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Offline krokonoster

Engine Cover bolts bending easy
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:36:12 am »
This is the second time this happens

Drop the bike, engine cover bolt bend and start leaking oil.  Simple fix (expensive bolt, think like 250 plus half hour labor) but getting annoyed.

I was told by the guy that works on my bike (non warranty related work) the LC's crash bars is not steady. 

Saw some kind of support for your crash bars and was wondering if this is a good idea  (I  go down often doing funny things and don't want to introduce a different type of problem)

Thoughts?

 

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Re: Engine Cover bolts bending easy
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 10:46:33 am »
I think its about sacrificial parts.
I'd rather replace a bolt than a head or barrel.
Slow speed drops should be absorbed by the
crash bars, but they must also "give" to protect
the mounting points. Bit of a catch 22. You dont want
expensive part failing because cheap parts are too rigid..
 
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Offline krokonoster

Re: Engine Cover bolts bending easy
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 11:05:05 am »
I think its about sacrificial parts.
I'd rather replace a bolt than a head or barrel.
Slow speed drops should be absorbed by the
crash bars, but they must also "give" to protect
the mounting points. Bit of a catch 22. You dont want
expensive part failing because cheap parts are too rigid..

Yeah that's what I'm worried about also.   I thought about asking the guy if I can just buy 2 extra bolts off him (assuming they all the same) and keep them in my kit.

Other than that....FFS stop blikseming  over (I try new stuff at training courses and skills park a lot...so.... nawty nawty)

Thanks for your thoughts.  Perhaps better trust the Germans to have designed it like this for a reason.