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TE610 Loose Engine Mounting!!
« on: December 27, 2011, 01:52:45 pm »
Had the tank off to do the PU and came across these two mounting bolts really loose - like rattle loose! There was black dust from the vibration wear.Why they do not use Nylock nuts or Locktite on these bikes is beyond me? just a proliferation of 8mm bolts and brass washers - go figure! Check yours - should be able to feel up there  ::)
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Re: TE610 Loose Engine Mounting!!
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 06:56:21 pm »
 :mwink: Guess who's been giving his bike a good check-up on this bonus public holiday!
Glad you've noticed that on time!!
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Re: TE610 Loose Engine Mounting!!
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 07:09:14 pm »
:mwink: Guess how's been giving his bike a good check-up on this bonus public holiday!
Glad you've noticed that on time!!

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It was actually by chance that I noticed these loose bolts as I was checking the cable ties on the loom to the frame etc and happened to lift it at that point - otherwise the wiring covers the view of these bolts! Must have added some rattle to the general thump  :D
I am actually kicking myself as I meant to wire the cable for my GPS through to the battery while I had the tank off but forgot as I was being pressurised by my son to go ride! Will need to strip her again I guess  >:D
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Re: TE610 Loose Engine Mounting!!
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 11:09:22 pm »
 :thumleft: It's always good if you know your bike inside-out, I also like to fiddle a bit. That's why I believe it's better, safer and cheaper if you can maintain your bike personally! Mechanics at Dealerships do not have time and sometimes not even the ''care'' to look for little things like that! I never had the 610's tank off though - was always scared of breaking something.....
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Re: TE610 Loose Engine Mounting!!
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 08:11:47 am »
:thumleft: It's always good if you know your bike inside-out, I also like to fiddle a bit. That's why I believe it's better, safer and cheaper if you can maintain your bike personally! Mechanics at Dealerships do not have time and sometimes not even the ''care'' to look for little things like that! I never had the 610's tank off though - was always scared of breaking something.....

Could not agree more - that is why I do most of the servicing myself as well. Those plastic fuel disconnects are a major achiles heel - the BMW's have great QD's (yes they are Quick to Disconnect) that have metal release buttons and servicible o-rings. You also get complete metal ones I believe. So easy to break and very tight with big fingers to disconnect at the fuel pump. I would like to replace them long term but not sure about the fittings into the fuel pump  ??? These are also worrying as potentially prone to snapping off in a tip over  :o
They are also difficult to reconnect and although I took special care the cross-over was not clicked in properly and I ended up with a boot full of petrol!  >:(   OK Whinge Off.  :ricky:
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Re: TE610 Loose Engine Mounting!!
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 08:32:29 am »
Ja those plastic fuel hose fittings are not great!  Apparently they are used quite widely by other bikes as well (from a discussion on the subject on Cafe Husky).

But proper metal fittings would be far better and make removing the tank far less fraught with danger.

I don't think they are in danger of breaking in a fall because they are tucked away quite well.

BTW checked my mounting bolts yesterday on your advice and they were fine (think the dealer must have checked them for me in the last service).  But I put some Loctite on them all anyway  :thumleft: 

When I replaced the tank I noticed the quick release fitting on the red plastic nipple thingy wasn't engaging properly and had to massage it a bit to get it to engage.  I hope it doesn't pop off suddenly mid ride!

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Re: TE610 Loose Engine Mounting!!
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2011, 08:39:28 am »
Ja - I know what you mean and am pleased I was warned about them.   They just are a different design to those I am used to. The others are also essentially plastic but have a locking mechanism that seems more robust, easier to engage/dissengage and you really know when they are locked in. Also the shafts are shorter. Anyway all good at the moment - looking forward to our new year ride  :ricky:
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Re: TE610 Loose Engine Mounting!!
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 09:14:29 am »
 :thumleft: Enjoy!!
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