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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Check that nut & bolt !!!

While pulling in to fill up at fuel station,to my horror i found that the top engine mount bolt (between rear cylinder and side panel) was sticking out about 9 inches. At first i thought some ucker had removed the nut from my bike,,but then i remembered reading an unrelated thread on here where this had also happend to two others,,check yours at intervals,,it could prove to be a very dangerous situation to be put in !!!.


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every year I check every nut, bolt, cable on all 5 of my motorcycles. you would be surprised how many come loose. scuba scuba scuba54220 VROC # 32658 (scuba)
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My bottom rear one loosened up once; caught it before the nut came off. BEVA Mike's top rear lost the nut, and ended up just like rev it up's; we caught that one in a small town in eastern TN that luckily had a hardware store with metric nuts and bolts, and I had tools in my saddlebag.

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When I put my engine back in from replacing the stator, I used some Thread Locker, the blue stuff. The blue is not as strong as the red.
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Yup, happened to me. Recently lost a screw to one of the exhaust heat shield clips. Luckily the clip itself was still attached. Went to Ace for the screw and a lock washer.

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Originally Posted by ifixf18s View Post
I used some Thread Locker, the blue stuff. The blue is not as strong as the red.
Yep, for me that's SOP, my bike being a Sportster it is usually blue loc-tite or teflon thread sealant, so it won't back off, or leak, one of the
I know the Vulcan don't viberate or shake like the Sportster, but it's still good practice to use something to insure that things stay in place IMO...
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