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post #1 of 19 Old 11-05-2012, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Found bolt missing, what fell off???

cleaning the 2012 KLR lastnight I found an empty bolthole & need to know what came loose. The hole is just behind the carb on the right side & just above the exhaust pipe. The hole is in part of the frame. I didn't see anything like a clamp on the exhaust & no wires in that area.
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cleaning the 2012 KLR lastnight I found an empty bolthole & need to know what came loose. The hole is just behind the carb on the right side & just above the exhaust pipe. The hole is in part of the frame. I didn't see anything like a clamp on the exhaust & no wires in that area.
Only thing I see in that position on my 2011 is an exhaust pipe hanger bracket. I'll bet the clamp rolled under - reach down and see if you can bring it back up.

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post #3 of 19 Old 11-06-2012, 04:51 AM
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Just a suggestion; view an exploded parts diagram ("fiche") of the area of interest (frame? frame hardware? other?) and see if the missing part and fastener can be identified.

Bike Bandit, Kawasaki, et al have KLR (by model year) exploded parts diagrams on the Internet.
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cleaning the 2012 KLR lastnight I found an empty bolthole & need to know what came loose. The hole is just behind the carb on the right side & just above the exhaust pipe. The hole is in part of the frame. I didn't see anything like a clamp on the exhaust & no wires in that area.
You can use this site to look for the area where you think something is missing. Some nice diagrams with part numbers....

http://www.powersportsplus.com/parts...650/parts.html
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It's for the exhaust header pipe clamp. If there is no clamp you lost that too.

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That is a common bolt to loose. I drilled mine out and put a longer bolt and locking nut and washer in there to stop from loosing another one!
I would also check the muffler clamp that is behind the rear master cylinder to see if it's loose or tight.
Then get out and buy yourself some of the magical blue fluid and put a dab on each and every bolt on the bike.

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That must be the most common bolt to vibrate out, I lost mine as well. The bracket had just spun around so I was able to turn it back up and put a new bolt in with loctite.. So far so good! I think so anyway, I'm going to have to check now! Lol!

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That is a common bolt to loose. I drilled mine out and put a longer bolt and locking nut and washer in there to stop from loosing another one!
I would also check the muffler clamp that is behind the rear master cylinder to see if it's loose or tight.
Then get out and buy yourself some of the magical blue fluid and put a dab on each and every bolt on the bike.
Loctite has a green thread locker which is a "wicking grade" The advantage is you can apply it to assembled fasteners and it will migrate down the threads then cure and lock things together with the same strength as the blue. I think the designation number is 290.
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someone got a pic? i don't think I've lost mine but I'll check now...

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someone got a pic? i don't think I've lost mine but I'll check now...
It's this one right here with the yellow arrow pointing at it. I noticed it while I was washing mine too... That's why I stopped washing it



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