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I've got a RAM base with stainless steel U-Bolt fitted to my Versys & I'm trying to find some tamper proof nuts to fit it. Does anyone know what thread it is? I know its not metric & I'm guessing its AF.

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I've got a RAM base with stainless steel U-Bolt fitted to my Versys & I'm trying to find some tamper proof nuts to fit it. Does anyone know what thread it is? I know its not metric & I'm guessing its AF.
Nuts for the ubolt? Plain old 1/4-20 but I'm not sure why you'd bother tamper-proofing the ubolt since any cradle is going to have that big thumb bolt they can undo. I must have misunderstood the question.
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The "big thumb bolt thingie" & the sat nav cradle bolts are going to be replaced with a tamper proof nuts/bolts. I'm a bit paranoid since having a RAM mount & cradle stolen from my bike whilst touring in Spain. Didn't ruin the trip but it was an inconvenience.

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The "big thumb bolt thingie" & the sat nav cradle bolts are going to be replaced with a tamper proof nuts/bolts. I'm a bit paranoid since having a RAM mount & cradle stolen from my bike whilst touring in Spain. Didn't ruin the trip but it was an inconvenience.
Wow, that sucks.

Given that I'd consider rigging power with a quick disconnect and using the thumbscrew to remove everything else for throwing in a tank bag when leaving the bike.
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I've got a RAM base with stainless steel U-Bolt fitted to my Versys & I'm trying to find some tamper proof nuts to fit it. Does anyone know what thread it is? I know its not metric & I'm guessing its AF.
If I were you I'd got to a good engineering supply company and see what they suggest
theres two in Macc (Blackshaw Brothers & Delaney's),
theres Crewe Engineering Supply

You will probably find it easier to replace the lot than try to find tamper proof nuts for a non standard (to non US viewers) thread
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Wow, that sucks.

Given that I'd consider rigging power with a quick disconnect and using the thumbscrew to remove everything else for throwing in a tank bag when leaving the bike.
Done that

Power lead fitted with a supaseal connector so I can swop it between bikes & like you said it makes it easier to throw it in a tankbag. But even that is a pain at every fuel stop! Never used to worry about things like this but the paranoia has really set in!

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If I were you I'd got to a good engineering supply company and see what they suggest
theres two in Macc (Blackshaw Brothers & Delaney's),
theres Crewe Engineering Supply

You will probably find it easier to replace the lot than try to find tamper proof nuts for a non standard (to non US viewers) thread
Thanks for that healdem.

I'll check out those two in Macc (only down the road) for a couple of projects I've got on the go.

I'm changing all the fittings to metric & using "scroll" tamperproof nuts. Bending some M6 threaded bar to make the U clamp as we speak. Maybe I'll be able to sleep at night now!

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Now you just have to focus on the 4 bolts holding the handlebars on.

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Now you just have to focus on the 4 bolts holding the handlebars on.

Ha ...... like that one I've got a better idea, I'll lock the bike in the back of my van & go touring in that. Sleepless nights a distant memory & I can stop the medication.

GPS is mounted on a custom made bracket that bolts to the screen mounts. I'll post some photos when I get a chance.

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I agree with the above there are places where feminist are needed. They just chose not to talk about those places.

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