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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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What is this unused bracket for?

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Anyone know what this bracket is all about? It's under the tail, between the left foot-peg and passenger foot-peg.




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Must be some Honda add on part that bolts to that. Or it was used during the assembly process when the frames are attached to an assembly line hanger. It looks as if something was threaded into it at one time.

Sometimes on exhaust manifolds they have little holes on the end. I found out those are used to hang the headers during the plating process.
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or it can be used to secure the remote reservoir if you upgrade the rear shock.
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Or to zip-tie the home made cold air intake tube to :P
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Is there one on the other side?
Maybe for something on an F or X model?
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Easy - it's for a bolt!
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Is there one on the other side?
Maybe for something on an F or X model?

Nope, just on the left side.

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I bet that's used during the assembly line process when that frame's mounted on a frame assembly rotary.
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Nope, just on the left side.
That's weird. They don't put anything like that without a purpose. I have a 2015 F model. It has one.
The threads look a little bare but maybe the paint didn't get in there.
On the opposite side but up higher is a small tube on a welded tab. Equally mysterious. Maybe used for assembly purposes.

Maybe somebody with an X model can have a look to see if it's used?

Either way, I'm planning to make some sort of mud flap to protect the shock from debris. I may use these for mounting points.
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I have a '14 R model and had a look yesterday - between the two left side foot pegs the frame tube is covered by plastic, can't see any brackets.
You wrote it's "under the tail", then "between the left side pegs" - where is it exactly?
Can't really tell by the picture.
Maybe it's for something that goes in from the top?

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