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Discussion in 'General' started by Mr. Wright, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Mr. Wright

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    This is a reminder to check your fender strut bolts, especially if you ride someone. This guy was riding a 110 lbs chick, and one front bolt broke on one side, and the back one on the other side.
    Hold on, dang picture won't upload.
     
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    Mine were upgraded when they were recalled:whoop:pic:oldconfused:
     
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    What's the upgrade? Harder bolts
     
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    The 07 k9 I just bought had the recall done even tho the guy never rode two up
     
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    Who cares
     
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    What grade bolts? I think it was Eric that posted about a broken bolt in his forward control just a while ago....
     
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    He said at 80 mph, it just felt like he was loosing power. The chick never noticed. The guy behind him flagged him down when it started smoking.
     
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    Talking about a smoking hot chick
     
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    Reminds me of the shirt "If you can read this, the bitch fell off".....
    Kidding aside.... that could have been tragic.

    Thanks for the heads up Mr Wright....
     
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    Or some warm buns
     
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    That was only half of the recall old man....grade 8 Chrome along with the NordLock Washers.

    I was skeptical on the NordLock washers but I had a broken bolt and too and just got them at fastenal and damn it those buggers fahkin work. 10k miles hasn't loosened up yet and I check them regularly.



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    That was my forward control. And those are actually Stainless Steel Per the manual which makes sense as stainless is about a grade 5 and will generally bend before breaking. I was able to get it out with an EZ out another good reason not to use grade 8 there..haha

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    Yeah, just found it rather odd to hear of a couple of bolt failures at the same time.... who's grading these bolts... North Korea???
     
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    Close.....China where the majority of them come from.

    It was on the rigid it broke in a bridge transition the rigid frames take a licking along with your ass

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