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Old 05-31-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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main handlebar bolt question

Well i just noticed yesterday that my main handlebar bolt is missing. i went to Wild West Honda but they had to order it so it wont be in till next Thursday. What do you think about riding the bike with it not on there? I rode it home from Katy to Sugar land yesterday and it did fine but im not a bike expert. Has anyone ever seen this or had this happen to them? How safe, if at all, would it be to ride with out it?
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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You mean the nut?

Dont ride it. That stud needs to be preloaded to prevent fore/aft movement of the tree assembly. Any condition that the front wheel becomed light and you can have a serious condition.

The bolted in forks are holding it in place but dont trust pinch bolts.


And when you put it on, wrap the end of the socket w a rag or use electric/blue tape to not scratch your upper triple.
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You got jacked. I cant see that nut just falling off.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:03 AM   #5
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You mean the nut?

Dont ride it. That stud needs to be preloaded to prevent fore/aft movement of the tree assembly. Any condition that the front wheel becomed light and you can have a serious condition.

The bolted in forks are holding it in place but dont trust pinch bolts.


And when you put it on, wrap the end of the socket w a rag or use electric/blue tape to not scratch your upper triple.
sorry, yes i meant the nut.

well that sucks, guess ill be out of riding for a week. bummer.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:05 AM   #6
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You got jacked. I cant see that nut just falling off.
Ya i dunno. someone was setting me up for failure i guess. Didnt think i had enemies but im gonna make sure to check my bike all the way around before getting on it now.
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Peeps stealing nuts now...

There's nothing safe anymore.
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I dont think it was for failure; there is plenty more that could have been done and less conspicuous/quicker. Like taking the bolts out of the calipers, hose clamp on the throttle cable etc.
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Peeps stealing nuts now...

There's nothing safe anymore.
lesson learned: watch your nuts
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He got screwed.
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hey pm me i have a nut for a tripple sitting in my garage it could fit you never know
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He got screwed.
thats nutzzzz!
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The castle nut underneath the upper triple is what preloads and holds the bearings in. I wouldn't recommend riding it but it shouldn't cause any issues really.
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I wouldnt suggest any wheelies
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Maybe it just fell off? I noticed mine working its way loose at 85 mph on 610 the other afternoon. i ride 03 gix 6. what up with that?
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I would think someone would notice it before it made all of the turns to fall off.
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I would think someone would notice it before it made all of the turns to fall off.
Well next time before i ride im gonna make sure all my nuts are attached and then hit the rode.
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Well next time before i ride im gonna make sure all my nuts are attached and then hit the rode.
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