i have a brand new trail i went to
put a new winch mount on and bottom insert spun, i got it out but now im trying to find the insert and tool, the hex is 12mm any suggestions on where to get something suitable local or something to order appreciated
i find the hex ones online but most are 11mm or 13mm and this hole is 12mm was hoping for suggestions from people who gave done it appears to be common and this things only a week old trying to avoid drilling or welding the new frame and i feel
like the hex will hold stronger
At least on MavT/MavS model variants, Can-Am provides numerous hexagonal holes punched into roll cage members for mounting accessories, such as for roof, rear view mirror and side view mirror attachment points. Those are nice in that the mating nutsert likewise has hexagonal body shape vs round cylindrical, which once swaged into position are much less likely to spin uselessly. Pics below show the one on each side as part of attaching Can-Am Sport mirrors. I didn't have a nutsert tool, so simply used a matching metric bolt, washer and nut (holding bolt head fixed while cranking down the nut until the backside of the nutsert swaged against inside of cage member). The OP should be able to obtain those hex nutserts from their dealer.
If these are the specific inserts in question, threaded size is 8mm not 12mm (perhaps major diameter of the punched hexagonal hole). Looking at the MavT parts fiche for the frame, I don't see those 8mm inserts listed separately, since they're preinstalled in the frame member at the factory for all model variants. You might measure and compare that now exposed hex hole to the others I mentioned above. If same, seems likely Can-Am dealers keep them in stock for accessory installations. Also noting torque spec for those is just 142 +/- 18 inch-pounds. Did you over-torque during installation?
Agreed! Googling that p/n shows images including hexagonal backside of the nutsert barrel and flange which engages the mating hole. My own bubba method of using a metric bolt, washer and nut avoids need for a nutsert installation tool.