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Check that steering stem bolt!!!!!!
« on: April 14, 2017, 19:14:16 PM »
Idling at a stoplight and reached over and tested the bolt.  Came off in my hand!!  Made it home, but put blue loctite on it and tightened it with a monkey wrench.  Whew, that was scary!!

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Re: Check that steering stem bolt!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 19:19:47 PM »
 A prime reason to do periodical checks on your bike for somethings and a daily check for other items. On my 800 I check the chain prior to any long ride and if I have just been around town then I do it about every other day, on a long trip I check the chain every night before dark.
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Re: Check that steering stem bolt!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 19:49:21 PM »
Believe I would have torqued it to spec...good reminder to check our stuff. Thanks

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Re: Check that steering stem bolt!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 10:45:21 AM »
Correct on the torqueing.

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Re: Check that steering stem bolt!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 20:49:59 PM »
Well I just checked mine and it was dang tight. :D
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Re: Check that steering stem bolt!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2021, 16:07:22 PM »
I understand this is an older topic.  I was doing research on here, as I was getting a clicking sound at slow speed during cornering.  After reading this topic, yes my steering stem bolt was totally loose. Hopefully tightening will correct the clicking sound. 

I also found the pinch bolt on front axel was totally loose, it does not fall out cause gravity keeps it in place.

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Re: Check that steering stem bolt!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2021, 22:52:18 PM »
If interested, here is the 800 PM schedule.

https://www.vulcandrifterriders.com/pm800.html
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Re: Check that steering stem bolt!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2021, 08:05:40 AM »
I understand this is an older topic.  I was doing research on here, as I was getting a clicking sound at slow speed during cornering.  After reading this topic, yes my steering stem bolt was totally loose. Hopefully tightening will correct the clicking sound. 

I also found the pinch bolt on front axel was totally loose, it does not fall out cause gravity keeps it in place.


Earnest,  you might want to check the steering stem bearings too--   they are notorious for going out - and could cause your clicking sound.
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