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post #1 of 3 Old 02-11-2009, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Loose screws in headlight assembly.

Hi, guys.
My headlight beam was too high so I got into the headlight assembly, which was not fast, but inside I found that two important screws had shaken loose and were floating around in the headlight assembly. This allowed the assembly to roam up and down, depending on bumps. This situation, if not fixed, probably would have eventually metal fatiqued the assembly into breaking.

So, this is the third loose bolt or screw I have found. The second one allowed my entire exhaust pipe to fall off the bike onto the pavement at 65 mph. This was a recall that I missed.

The second one was a screw was missing from the fairing unit.

So, just fyi, check your bolts and screws for tightness.
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For sure! I've only got 3800 miles on my 08 and I have gone through a whole tube of loctite. (blue)

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