Author Topic: Check Your Bolts  (Read 2326 times)

MotoGoosy

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Check Your Bolts
« on: March 07, 2015, 11:24:04 AM »
Checked a couple of critical bolts (engine mounts) on '02 EV11 and they were loose.  Kept going and nearly all nuts, bolts and screws were loose (even the windshield nuts and the muffler clamps).  Adding that to my preventative maintenance program now.

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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 11:34:28 AM »
 Uh , we had been suggesting to check for loose bolts foe a while  ;D

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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 01:01:23 PM »
We get it.  Your bike vibrates.   :beat_horse   :beat_horse   :beat_horse   :beat_horse   :beat_horse

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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 01:13:45 PM »
Are you missing a few?
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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 02:05:34 PM »
Have you taken that thing in for a proper tune up yet?
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 02:09:32 PM »
I'll bet she'll be a bunch smoother now. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to throw some loctite on those loose culprits.
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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 02:28:53 PM »
 tighten your nuts too.
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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 02:53:15 PM »
Nope.  Just all loose.

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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2015, 02:54:01 PM »
Can I borrow you nut-wrench?

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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2015, 02:56:56 PM »
Yup.  Last week.  No change.  Hey, it's a tractor engine mounted transversely.  It is what it is.  If I want smooth, I ride my Kawa 1600 Mean Streak. My Versys buzzes annoyingly, but it's a high-rpm bike.

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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2015, 03:50:29 PM »
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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2015, 03:53:25 PM »
Check the nut between the grips!

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Re: Check Your Bolts
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2015, 04:40:30 PM »
Yes, loose nut somewhere. Everyone agrees.
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