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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo944 View Post
    all i can picture here is that image of the car in the video somebody posted recently where the bolts failed in a drag strip start and ripped the wheel off the car under power.
    You kidding me right? I think as long as its all bolted in correct I should be safe not to have the nose of the spacer


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    Quote Originally Posted by tailorbmw View Post
    You kidding me right? I think as long as its all bolted in correct I should be safe not to have the nose of the spacer
    nope, not kidding. was a genuine video of a very expensive failure.

    probably worse for me as there was an issue with my Ducati a few years back. The cussh drive is basically 6 thick bolts that slot into the wheel to make the physical contact from the chain driven sprocket of the drive chain, to the wheel itself.

    On a ride I suddenly got a rear wheel lock up at around 50 MPH. On stopping the rear wheel was jammed solid, though the chain hadnt snapped and wrapped. Initial confusion instantly evaporated when I saw the remains of one of the sprocket retainer bolts still attached to the shaft of the cush drive thread (but no shaft) wedged firmly between the spocket and the swingarm.

    It happened directly opposite a garage which was lucky. A few borrowed tools and a lot of brute force saw the bolt and nut removed and I carefully rode home. Only when I took the wheel off did I see how much damage had actually taken place.

    the following picture shows the cush drive taken a few years after the event. but 2 of the shafts had snapped (allowing the remains to work themselves out of the carrier towards the swingarm), while 2 others were fractured and bending.

    It shales your trust in things a little. I fitted a better designed item from a later bike to make sure it didnt happen again.

    but as far as the snapped bolts on the car video, not joking at all. definitely saw it posted recently.

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    Something to think about...


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    right to maybe help maps sell bimecc spacers and tuv stopped bimmec from making them because the 10mm spacer was too small to have the locator on and they where under pressure and cracking so thats why bimecc dropped the 10mm and moved to 12mm for tuv certification.hope this helps a little.12 mm are perfectly safe with extended bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by extremewheels View Post
    right to maybe help maps sell bimecc spacers and tuv stopped bimmec from making them because the 10mm spacer was too small to have the locator on and they where under pressure and cracking so thats why bimecc dropped the 10mm and moved to 12mm for tuv certification.hope this helps a little.12 mm are perfectly safe with extended bolts.
    interesting. I don't really want to purchase them and 3 months down the line its cracks!

    I think the max i can go is 10mm thou but am not 100% sure..


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    nope ya wrong! I went for 15mm spacers (hubcentric) with extended bolts. I could wind the suspension right down (120mm) and they didnt catch the arches mate.
     
     

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