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post #1 of 16 Old 04-06-2008, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation check your chain guard bolts

100 miles into a ride today we heard a clanking....

this was the culprit


The rear bolt was gone, could have been vibrations from the days ride or our one trip down a few miles of gravel roads. No matter either way, it was gone.

Two choices.... Take it all the way off and bungie it on the back and keep going or... put a similar bolt on. Just happened to have dropped these in my tool bag when I changed to black ones on Friday.



So... FYI a exhaust heat shield mounting bolt will work as a bolt to hold on your chain guard should you find yourself in this situation. You could take out the center one on the lower guard and have no issues. Or you could just drop a few extra metric bolts in your tool bag

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-06-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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Thanks for the tip. Very useful. I keep telling myself to loctite those in when I find time. Better MAKE time.
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post #3 of 16 Old 04-06-2008, 09:12 PM
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Uhhh, we Cobalt Blue guys don't seem to be having this problem!

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I think you will find that as soon as you remove the "Save Me From My Own Stupidity" stickers, all vibration and loss of parts will cease...

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I think you will find that as soon as you remove the "Save Me From My Own Stupidity" stickers, all vibration and loss of parts will cease...
Is that what those things are? I haven't read them yet. :smilielol5:

It's on my list of things to do, the mattress mate hates them and wants every single sticker, decal and "S" off. Soon....... but today was riding!

Replacing chain guard bolts went to the top of the list today!
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Uhhh, we Cobalt Blue guys don't seem to be having this problem!

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Us Flat Black guys must ride them harder :smilielol5:
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As foolish as some of you come across on this forum maybe you should keep the stickers in place :smilielol5:
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When they put mine together they must have used some really good loctite. I tried to get them off the other day and couldn't for the life of me loosen them at all. Guess I don't have to worry about that happening with mine.

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As foolish as some of you come across on this forum maybe you should keep the stickers in place :smilielol5:
hahahahh. So true!

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post #10 of 16 Old 04-07-2008, 01:19 PM
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Don't forget to use the proper torque settings on those.



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