Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Eagle County, CO
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I just installed the T-Rex center stand and did not have that issue with stripping the engine bolt/nut. It seemed the spacer was the proper length for me. But I do think T-Rex has sub-par quality control, so you may have gotten a bad spacer.
My quality experience; the bottom of the right and left brackets have 2 tapped M8 holes for the long u-shaped 'brace' that connects each side. On my kit one of the holes on each side only had half the threads tapped and poorly tapped where they existed. When trying to tap it myself, I realize the hole is too large to be tapped to the proper size, M8 x 1.25. I got a longer bolt and used a nut on the backside, no need to wait on a whole new kit from them, but I let T-Rex know about this error.
2016 Versys 650LT - Madstad, T-Bob, LeoVince, SeatConcepts, HyperPro CSC Damper, Shoodabeen Flashed
2003 KLR 685 - +1mm IN & EX SS valves P&P, Innovate Wideband O2 Sensor, Progressive 465 w/ RAP, ThermoBob