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Old 09-29-2012, 09:52 AM   #9258
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Originally Posted by kubiak View Post
i will keep mine on for sure! i guess they bolt it on there for something more than to hold parts lol!
I haven't removed my subframe piece so it had nothing to do with that, just thought I'd mention whatever you do, find a way to keep that long bolt since it serves a purpose. Guess it actually sheared rather than snapped when the different pieces started moving after it got loose. Same happened with all the shorty framebolts on the rear as well as the medium long one at the bottom front of the engine.

Two words: lock washers.
'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can

2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)


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