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Bobs got a screw loose

Postby Bob » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:45 am

Hello I'm bob. I've got a very nice orange 1290 but I've just noticed that the bolt that should hold the engine to the frame on the right at the rear. Is missing! I've checked 2 other bikes and theirs are gone too. Very odd. Report back my kinsmen, please.
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby jmann » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:30 am

Ok Bob. First things first...
First fill in your location so that your local kinsperson can visit and have a sqizz.
Next use a few more words or a photograph to describe what bolt you are talking about. Is it the bolts that are on the Aluminium frame that joins the engine to the frame or just the one directly onto the frame?

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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby bic_bicknell » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:29 pm

I seem to remember reading in one of the 1290 threads that someone else had noticed that a bolt appeared to be missing from the rear frame but they had also seen it was missing from all the other bikes he'd viewed. I think he'd deduced that it was a lug/ hole that was intended for some part which was never fitted.
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby oczer79 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:46 pm

bic_bicknell wrote:I seem to remember reading in one of the 1290 threads that someone else had noticed that a bolt appeared to be missing from the rear frame but they had also seen it was missing from all the other bikes he'd viewed. I think he'd deduced that it was a lug/ hole that was intended for some part which was never fitted.


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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby jambox » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:40 pm

Think I remember someone enquiring to ktm about it and being told that it was used for a jig, or something like that.
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby ebags » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:27 pm

I believe this is whats in question here? (above the oil level sight glass).

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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby Hieronymus. » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:04 pm

There is a bolt missing below the clutch cover, just behind the exhaust cat.
There is even a frame lug that is in position to have a bolt go into the engine. I think someone else mentioned it a while ago.
Very weird.

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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby scamb66 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:44 pm

What this one, behind the cat?? It is only there for the manufacturing process and is also missing on the 1190 ADV.
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby aracheon » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:48 pm

scamb66 wrote:What this one, behind the cat?? It is only there for the manufacturing process and is also missing on the 1190 ADV.
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That IS kinda scary looking though, you have to admit...
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby Bob » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:50 pm

That's the one ! And yes it is scary!

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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby jmann » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:15 am

For Christ!! If that's all it takes to scare you, you are a mob of pussies. Look at it as an opportunity. It's and opportunity to use it as a mount point for a stand or for an exotic can. :roll:

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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby aracheon » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:09 pm

jmann wrote:For Christ!! If that's all it takes to scare you, you are a mob of pussies. Look at it as an opportunity. It's and opportunity to use it as a mount point for a stand or for an exotic can. :roll:


Oh stop.

What I meant by scary, was if you didn't know that that hole was intentionally left blank, that you were then riding around a bike with a critical piece of the support infrastructure missing. Not to imply that I have a massive vagina full of sand. :mrgreen:
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby scamb66 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:34 am

Scared me when I first saw it :shock:
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby crazysime » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:19 pm

i would guess it is there so removing the engine and reinstalling it is a one person job u can push a bolt through then remove the other engine mounts swing the engine down and Bobs ur uncle !! just do the reverse to put it back in!!

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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby abc » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:25 am

Could also be the mounting point for the frame holding jig that they used when they powder coated the frame otherwise it would be powder coated like the rest of it :)
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby dukepaul » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:47 am

scamb66 wrote:What this one, behind the cat?? It is only there for the manufacturing process and is also missing on the 1190 ADV.
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Is that surface rust?
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby jmann » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:44 am

Comrade: Yes I think it is. It's where the frame was held during the spray process. It'll probably rust through in about a hundred years. :)

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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby scamb66 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:01 pm

Nah its not surface rust, its not bare metal, just blackish whatever.
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Re: Bobs got a screw loose

Postby abc » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:28 am

primer :o
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