Hailong Battery cradle mounting, is it okay to file off a small stand-off?

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Hailong Battery cradle mounting, is it okay to file off a small stand-off?

Post by zacksc » May 28 2021 2:07pm

I am mounting a Hailong battery (cradle) (H01) on the downtime of an aluminum frame bike. There are three bottle-holder-mount threaded holes with stand-offs (raised area). I can use the upper two to mount the cradle, but then the third one kind of pushes the lower part of the cradle and causes it to flex up just a bit. I could just go with that, but I was also thinking of just filing that flush. IS that a bad idea?
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Re: Hailong Battery cradle mounting, is it okay to file off a small stand-off?

Post by Eastwood » May 28 2021 4:39pm

You could put rubber washers/spacers on the other two so it clears the one in the middle. But yeah if not you could always file it down, but better to not make changes if you don’t have too.

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Re: Hailong Battery cradle mounting, is it okay to file off a small stand-off?

Post by 99t4 » May 28 2021 11:36pm

Another option: You could relieve the plastic in the cradle where it hits the rivnut. (Large diameter drill bit or dremel tool, etc.)

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Re: Hailong Battery cradle mounting, is it okay to file off a small stand-off?

Post by Voltron » May 29 2021 12:23pm

Fyi the raised area is the edge of the insert, if ground flush it might fall into the frame.
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Re: Hailong Battery cradle mounting, is it okay to file off a small stand-off?

Post by zacksc » May 29 2021 6:48pm

is it difficult to remove the insert?

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Re: Hailong Battery cradle mounting, is it okay to file off a small stand-off?

Post by Voltron » May 29 2021 9:23pm

Yes, without leaving a chunk rattling around in the frame anyway.
Making a recess for it in the battery mount will prob be easier.
Maybe, depending on your mount, you might be able to drill thru the whole thing, and get a third bolt in there.

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