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Offline Krisstyx

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Left side handle bar weight.
« on: July 10, 2015, 10:40:51 PM »
Well day 4 into ownership & I am on my way to stelvio. Whilst I know that today I've notched up 402 miles (1000 + total) I was not expecting the handle bar weight to fall off at 70 mph, just missing one of our guys.
So the result is a flapping hand guard & awfull vibration & one truly pissed off me! Eventually we come across a BMW dealer in arras France who have just closed for 1 1/2hour lunch break. Fortunately they had a demo Xr outside which also had a loose handle bar weight. So guys if you plan on touring take your weights off & apply some loctite to them because they will fall out. Another 230 + miles tomorrow!

Offline grnmtvt

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Re: Left side handle bar weight.
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 10:45:29 PM »
Vibration surely contributed to that.  Had the speed shifter separate and fall off a K1300S for exactly the same reason.   :110:
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Offline Krisstyx

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Re: Left side handle bar weight.
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 11:18:29 PM »
No loctite is the issue!

Offline PeterR

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Re: Left side handle bar weight.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 12:49:23 PM »
Picked mine up from dealer got home and noticed both sides were loose so worth a check and loctite in.