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    Home grown engineer, and professional tinkerer. 2 Strokin' Polaris's Avatar
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    It ate my 12mm socket and adapter....

    This should be a FAQ with a "How To" reply: When the 750 SL eats your socket, where does it go from the #4 exhaust bolt head that is out of reach, sight, and ESP telepathic retrieval? I look forward to some great answers...


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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    Normally under the engine.

    Get a strong telescopic magnet and see if you can fish it out.

    Otherwise tip the ski up on the trailer and look for it at the back end. Some guys like to wash the stuff out with a little water when tipped upwards.

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    i have lost/found many things in my skis... i have a magnet with a light at the end and it pivots.. that helps..


    one time in my old sl650 i found a screw driver, some bolts, a lighter (empty) and a spoon... yeah i have no idea what was going on when the old owner had it... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryandi2 View Post
    i have lost/found many things in my skis... i have a magnet with a light at the end and it pivots.. that helps..


    one time in my old sl650 i found a screw driver, some bolts, a lighter (empty) and a spoon... yeah i have no idea what was going on when the old owner had it... lol
    Obviously that ski was clean enough to eat off of.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    Obviously that ski was clean enough to eat off of.....

    hahah im pretty sure there where things growing in there

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    @ Ryandi2: That is amazing. Kind of reminds me of when I replaced the motor in my 750 sl after it let go at 1200 hrs on the clock. I found things under there like the nut for a motor mount , washers, and stainless steel screws....however no eating utensiles.

    @xlint89: I took your advise and invested in a magnetic telescoping retriever. I will be employing your second option to recover the stainless steel screws from the handle bar pad that slipped out of reach and into the mystery spot. I appreciate the wisdom.

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    stuff rags on both side of the motor plate hull area and you won't lose so much to the black hole under the engine. lot's of things are not magnetic which really makes them harder to get back.

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