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  • #7033
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    broccoli2
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    So I left my house at 4:45 this morning for my 50 mile ride to work… about half way in I was cruising at about 90.. I was coming up on some traffic pretty quick so I went to grab some clutch to shift down and NO clutch lever!! I look down and to my amazement the bolt is gone and it looked like the pic below…. I shoved it back in the slot and had to ride the rest of the way in holding a bit of pressure on it so it wouldn’t fall out again… it took my 2 outside fingers on top and my middle 2 on the bottom to keep it in the slot.. Iv’e never heard of this happening and I have gone thru tons of street bikes, dirt bikes, quads WTF

    #7034
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    Hey :)

    I’m sorry to hear that, it could have been dodgy too in the wrong place so I’m glad all ended well … I have seen the bolts pushed in from the bottom so when the nut goes the bolt drops out. The bolt always has to go from the top … that said the nut might have been missing a while and bumps or vibration made you lose the bolt.

    It’s a good reminder for us all to check our nuts and bolts frequently.

    Glad you’re ok :)

    Jules

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    @juliet The bolt only goes in one way, from top to bottom the clamp on the bottom is threaded on the bottom.. It just vibrated out then must have bounced out after hitting a big bump…. Just glad the cable didn’t come out of the lever itself… That would of sucked :lol:

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    Dam you sound exactly like me. I ride daily 50 miles to work and for the past month mine comes out slowly. I just keep a screw driver on me and tighten it real good before I leave. It takes a nut on the underside of the clutch bolt. Just been too lazy to stop and get one. I just pay attention to it as I ride. Probably stop to get one today easy fix.

    #7049
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    Really sucks in city traffic the constant clutch squeeze works it out faster than the vibrations

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    @broccoli2 Yes, I just checked mine now in the garage and it’s kinda hard to see if the nut is there with the low angle of the bars and there is a connecter block and wiring in the way too so you kinda just have to feel upwards to see if the nut is there. It was there and so was the brake one too … worth keeping an eye on guys :)

    Jules

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    This is very interesting. I was talking to a long time rider and he was telling me every time I wipe it down I need to be feeling over everything and looking for loose parts. I will have to pay more attention to these type of things!

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    Glad your safe bro! Time to check mine.

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    I will be checking my before I ride to the gym today

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    lol everyone is like “hmmm.m lets double check ours” hahaha

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    That sounds like an O’shit moment! I’ve accidentally switched gears without using clutch, and shop guy said “Honda trannies are bombproof”. Cool. On guns, we use “LOCK-TITE”, like a glue, to hold screws through jolts. Maybe try it on this sort of thing.

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    Blue Locktite.

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    wow that would have scared the shit out of me. On my old bike the clutch cable would always get loose and pulling the lever all the way in wouldn’t engage it. I would have to shut down the bike pullover and tighten it by hand all the time, because there was an oil leak that would go right onto the bolts

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    @shoichirohonda why does it matter which color loctite you use? lol…

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    shoichirohonda
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    Because the color ain’t for looks, it’s a designation of different strengths for different applications.

    Blue – sort of weakest (so you can remove it again)
    Red – somewhat stronger
    Green – metal bonding

    Of course, a bit of teflon, either the liquid, or the wrap would probably do the job.

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