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Was standing next to my bike when I heard something fall and hit a few things on its way to the ground. Looks like a bolt with a nut on it that sheared off, has a plastic protective cover, and than an allen key in the bolt itself. Im assuming due to the allen that this was a stud? But honestly have no idea where this came from, pretty sure its not critical or structural as its a 10mm nut.

Any one have any idea where this could have come from?







 

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The black plastic cap looks like what covers the hardware on the bottom of the mirror.
Welp just logged on to post what I found and you would be 100% correct, wish I would have seen this before I took the whole bike apart.... :D

Bike is still under warranty, and those are one of the few remaining bolts that I have not touched. Hopefully they will just replace it for me. Thank you for such a fast response!

 

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Ehh....even if they don't cover it for some dumb reason I'm sure it wouldn't cost more than a few dollars for the bolt.
 

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Hopefully the warranty will cover it. Mine is an '11, so the mirrors might be different, but I had a similar problem and had to replace the whole mirror because the bolt was not available as a separate part.

Whoever torqued the nuts attaching your mirrors at the factory must be the same gorilla who did mine!
 

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I have so many mismatched bolts on my bike, it's like they purposefully speced the thread class to be prone to vibrations.
 

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Just spotted your post. Can you photograph what's left of the stud that is still secured in the mirror base? If you have enough sticking out of the base, you may be able to loosen it and remove it.

Once removed, you can obtain a length of threaded rod (6.0mm x 1.0 if memory serves) and install a new one yourself. In a pinch, cut off the head of an ordinary bolt and use this piece.

As a third alternative, once the broken stud is removed, you could use an actual bolt instead. This will leave you with two different fasteners; (3) of the original nuts on their studs, and (1) new bolt.

Just thought I'd provide some options if the entire mirror is not covered under warranty. :wink3:
 

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Ehh....even if they don't cover it for some dumb reason I'm sure it wouldn't cost more than a few dollars for the bolt.
Yeah thats what im thinking as well, i'll swing it by the dealer this week and find out.

Hopefully the warranty will cover it. Mine is an '11, so the mirrors might be different, but I had a similar problem and had to replace the whole mirror because the bolt was not available as a separate part.

Whoever torqued the nuts attaching your mirrors at the factory must be the same gorilla who did mine!
They should switch that guy to the guy that torques the engine covers down :whistle:

tot,
Just spotted your post. Can you photograph what's left of the stud that is still secured in the mirror base? If you have enough sticking out of the base, you may be able to loosen it and remove it.

Once removed, you can obtain a length of threaded rod (6.0mm x 1.0 if memory serves) and install a new one yourself. In a pinch, cut off the head of an ordinary bolt and use this piece.

As a third alternative, once the broken stud is removed, you could use an actual bolt instead. This will leave you with two different fasteners; (3) of the original nuts on their studs, and (1) new bolt.

Just thought I'd provide some options if the entire mirror is not covered under warranty. :wink3:
I can absolutely give that a shot. Im not even going to touch it until after this weekend so the dealer can see it as is without me messing with it. If they cant do anything for me ill go down that road. Thank you for the tips!
 

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i think the rapid firing of the triple motor makes bolts get loose and fall out more than other bikes. because my bar ends and fairing screws have fallen out before
 
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