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post #51 of 61 (permalink) Old 8-28-2019, 7:42 PM Thread Starter
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I guess this could be the first bike I ever tear down? Nothing like learning I guess....

On a side note I used the extractors on another broken bolt I had on my Vulcan from a guy hitting my peg this morning and it worked just fine.
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Ended up just putting a helicoil in it And that worked, started it up again rode for a few days then I started hearing rattling so I stopped riding it and pulled off everything again...... And it turns out all of my adjustment bolts and screws for my valves basically fell off. Anyways I found 4 nuts and 4 bolts but I was missing 6 nuts so pretty much no idea where they went.
down the timing chain well probably you can try a magnet on a stick [may be lucky] or it's a complete engine strip but you must be fairly lucky or the engine would be completely wrecked by now.
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Time for torque wrench...
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Yeah I stopped as soon as I heard the rattling, I pushed it the rest of the way home. Sad thing is I took my Vulcan apart at the same time and did adjustments as well and everything stayed on. So unluckily lucky?

Not too much of a heartbreak if I did destroy it, I didn't spend too much on the thing.
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I actually borrowed my friends torque wrench, he does alot of motorcycle work, custom jobs for people, and it worked fine with my Vulcan S...

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I found all the bolts and nuts, all of em were under rocker arms, and so far no metal shavings anywhere.

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I found all the bolts and nuts, all of em were under rocker arms, and so far no metal shavings anywhere.
deffo put that down to being very lucky.
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deffo put that down to being very lucky.
I'd suggest the purchase of some lottery tickets...finding nuts/no damage a definite WIN

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deffo put that down to being very lucky.
I'd suggest the purchase of some lottery tickets...finding nuts/no damage a definite WIN

Now retrace your steps as to what went wrong the first time 'round and take corrective action!
Ha ya I guess, lesson being find out where your torque wrench is from or when it was last calibrated. I did stop it immediately upon hearing the first tings, probably helped a little.
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Wonder why it worked on Vulcan and not 500? Easy enough to check calibration.

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Wonder why it worked on Vulcan and not 500? Easy enough to check calibration.

Well I found out that its 5lbs off, he kind of just left it in my garage for me to use but forgot to tell me. I ended up getting another one from my buddy who does rally stuff and retorqued the Vulcan S with it and it was a bit off so I guess I was just lucky there as well...
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