April 17, 2019 at 3:08 am #97326
I’m just building my LR2 and have come across a slight problem with access to M4 nuts on the XZ Main to XZ &
XZ Side Belts bits.
I’m using M4 as specified as an option in the build lists but there is no room to get a small spanner on the Nylocs when tightening them (pics) – I have even printed one to try
Across the flats of the nut is 7mm and the spanner I printed is 15mm wide at its widest (as seen in the pics)
Obviously, there’s ways around this in practice but just thought I’d give feedback for a future version.
Attachments:April 17, 2019 at 4:49 am #97332
Most of us just jam a flat screwdriver in there to lock it in place.April 18, 2019 at 3:26 am #97468
Yes! As I also did, but that wasn’t the reason for my posting the title, in part, it read ‘Design….. Feedback .
Most of you guys use probably using old imperial sizing – the rest of the world uses metric – I don’t know if these areas are perfectly sized for imperial nuts so this ‘problem’ didn’t present itself at I was just bringing it to the forums attention.
As an addendum to my original post the LR2 mount to 611 plate also has this ‘issue’April 18, 2019 at 6:11 am #97477
I’ve found the best method is to take a set of small vise grips and use it to hold the bolt at whatever 2 points you can get access too. A little clumsy, but it works.April 18, 2019 at 6:43 am #97479
A #6 nylon locknut is actually bigger than 7mm across flats, so it’s not really a matter of imperial vs metric measurements. I just used a pair of pliers, the slightly beefy needle nose ones.April 18, 2019 at 6:54 am #97480
Most have to do it its seems whether or not we’re using either classic imperial or new fangled metric.
I think Ryan has chosen strength in the rigidity of the parts at the cost of this inconvenience.
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