Author 2020 handlebar end bolt fell off  (Read 815 times)

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  • Offline jmb7931   us

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    Offline jmb7931

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    2020 handlebar end bolt fell off
    on: February 13, 2022, 11:05:17 pm
    February 13, 2022, 11:05:17 pm
    I wanted to post this as a warning for others. I have a 2020 XR acquired in August 2020, and just recently the right handlebar bar end weight / bolt fell off while riding on the highway. I had never previously touched the bolts (didn't even have the right T50 bit).

    After I had the new set put on by my local dealer, I double checked the left side and it didn't have threadlocker applied by the factory. Considering how much vibrations this bike has, this seems like an oversight!

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    Re: 2020 handlebar end bolt fell off
    Reply #1 on: February 14, 2022, 09:44:39 am
    February 14, 2022, 09:44:39 am
    Probably dealer's fault.
    Same happened to me, but I caught it before the bolt fell off (hand guard was loose)
    Bike comes from factory in a box with handguards dismantled. They are fitted by the dealer and they probably didn't tighten the bolt properly.
    BMW doesn't specify thread lock for this bolt, just to be tightened to 40 Nm's
    Last Edit: February 14, 2022, 09:49:49 am by esso_sa

     



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