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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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