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August 09, 2015, 07:27:44 PMReply #45 on

Offline trophydave

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When you unbolt the R/R to change it and drop one of the bolts dont assume that it has landed on the floor and you will find it later.I found it when I tried to push the bike out of the garage and it only moved a few inches then stopped.The bolt had landed on top of the chain and was stuck behind the front sprocket cover.

August 11, 2015, 12:20:42 AMReply #46 on

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The bolt had landed on top of the chain and was stuck behind the front sprocket cover.

Funny how bits that fall off seem to migrate to the most unusual nooks and crannies, isn't it?
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November 16, 2015, 06:53:25 PMReply #47 on

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It is frustrating to have to have 2-3 sets of tools to take off one part.  Triumph loves to use Torx, Allen (Socket Head Cap Screws) and regular hex all over the bike.  For the first few years every time I would have something apart I would go to the local hardware store and replace all the torx fasteners with socket head (allen).  It makes taking the bike apart much less frustrating.
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November 16, 2015, 07:36:07 PMReply #48 on

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.... every time I would have something apart I would go to the local hardware store and replace all the torx fasteners with socket head (allen).  It makes taking the bike apart much less frustrating.

+1. Torx = the spawn of the devil imho.  :icon_lol: Nothing nicer than dealing with a simple hex or allen head  bolt.
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November 21, 2015, 04:26:39 AMReply #49 on

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Yesterday I was removing the air box and the little wire retainer the holds the connector on the front right side fell downward. I searched for a half hour with no luck. Then I got a flashlight and a magnet and found it under the starter motor.
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Yesterday I was removing the air box and the little wire retainer the holds the connector on the front right side fell downward. I searched for a half hour with no luck. Then I got a flashlight and a magnet and found it under the starter motor.

Lucky guy, I never found mine, it's now held in with locking wire..... :icon_rolleyes:
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