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    Is this an important part?

    Just found this part up in the jet area of my new Yamaha VX Cruiser? I see a similar part installed on the left side between the fiberglass body and the aluminum plate. Was it left off at the factory?
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    That's your factory rideplate shim and yes I consider it important. Even more so that it's off looking from the back your right side there is no shim at all. Check the bolts as well it needs to be reinstalled back to proper location

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    What the hell? How does that happen? Must of been a ski built on Friday... Pull the rideplate (412mm bolts) and install it. You will see how the left side is installed. Simple to do.

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    Who is performing the QC checks at Yamaha, Ray Charles? There has been to many things missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus13letter View Post
    Pull the rideplate (412mm bolts) and install it.
    Thats one big bolt Gus!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupacobra View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gus13letter View Post
    Pull the rideplate (412mm bolts) and install it.
    Thats one big bolt Gus!!
    Thats 4 x m8 those are 8mm bolts not 12.
    the head is 12mm get it right Gus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leendert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chupacobra View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gus13letter View Post
    Pull the rideplate (412mm bolts) and install it.
    Thats one big bolt Gus!!
    Thats 4 x m8 those are 8mm bolts not 12.
    the head is 12mm get it right Gus
    Yeah, that's what I said or what I meant after a few beers. This is from the 09 FZR / FZS service manual, but the same thing goes for the rideplate.
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    I had a few loose bolts and clamps on our new vx when we got. Its goes down to the assembler at dealership, most places take them off site. So its hard to blame someone when everyone is pointing fingers. In the end it doesn't really matter what you do or say, you always gotta go over the regardless of who assembled them on a regular basis. Always checking bolts and making sure things are tight. Ill grab the whole engine and shake the damn thing like a crazy man, checking for loose or broken mounts. The "shake down" test is just that, for you to literally shake that bitch down. However, I did NOT check the ride plate or intake grate bolts shim bolts on my check....

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    Few loose bolts or a Rideplate shim never installed and sitting in the pump area big Difference.

    "Shake Down"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus13letter View Post
    What the hell? How does that happen? Must of been a ski built on Friday... Pull the rideplate (412mm bolts) and install it. You will see how the left side is installed. Simple to do.
    Thanks. It was super easy to install. Can't believe it stayed up in the jet area just laying behind the rubber flap for 12 hours of riding? I really thought Yamaha products were put together better than that. The engineering is solid but looks like they're cutting corners on assembly. I wonder what other parts are loose, missing or uninstalled?

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