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Old 07-04-2009, 12:50 AM   #1
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Question Disappeareing Nut

I was cleaning my bike earlier and I noticed a beetle had flown in behind my windscreen and couldn't get out. As I was taking the right mirror off, I dropped one of the nuts and it disappeared. I searched every where in the garage to see if it rolled off somewhere. No Luck. Starting to suspect it fell inside the bike somewhere (behind the fairings?)

Should I be worried? I want to take off the fairings but when I tried, I got stuck, not wanting to snap anything.

I've got an 09 R6.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:57 AM   #2
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That's a pain.
Either keep looking inside the fairing or go buy a new bolt. It probably won't hurt anything and in time will vibrate out and fall on the road somewhere.
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get one of those thin, extendable magnet thingies and poke and prod around all the openings/gaps.
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Ur chances of finding it are very slim, bolts/nuts are very good at disappearing...only when you dont have spares though.

R6's are cake to take apart, you can have that bike naked in 10 minutes.



But I'd just roll without mirrors, they are useless on that bike anyway
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get one of those thin, extendable magnet thingies and poke and prod around all the openings/gaps.


Love that tool.
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get one of those thin, extendable magnet thingies and poke and prod around all the openings/gaps.
OR, the little snapon camera, with the magnet attachment



I love that thing, hardly ever use it for anything productive though
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Ur chances of finding it are very slim, bolts/nuts are very good at disappearing...only when you dont have spares though.

R6's are cake to take apart, you can have that bike naked in 10 minutes.



But I'd just roll without mirrors, they are useless on that bike anyway
i've never been any good with taking things apart involving plastic snaps. i get impatient. i'll just get a replacement for the time being.
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tilt the bike on it's side a little
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tilt the bike on it's side a little
tried shaking it up and down...side to side.. but i dont hear anything except the gas in the tank.
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OR, the little snapon camera, with the magnet attachment



I love that thing, hardly ever use it for anything productive though

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Its the gremlins.


Those fkrs get bored creeping up on electrical problems every so often to bring havoc, not they have been commissioned to grab any loose bolts and run.

Ur best bet is getting another bolt. Most motoshops have a generic bolt kit on the counter, or will offer extras us.
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Just turn in upside down and shake it til it falls out. Easy.
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That's a pain.
Either keep looking inside the fairing or go buy a new bolt. It probably won't hurt anything and in time will vibrate out and fall on the road somewhere.
The Airline way - eh!
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... hence the reason I have gremlin bells on the bikes... they can't stand that constant ringing and go somewhere else... like Calis bike...
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hmmmm maybe... or?

He was the one that mentioned those critters...
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