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post #1 of 5 Old 05-18-2017, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Check those bolts!!!

I just got off the phone with my local dealer. I had brought my bike in for an oil leak, and discovered that ALL of the valve cover bolts were loose; to the point that they were able to spin the crush washers by hand. They suspect it happened over time, but my last track day probably accelerated the process. I typically check all of the 'visible' bolts prior, but never thought about the valve cover bolts. Needless to say, I'll be adding that to my list going forward.

Fortunately I only lost a small amount of oil, so no permanent damage or oil on the track. I feel like I dodged a bullet, and am contemplating buying a few lottery tickets.
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post #2 of 5 Old Yesterday, 07:23 AM
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Woah, where are these bolts located exactly?
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I've gotten to every time I take a bolt out, I clean it and put lock-tite on it before it goes back in.

Haven't lost any bolts in a while, lol. I did lose a couple fairing bolts, heat shield bolts, and almost my kickstand bolt!

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Woah, where are these bolts located exactly?
Both valve covers. On top of each head.

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The dealer took pics, which I'll post up when I get them. It sounds like they're just under the tank, which makes sense since I have yet to remove it.
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