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Threaded "boss" on fork tubes... and why is it there?

Jeez, nine years and 180K on two LT's and I just saw these - DOH! (they must be for fender mounting options... I think 05's and up use them)

Now, what am I going to mount there?

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Re: Threaded "boss" on fork tubes... and why is it there?

I noticed that the first week I had the LT and was changing brake pads. Glad you asked the question Ron, I will be looking for the answer too.

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Re: Threaded "boss" on fork tubes... and why is it there?

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(they must be for fender mounting options... I think 05's and up use them)
Precisely -- it's the '05-on lower fender stay. Also used on the '99-'01(?) R1100RT.

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Re: Threaded "boss" on fork tubes... and why is it there?

In NC, we used to have inspection stickers. We still have inspections, but no stickers. This was a great place to put a piece of plastic or metal, secured with a metric screw to hold the stickers. Kept the sticky mess off the forks.

As for why they're there? I've no idea.

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Re: Threaded "boss" on fork tubes... and why is it there?

My first thought was that they were used on the assembly line at some point(s).
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Re: Threaded "boss" on fork tubes... and why is it there?

Fender screws -- you can just see the corresponding hole in the leading lower edge of the fender in this '06 LT pic.





Also, on the inspection sticker -- they are still required here in VA. At least in the past (and probably still today) Morton's BMW includes with a new bike an aluminum plate cut at the right angle, and a replacement caliper mounting bolt and spacer sleeve to mount the plate behind the fork. The plate is barely visible above; only slightly more visible here, behind the fork on the R12, in front of the fork with the front-mounted caliper on the R100:


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Re: Threaded "boss" on fork tubes... and why is it there?

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Now, what am I going to mount there?
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