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toledoUPSguy


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posted August 02, 2012 05:15 PM        
Make sure you keep an eye on these

This is totally my fault. I think there was a hands tingling thread and someone said to make sure the fairing bolts are tight. I have had some tingling that I no is not from holding on too tight but never bothered to check these.

Last Saturday my buddy who owns a gun shop rode my 14r, today he traded his V-rod in on one. We stopped at another buddies house and the 3 of us went for a ride. On a terribly bumpy road buddy looked at me and said this road will sure let you know if you have any loose bolts. He thought I was joking when I said I think I do. Every big bump it looked like my fairing was bouncing upward. Just a minute later I noticed my mirrors were pointed skyward. We stopped and this is what I found.




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toledoUPSguy


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posted August 02, 2012 05:19 PM        
This bolt coming out literally let the upper fairing pivot down and over the middle fairing pieces. I hope when I pull it back up it hasn't scratched the crap out of the middle fairing.
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zixxer14


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posted August 02, 2012 07:34 PM        
Dump the castle nuts & replace them with nylocks & they won't come loose again.
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toledoUPSguy


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posted August 02, 2012 07:36 PM        
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Dump the castle nuts & replace them with nylocks & they won't come loose again.


can you save me the time from looking it up, what size lock nut and screw do I need?
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zixxer14


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posted August 02, 2012 08:26 PM        
Not without taking mine out, sorry.
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SteddyTeddy


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posted August 03, 2012 04:59 AM        
Not positive but from the picture they look like 8mm.
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toledoUPSguy


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posted August 03, 2012 06:57 AM        
8x45 thx
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RickyC


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posted August 03, 2012 09:36 AM        
Same thing happened to me after a few runs down the track one night.
Quick trip to the hardware store and things are all better now.



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cruiserman_83


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posted September 24, 2012 04:34 AM        
Same thing happened on mine at 1100km. just clicked over 12000km and have had nothing else vibrate loose
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posted September 24, 2012 04:48 AM        
red locktite and be done with it.

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Ninjawarrior1244


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posted September 24, 2012 06:40 AM        
This happened to me yesterday with 2800 miles on the 14r! Can't believe Kawasaki would put a cheap cap nut on this important stress point without even a lock washer.

Got some good nuts but I will be checking them for tightness at least once a month to be sure...

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