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Nightwalker

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on: June 15, 2020, 02:49:03 am
I got a bit of a shock this morning to see a loose axle bolt sticking out. It’s not the main axle bolt and to be honest I don’t know what the purpose of this bolt is.

Could anyone tell me what this bolt does? I assume it’s safe for me to tighten back in. I have no idea how it became so loose. Bike was serviced 2 weeks ago!


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Reply #1 on: June 15, 2020, 03:18:22 am
I got a bit of a shock this morning to see a loose axle bolt sticking out. It’s not the main axle bolt and to be honest I don’t know what the purpose of this bolt is.

Could anyone tell me what this bolt does? I assume it’s safe for me to tighten back in. I have no idea how it became so loose. Bike was serviced 2 weeks ago!
Good chance that the service shop put it there to use a "pit stand" while they worked on your bike. The forgot to remove it.
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Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 05:39:59 am
This bolt is used for fixing the bobbins for use of paddock stand
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Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 12:55:44 pm
Kinda makes you wonder what else they forgot, huh? Reminds me of the time I got some new tires at the local NTB joint (now called "NTW"), went out to drive it off, but discovered in a cursory look around at my nice new rubber that all the lugbolts were just on there finger tight, if that.
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Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 02:02:19 pm
My observation would be: if they had installed a shop stand bobbin, they obviously had removed it. But why would they reinstall that funky screw?  My guess is that they didn't use a bobbin to lift the rear of the bike but instead used the cheap screw as a replacement for a real bobbin and then forgot to remove that. 

Anyway, I recently installed swing arm bobbins on my 390 Duke and I sure like that method of lifting my rear wheel than relying on stand arms located further forward under the swing arm. Of course, in addition to the bobbins you will also need the "Y" shaped attachment to your lifting stand to make that lifting method work. But once you invest in the "Y" attachments they will likely last you forever.  :)
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Reply #5 on: June 15, 2020, 03:10:29 pm
Cowboys. That is why I wont take my bikes to a garage/dealer. What else are they forgetting to do or just not doing on purpose. They wanted £200 for the 300 miles service. I told them to fuck off. One of the dealers who I spoke with admitted that they do not even do the valve checks until 6000 miles. I wonder what oil they would use? Some shite no doubt.
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Reply #6 on: June 16, 2020, 09:16:21 am
Take that bolt right out, do not tighten it as it will cause a lot of damage. Most dealers try to frighten you into getting them to service a new bike by threatening all sorts of doom if you do it yourself. I have never in my whole life (3 score years and 10+) known a dealer carry out any work on any vehicle to my satisfaction. My friends who dont agree with me, at my suggestion put secret marks on items that would have to be disturbed during a service only to find that they were not touched.
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Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 09:10:43 pm
But once you invest in the "Y" attachments they will likely last you forever.  :)

Only if you get the metal ones. I got the plastic ones for my Triumph and they melted! :o


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Reply #8 on: June 16, 2020, 10:12:15 pm
Only if you get the metal ones. I got the plastic ones for my Triumph and they melted! :o

Yikes! Why would anyone make a set of plastic "Y" fittings for a rear wheel service stand? That seems like asking for trouble.  :o
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Reply #9 on: June 16, 2020, 11:09:26 pm
Yikes! Why would anyone make a set of plastic "Y" fittings for a rear wheel service stand? That seems like asking for trouble.  :o
I think the people who make them didn't factor the location of the exhaust. It comes out right at the bobbin.


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Reply #10 on: June 17, 2020, 10:32:28 am
Hitchcocks do a nice paddock stand and bobbins. I have one and its great.
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Reply #11 on: June 17, 2020, 01:03:44 pm
Yikes! Why would anyone make a set of plastic "Y" fittings for a rear wheel service stand? That seems like asking for trouble.  :o
Talking about plastic bobbins not the bobbin lifting fork ("Y")  ;)


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Reply #12 on: June 17, 2020, 02:31:53 pm
Talking about plastic bobbins not the bobbin lifting fork ("Y")  ;)

Oh, that makes more sense. In that case, I can understand plastic or nylon bobbins being a thing. The ones that I have on a couple of my bikes are some sort of plastic and they work well, especially the ones on my electric motorcycle.  ;)
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