p200 bbq rack
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1984 PX200E, 1962 Fuji Rabbit S601, 1963 GL, Gilera GSA, Vespa GS160, aTri-ped Micocar, and bunch of mopeds and shifty fifties
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:17 am quote
Does anyone have the hardware/bolts that lock the telescoping back rest on a (p200) BBQ rack in place? Interested in selling or take a picture of, so I could find something similar?
Thank you
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:21 am quote
Also missing the back rest pad, I would be interested in one if available, but I can make one and have it reupholstered when I do my seat.





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Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:38 am quote
What are you missing? I thought is was just a bolt that screwed into a thread on the bottom of the rack. The bolt was made to screw in by hand but I'm sure you can find a decent replacement. Prob won't look the same but has the same functional purpose. Maybe I'm wrong bud do you have a pic of the bottom your bbq rack to help what you're looking for?


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There are at least 3 types of original BBQ racks that were produced throughout the years and another different recent repop that's on the market now.

Three bars in the middle BBQ racks which are most common.




Two bars in the middle BBQ racks that I think were made at the later end of the original line.



The repop bbq racks have three round bars vs the flat bars on the originals.



Four bar BBQ racks are less common but original from that period.



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Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:52 am quote
It may just be a bolt, I just wanted to check to see if there was any other bit of hardware that pinches up against the sliding part of the rack to hold it in place.





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Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:04 am quote
I recall a special bolt on some of those bbq racks seem to remember a carriage bolt with part of the head ground so it fit and a wing nut on the bottom so it could be easily adjusted. The hole looks large on the bottom wonder if a rubber bushing went in to help apply tension on the backrest slide bar.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:58 am quote
Rubber would be a good idea, I figured it would have something besides the bolt locking against the slide.
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Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:07 pm quote
I have them. I'll take a photo later today. I have the same one. That's the best model of those. It's flat. There was another that was raised, and fit a tire underneath.

Unfortunately, mine is rusted, and the backrest is frozen in the tube.

The hardware:
- two bolts with a rounded head, with one side cut flat
- A tapered barrel thing
- Thumb nuts
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Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:39 pm quote
Bolt: head is rounded and cut out on one side, but not sure why.
length: 27mm
head: 13mm or 14mm
Thread pattern looks standard, not metric.

Barrel thing:
width: 10mm
length: 9mm
It's tapered at the top, and cut at a slight angle at the bottom.

I am missing the nut, but it is a thumb screw type.

Backrest pad:
Depth: 3"
Height: 8"
Has a piece of plywood and foam. Pocket in the back.

Here are a bunch of photos. :)










Not sure which way this goes, or why it's flat on one side.












Pretty sure the nut was one of these. If I remember correctly.

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Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:31 am quote
I responded to someone on scoot.net. He was looking for a backrest, I sent him a few picture and I never got a reply back. Here is what I have(the telescopic part).





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Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:24 pm quote
I was able to use carriage bolts and fuel line compressed with a bolt and a washer. Keeps the telescoping piece locked in place.
I was planning on having my seta recovered soon, I will make a seat back at that time.
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Mon May 03, 2021 7:00 pm quote
scooterist wrote:
I responded to someone on scoot.net. He was looking for a backrest, I sent him a few picture and I never got a reply back. Here is what I have(the telescopic part).
Is that backrest for sale?
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Mon May 03, 2021 7:33 pm quote
^^ Yes, I still have it.
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