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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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So I went for a ride today but,.....

So I went for a ride after work today to enjoy the warmer weather, and noticed the bike seemed to be vibrating more than usual. Low and behold one side bolt for my newly installed Hepco and Beckers was loose. I went to tighten it up, and slip. The capture nut turned. Needless to say the nut is rounded, I'm sure it has partially gouged the capture area, you can see, but I was able to get the nut off without any damage.

Here's the question of the day..... Do you think a new capture nut will correct the problem or what will I do if it does turn to be able to get all snug. The bike is down until I get this resolved..... Help please!!



I read on another thread that pmac had to use shims behind the nut to get it to bite in a non rounded area, any others????


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 07:28 PM
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I pushed in a flat blade screwdriver to put a bite on the nut.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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I kinda tried that but wasn't pleased, kept slipping, would like more of a perm. fix, so as not to worry.


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2009 Lime green Versys
Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

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Throw away that wimpy nut and buy a new one (Lowes, Pep Boys). Replacements have more beef and won't round off or slip. There are different thread pitches and I believe it's 1.25.
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I'll give that a try, the place I got the bolts and nuts for the cross brace, had 8 in 1.25 but the 10 was 1.5 pitch. Guess I'll have to look around or ask the service manager at the dearlership if they have that size in stock.
I'm surprised that this hasn't happened more often to others, I even used a torque wrench and loctite????


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Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

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Hi Randy49,

Try http://www.boltdepot.com/material.aspx?cc=7&cs=10
Another try is to use a spring washer instead of a normal washer.

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Thanks stlee29. I'm going to look around today, if all they have is 10 in 1.5 pitch, I may just change the entire bolt. i need to get this resolved quick, my dealership is having an open house saturday and I don't want to show up in my truck.

Anybody else had this happen?.......your fix???


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Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
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Thanks mcrider!
Went to westlakes today and picked up #10 by 1.5 pitch new hardened metric bolt nut washer and lock washer. Reinstalled, new nut held tight, used locktite, torque wrench not clicking, tightened it tight. Went for a ride, normal feel and no loose engine bolt vibration. Got an extra for the other side just in case!

I know the factory capture nut is 1.25 pitch, but they had 1.5 pitch, so I replaced all.
Thanks for the input hipshot,mcrider and stlee29!!


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Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
black lower panels
Mikesshields Gran Touring, clear
Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
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Hey Randy, just for thought and to be cautious, I would go ahead and change out the other side for your own peace of mind (tell me you won't be thinking about it).

Good to see you got the support here to fix your problem and that you are back in the game.

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