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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Lost nut/insulator to my engine mount !!

I lost the nut/insulator to my engine mount !!

Fortunately I didn't lose the looong bolt that goes through. Didn't notice it until I pulled up to my garage and saw the long bolt nearly out, just behind my leg!

Can anyone out there help me out?? I need the nut/insulator for the top rear engine mount bolt. It looks like they are all the same though?

What say ye brethren of the bike?? Anyone have one leftover from a rebuild or spare/parts bike??


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 10:44 PM
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if you cant find one just take the bolt to the hardware store and match a metric up, plus a lockwasher. thats what I had to do, I rode 12 miles holding mine with my hand on the left side of the bike (by the threads) it was pretty warm too. I'm guessing yours was the top rear too!

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I think the road gremlins have found a new thing. Loosen the top rear engine mount bolt on our 750's! This is the 4th or 5th time I have heard someone with this problem in the last month. hmmmmmm? lol

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I lost the nut but was riding with a buddy at the time and he noticed the bolt starting to fall out. I just went to the hardware store and bolt a new one. Looks like this might be a common thing. Went over the bike and tightened everything. Seems like this is a pretty good practice to get used too.


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loctite wouldnt hurt either. get the BLUE not the RED (the red is semi-permanent and is a bitch to remove).

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loctite wouldnt hurt either. get the BLUE not the RED (the red is semi-permanent and is a bitch to remove).
PM sent on the bolts.
I agree 110%...Ole Blue, will get you through...lol...
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This just happened to me a couple months ago. I ordered the nut, bolt and insulator from cheapcycleparts.com. I had to order the bolt too, since my only "hardware store" option at the time it fell off was Lowe's. They had the correct diameter but wrong thread pitch, so I forced it on the old bolt to get me home and rode it that way until the new parts came in. I lost the damper between the nut and frame(part #92075-1738) as well as the ceramic insulator between the frame and the engine(part #16073-1058). I didn't realize the one on the inside was missing until I pulled the old bolt out for replacement and the one on the right side fell out. So make sure you get all your parts so you don't have to tear it apart twice.

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I think I have a spare one your welcome to. Hit me up with a PM if luigit doesn't have what you need.
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Missing nut!

I had tightened it a couple times before.

Next time it will get a coat of Blue!


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High Back Rest, Luggage Rack, Highway Brackets & Pegs, NGK plugs and wires.
Ignition Issue - Fixed! Replaced Hockey puck.
ACCTs- Grambo Trick worked!! TOC ACCT Springs installed!

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I think I have a spare one your welcome to. Hit me up with a PM if luigit doesn't have what you need.
Luigit has me covered! Thanks anyhow.


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High Back Rest, Luggage Rack, Highway Brackets & Pegs, NGK plugs and wires.
Ignition Issue - Fixed! Replaced Hockey puck.
ACCTs- Grambo Trick worked!! TOC ACCT Springs installed!
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