Join Date: May 2006
Location: Round Hill, Va.
Remember to check your nuts and bolts!!!
Just a little reminder to go over you stroms and check the tightness of your nuts and bolts. I went to take the front wheel off to get a new tire put on ( 7,000 mi on rear and 10,000 on front ) only to find both pinch bolts that lock the front axel from turning, finger loose and the axel which threads into the left fork slider was lacking about 65 pound feet of specified torque!!! No wounder I didn't think much of how this bike road in the gravel. With the new D607,s and properly torqued bolts the bike feels much better on the gravel roads. I guess the dealership missed checking these bolts when they went over the whole bike at its first service. :evil:
- 2003 DL1000
- 1972 XS 650 (Yamaha)
zuk center stand,Givi hard bags,staintune cans,K&N filter,PCIII, 43 tooth sprocket,speedo healer,KB fork brace,sonic springs