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Loose Bolts

Postby Guest » Sat May 20, 2006 5:09 pm

:D :D Well in the last month I have had 3 substantial bolts come loose and two of those just dissapeared.

A loud clanking noise from under the rear seat area turned out to be the rear caliper bouncing up and down. A substantial bolt you would not expect to come loose went walkabout.....

The same size(ish) bolt holding the pillion footrest also dissapeared, leading to a lot of agravation as my road tax holder went with it.

The other Fook me..it will come to me in a minute..Oh yes how could I forget,,the gear lever retaining bolt...Now that would have been an interesting ride home..without a gear change lever.

So what other little gems should we be checking.. I remember Ryszard 's side stand was hanging on by a couple of threads. ( Please correct me if that's the wrong bit ).

So guys throw in your advice and best loctite or similar product you would use to keep these buggers in place.

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Postby 24c » Sat May 20, 2006 5:57 pm

I'm a little confused...I never had a screw (bolt) drop off, but I have seen plenty of loose nuts :wink:

Torque wrenches, clean threads and RITE LOK TL42 does the trick for me.

Loctite 638 is good too, at least you can crack it off later, but maybe a few of you know excessive heat kills the bond, if you are really struggling to undo...no good on plastic bits though :roll:
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Postby Dave Carey » Sat May 20, 2006 6:01 pm

:D :D :D Thankyou flash...exactly what I wanted to hear ..the actual name of the product that didn't need a flame thrower to get it off.

Have to admit I do a round robin with my allen keys and always find something to cinch up before going out...as well as putting air in tyres..never mind once a month.

Some of you guys who don't check your air frequently you are missing out on the handling of this bike...a few psi down and it is a pissed pig.

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Fookin ell

Postby gtsthouwa » Sat May 20, 2006 6:15 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

FOOKIN right Bear me old mookah psi is a fookin important one, :evil:


I have never actually had the good fortune to ride a pissed pig old chap, but if ever i get the chance i will, also afterwards i could invite it in for coffee and have my :twisted: way with it, one thing one cannot do with a GTS :D :D :D :D
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Postby Dave Carey » Sat May 20, 2006 6:28 pm

:D :D No or is that yes....anyway youre dead right ..the GTS will Fook you first!!..


Just like a strong minded woman she has to be shown who's boss.


Give her a good screamer every now and again...
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Postby gtsthouwa » Sat May 20, 2006 11:07 pm

I tried givin the old gal a good screamer one wednesday night, :? :?
I wished i'd worn brown trousers to hide all the shite, :P
When it took off it was a fukin deelite, :D
Fook me i felt all of it's might, :shock:

It wuz laike a fookin great ress oss that's just got the bit, 8)
Tween it's teeth and control :doh: wunt avin nonovit :!: :!: :!: :twisted:
I twisted mi rist as ard as i cud, :twisted:
I bet in my neighberud mah naime it wer mudd, :cry: :cry:

It wer laike a fookin banshee that suddenli got the shitts, :evil: :evil:
I ad to concentrate and keep oll maih witts,
Abaert me to stay on this fukin great force,
Simila te tekkin itt up ass from an orse :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I ung on fer grimm deth i fukin tuk old, :) :)
And the old gal finally did as she wuz fukin told, :D :D :D
I ave finally broke er now i am the boss,
A similar story to brekkin an oss :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Postby Dave Saunders » Sun May 21, 2006 11:51 am

i have the front steering subframe come loose, feels like the hole front end about to come off in my hands i do my about every 6 months strip the plastic and pull the fornt and rear arms and grease and check evrything, and i do thind a few bolts that are loose and sometimnes missing!!
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Postby Rob » Sun May 21, 2006 6:49 pm

I have just a bolt broken off ??!!!

At the front fender there is the black dirtshield attached. I noticed that it wobbeled a bit when I washed the GTS. When I took the frontfender down I saw that there was a hole where a bolt should be, but only half was in it, So I have to dril out the bolt and make me a new bolt into it. Haven''t done it yet but I intent to befor the June run.
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