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    Thumbs down I need to vent!

    The ammount of thread lock Yamaha uses on some of their bolts is completely asinine! I'm nearly breaking bolts to remove them from the front cover of my GPR. I'm all for bolt security but this is fuggin' ridiculous! I'm a tech at a dealership and have skinned my knuckles more in the last 2 hours than I have in the last 2 years at work! You suck Yamaha!


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    Yeah, you're right. When i changed the fairings on my 06 the bolts were red loctited. The 2 small cheap torx bolts under the glovebox stripped in the first turn. I had to cut them off from behind with a dremel and cutting wheel. Replaced with stainless torx bolts and stainless nylon lock nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism View Post
    I'm a tech at a dealership and have skinned my knuckles more in the last 2 hours than I have in the last 2 years at work! You suck Yamaha!
    You don't wear mechanix gloves? dude... It will be the best $20 you've ever spent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzK View Post
    You don't wear mechanix gloves? dude... It will be the best $20 you've ever spent!
    yes sir !! good gloves for riding in winter also

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    I have thought the same thing on many occasions. Thats some tough thread locker they use too.

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    got , that wright spud.

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    I'd hafta say that the Flywheel cover bolts were the worst.

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    I completely agree! I broke off bolts trying to take the sponsons off the first time, and was scared of breaking more off when I was taking the pipe out this past weekend! How do you get the red Loctite off, anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IowanGPR View Post
    I'd hafta say that the Flywheel cover bolts were the worst.
    I agree... what a bitch those always are!

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    I agree!!!

    I pulled my head and exaust today and every bolt was a pain especially to get to the converter,i thought they was going to snap for sure.. The only easy bolts (the head bolts)imagine that.....

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