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So I'm turning the corner by my house just a few minutes ago and I see something shiny fly off the front of my bike to my left. I look down and notice a bolt I hadn't ever seen before. The triple tree bolt cover thing had flown off.

I guess I will just put some silicone on it and cram it back in?

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Only thing to fly off my bike is my chain guard. Never actually got around to putting it back on.
 

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Royson said:
Only thing to fly off my bike is my chain guard. Never actually got around to putting it back on.
I took my chain guard off over the weekend while doing some maintenance stuff to see how the bike would look without it.
meh.
with the pipe in the way it doesnt really make a difference, and it does serve a purpose.
if the pipe wasnt there, itd be off in a sec.
 

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phobos512 said:
So I'm turning the corner by my house just a few minutes ago and I see something shiny fly off the front of my bike to my left. I look down and notice a bolt I hadn't ever seen before. The triple tree bolt cover thing had flown off.

I guess I will just put some silicone on it and cram it back in?
That will work. Its a friction fit item so not sure why it flew out. Maybe cracked or never pushed down right in the first place.
 
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AntiAndy said:
I took my chain guard off over the weekend while doing some maintenance stuff to see how the bike would look without it.
meh.
with the pipe in the way it doesnt really make a difference, and it does serve a purpose.
if the pipe wasnt there, itd be off in a sec.
Yeah, I didn't really notice a difference in looks myself. And since I lube the chain more than enough, I decided not to worry about protection from rain or anything...so I left it off. Weight reduction = +5HP gain.
 

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Royson said:
AntiAndy said:
I took my chain guard off over the weekend while doing some maintenance stuff to see how the bike would look without it.
meh.
with the pipe in the way it doesnt really make a difference, and it does serve a purpose.
if the pipe wasnt there, itd be off in a sec.
Yeah, I didn't really notice a difference in looks myself. And since I lube the chain more than enough, I decided not to worry about protection from rain or anything...so I left it off. Weight reduction = +5HP gain.
you're forgetting cool look factor, even though its being blocked by the LH pipe, + another 5 hp gain.
 

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I think at least half of EX owners will loose their speed o cable.
 

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Cool factor isn't applied to items that come with the bike, only changes after delivery. Duh. :)

AntiAndy said:
Royson said:
AntiAndy said:
I took my chain guard off over the weekend while doing some maintenance stuff to see how the bike would look without it.
meh.
with the pipe in the way it doesnt really make a difference, and it does serve a purpose.
if the pipe wasnt there, itd be off in a sec.
Yeah, I didn't really notice a difference in looks myself. And since I lube the chain more than enough, I decided not to worry about protection from rain or anything...so I left it off. Weight reduction = +5HP gain.
you're forgetting cool look factor, even though its being blocked by the LH pipe, + another 5 hp gain.
 
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Super Sneaky Steve said:
I think at least half of EX owners will loose their speed o cable.
I know I lost mine! On the highway....couldn't figure out what was making such a super loud clacking sound, so I started to pull over and noticed I was doing 0k in the fast lane.
 

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Mine did too, a week ago. It had stopped working 50 miles earlier, but then there was a new noise, kinda a metal scraping on asphalt noise. I didn't realize what it was for 10 more miles. That was a fun fix in a gas station lot.
 

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Bluestuff it with Loctite, problem never came back :)

yup, that's a new technical term 8)
 

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redline said:
That Bluestuff works wonders...
In this case, so does a slight extra cinch beyond finger tight with a pair of pliers. That's all I have done on multiple bikes through the years. Most with speedo cables have the same issue.
 

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Super Sneaky Steve said:
I think at least half of EX owners will loose their speed o cable.
That little metal bracket that keeps tension on the speedo cable, little oval thing, yeah, that broke on me the 2 nights ago... yay Kawasaki
 

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kkrause said:
Super Sneaky Steve said:
I think at least half of EX owners will loose their speed o cable.
That little metal bracket that keeps tension on the speedo cable, little oval thing, yeah, that broke on me the 2 nights ago... yay Kawasaki
I lost mine too. Used 2 nylon tie-straps in a semi-loose "X" pattern to brace the cable to the lower bar of the fairing frame. So far so good.
 
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