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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:59 pm 
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I am thinking of mounting a motor. Do the mounts where they drill into the crossbar weaken the structural integrity of the crossbar? Has anyone considered a mount that is clamped on in some way without drilling into the crossbar?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:21 pm 
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I have been looking into motor mounts for the getaway for a while now and have never herd of any damage from the cheata mounts bolts going through the cross bar. I will be fabbing a new mount for my self in the next couple of months that will clamp onto the rear crossbar and will be easily removed when its not being used I will post full build details when I'm done.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:58 am 
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bjkIII wrote:
I am thinking of mounting a motor. Do the mounts where they drill into the crossbar weaken the structural integrity of the crossbar? Has anyone considered a mount that is clamped on in some way without drilling into the crossbar?

Iv'e drilled and bolted mine, it's a lot firmer than the clamp system I had before. I can just pull one pin and the arm comes off leaving the mounting in place. You have to take care there are no sharp bits to cause injury, Iv'e used "cup head " bolts down from the top and welded them in, nice and smooth. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:34 pm 
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Great pics of your home made mount do you mind if I re-post them in my post (Cheata Motor Mount or Home Made)?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:20 am 
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Yeah, Go for it Mate. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:19 pm 
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I'd be willing to buy one from you If you make it :), just send the instructions on how to assemble it.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Yep no problem, it is already assembled, you only need a clamp, a power drill and a spanner,takes about 20 minutes, email sent.

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