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What are the brass nuts on the underside of the handholds ?

I just noticed two brass nuts imbedded in the underside of each hand hold on my brand new 2017 650 Executive. Anyone here know what accessory they are for???
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In Jester's Court this gets a very different answer. Here they are for some kind of accessory tie down rings or clips. If you screw some appropriately sized metric bolts (as I did) you can use them as attachment points for your bungee cords when carrying chicken feed and dog food. You need to be a little careful as I believe they are only pressed in or molded into relatively soft plastic. They are pretty easy to rip out.
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Suzuki sells the bolts with steel sleeves. They are for Bunge cord hooks. While they are fine for most things, yes they are embedded in plastic, so do NOT strap a Ford 5.4L on the back after picking it up from Pull-A-Part.

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Thanks guys, the hand holds look like aluminum castings. I was surprised something so critical was made out of plastic.
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Classier Than Suzuki's

From 8+ Years Ago:

If you're interested, this was discussed in a 2008 thread: Wondering about those holes.

It may have been discussed since, but that's the thread where I encountered the topic.

Classier:

If you want to get something much classier looking (and, yes, more expensive) than Suzuki's shiny metal bolts and sleeves, I can recommend Triumph track-stand bobbins. Here's an old pic of my former 2007 Exec, but I did the same thing on the 2008 I acquired last year:



Note that the unseen bolt that comes with these is an M6, and with the Triumph part # A9648003 it must be shortened by about 1/4" (or replaced with a 35mm M6 bolt). This information is from this pic and caption of my gallery -- http://www.billanddot.com/burgman/#47 -- where I also note some suppliers of the product.

Further note that your average, garden-variety, bobbin won't work in those embedded nuts. This Triumph model works because it has that taper at the top, whereas most bobbins have a straight outer body, which precludes their fitting in the rail (at least in front).

When doing multi-day, one-up, trips, I travel with an Aerostitch Medium Motofizz bag that I acquired a decade or so ago: http://www.aerostich.com/medium-moto...-seat-bag.html . We can discuss the merits of different travel bags all day long, but my point here is that the Motofizz has loops embedded in some of the adjustable straps, and the bobbins are perfect for using those loops to secure the bag in place atop the rear seat.

[Edit: one last thing I forgot ... No, I wouldn't try to lift the bike with anything that screwed into those nuts, but I've found them surprisingly rugged. I would not hesitate to lash anything you're carrying onto them.]
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I have the Suzuki OEM bungee hook anchors on my 2013 Burg. I got them from an ebay seller for something like $20.00 a few years ago, and have yet to use them. This is what they look like.


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The 400 has them too.

Plenty strong enough for their intended purpose because the pull is sideways and not in line with the thread/material join.
Anything with a thread that is too long will press out the inserts
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A company in Eastern Europe makes a mounting plate for side cases that use these as the top attachment points. The plate accommodates at least five common Givi sets of cases. I hope these nuts are stronger than some suggest here. I have installed the plates but have no bags yet. Somebody on this site recommended these plates made in Slovenia but I lost the thread. I would sure like confirmation that these brackets and mounting points are strong enough from any who have used them.
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A company in Eastern Europe makes a mounting plate for side cases that use these as the top attachment points. The plate accommodates at least five common Givi sets of cases. I hope these nuts are stronger than some suggest here. I have installed the plates but have no bags yet. Somebody on this site recommended these plates made in Slovenia but I lost the thread. I would sure like confirmation that these brackets and mounting points are strong enough from any who have used them.
You should be OK with the mount of the plates. The weaker point is where it mounts lower on the body near the rear side reflectors.

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I have the Kiwi Dave plates and have my side cases loaded to the hilt, over less than ideal roads, and at high rates of speed. So far so good.


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