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Old 02-25-2014, 04:21 PM   #7223
Juan Valderrama
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Bogotá Colombia
Oddometer: 301
Indeed, after some 50 kmts the fuc.... Nut got loose. I was thinking it was something extraordinary, but for what you said now I realized is a common problem. Indeed, at Yamaha they told me that the STs report very often that problem.

The 2014 steering nut is different than previous models.

I had a really hard time trying to find the tool (bit) to tighten the nut. Besides I did not have the center stand and was hell to fix the problem. Finally a tractor mechanic had a tool a bit bigger but I managed to tighten the steering nut, but I ruined the nice aluminum nut.

The nut needs 130 newtons of torque, and I had ordered a new one. I will put some loclite on it for have tight.

What a stupid problem for a dual purpose bike.

Juan Valderrama
Broadcasting from Bogotá - Colombia.
Juan Valderrama
Broadcasting from Bogotá-Colombia
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