Power Kite Forum
Not logged in [Login - Register]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
Author: Subject: Diameter of fork attaching bolt?
eric67m


Avatar


Posts: 151
Registered: 9-11-2015
Location: Monroe, Washington
Member Is Offline

Mood: Hobbies: something you love that other people often have never heard of or care about. That's why I like it on this forum,

[*] posted on 11-2-2017 at 12:02 PM
Diameter of fork attaching bolt?


What diameters is the bolt for attaching the fork to the swan neck on various brands of buggies? Has anyone ever bent or broken one?

My flexifoil has a 20mm tube (overkill? for the small buggy). Libra's might be 10mm (not positive, please correct or confirm).

What diameter is too small or what is overkill to hold a fork on securely ?




Hq Alpha 1.5, 2.5, Pdk buster soulfly pro 3.3, Libre vampir 4M, Flexifoil blurr 5M, Radsails Aztec backpack with speakers (and a 5M kite), Pansh sprint 5M, Quad Trac 5M, Quad Trac 7M, Flysurfer peak 2 12M

Freilein/OSk-usa(rev) indoor quad kite

Flexifoil Navaro buggy
View user's profile View All Posts By User
bigkid


Avatar


Posts: 4106
Registered: 4-12-2009
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 11-2-2017 at 12:26 PM


My Apexx has a 1/2 inch Carriage bolt



Appex buggy, Libre hardcore buggies.
Haize-Mendi Flexboardz.
Blokarts Pro-Comp.
PKD Century Soulflys (complete quiver), PKD Buster Soulfly's (complete quiver), PKD Buster Soulfly Pro's (complete quiver), NPW's-2m, 3m, 5m, 7m, 9m, 11m, 15m. Nasa Star-(complete quiver), Libre Vampir III-Spirits, Zebras, PL Hornets-twisters-Beamers,
Line sets from 10" to 328" or 2m to 100m.
worlds only AQR that works. American distributor for PKD.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
rtz


Avatar


Posts: 929
Registered: 10-12-2010
Location: Edmond, OK
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 11-2-2017 at 01:55 PM


3/8 inch seems to be the size if I recall correctly. I personally wouldnt run a 5/16 or 1/4 bolt.

Never had an issue with the fork bolt. Consider too that it is well supported at both ends and unlike the rear wheel bolts. Im sure you could probably get by with 1/4 but is that a bolt you want to take a chance with?

You could run larger for aesthetics or convenience if say for example you had a stock of 1/2 bolts or all thread.




Current setup-

Gusty/Stormy: Sting 1.7, 2.4, 3.3
Main: Hornet 2, 3, 4
Alternate: Flux 2, 3, 4, 5
Light Wind: Reactor 5.5 or JOJO 9

Extra Variety: Yakuza 2.2, 2.7 - Soulfly 1.5, 2.2, 3.3, 4.4 - Beamer 2, 3 - Ozone Quattro 1, 3 - Flow 2, 3, 4 - HQ Alpha 3.5 - Cross Kites 4.5 - Rage 1.8, 2.5, 3.5, 4.7 - Blurr 3.5, 5 - Reactor 2.2, 2.8, 3.5, 4.4
View user's profile View All Posts By User

  Go To Top

Hosted by: Mad Moose Hosting