and I leave in a week.

2017 KLR650 "Mule"
2007 K1200LT "Starship Enterprise", VOICE II, Navigator V, Motorrad Communicator
1987 Kawasaki Voyager XII
1976 Kawasaki KH400
1973 Kawasaki 100 G5
1970 Rockford Chibi (the orange one)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Voyager is online now  
post #5 of 7 Old May 15th, 2019, 8:35 am
Wrencher Extraordinaire
 
jzeiler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Posts: 12,928
Re: Trunk tether bolt diameter?

I just pulled mine and put my thread gauge on it and it is a 0.8. I just put a panel fastener in there just fine.

John
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
K4AN

Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jzeiler is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old May 15th, 2019, 9:48 am Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
 
Voyager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lawrenceville, PA, USA
Posts: 6,652
Re: Trunk tether bolt diameter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jzeiler View Post
I just pulled mine and put my thread gauge on it and it is a 0.8. I just put a panel fastener in there just fine.
That is strange as the M5-0.8 cap head screws that I bought will not go it. Hmmm...

2017 KLR650 "Mule"
2007 K1200LT "Starship Enterprise", VOICE II, Navigator V, Motorrad Communicator
1987 Kawasaki Voyager XII
1976 Kawasaki KH400
1973 Kawasaki 100 G5
1970 Rockford Chibi (the orange one)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Voyager is online now  
post #7 of 7 Old May 16th, 2019, 8:47 am Thread Starter
Lifetime Supporter
 
Voyager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lawrenceville, PA, USA
Posts: 6,652
Re: Trunk tether bolt diameter?

Took a screw out of the fairing and it did go in as John said. Compared the thread pitch to the screws I bought and they are identical. Hmmm. Tried a different screw from the box I bought and it did go in after a fashion. I think the issue is that the Chinese cap screws have basically no bevel on the business end of the screw as do the BMW screws. The screw has to be held in perfect alignment and turned very carefully to get it started.

Even though the prices will increase, I am hoping the tariffs will return some small parts manufacturing to the US...
bmwcoolk1200 likes this.

2017 KLR650 "Mule"
2007 K1200LT "Starship Enterprise", VOICE II, Navigator V, Motorrad Communicator
1987 Kawasaki Voyager XII
1976 Kawasaki KH400
1973 Kawasaki 100 G5
1970 Rockford Chibi (the orange one)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Voyager is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
Scouter-50
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Missing starter bolt...flickering lights..what now? brucel K1200LT 10 Oct 7th, 2015 9:23 pm
CAUTIONARY NOTE On LT Trunk Setbacks tconnell K1200LT 27 May 29th, 2014 10:54 pm
K1200LT Rear shock mounting bolt Newport Shocks and Suspension 0 Nov 13th, 2010 2:25 am
Ft. Worth rack vs trunk ghetto mod? Dick Ergonomics & Rider Comfort 0 Jul 25th, 2010 3:29 pm
Two trunk discoveries- one bad, the other-? SkipI K1200LT 10 May 28th, 2007 3:54 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome