ST1100/EZS-Monroe

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by fsquad, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. fsquad

    fsquad n00b

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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. My ST has around 70M miles on it. I am the second owner. I have put over 10M miles on it trouble free. I recently returned from a 5 day trip and on the way home the bike developed an unusual noise. On further investigation I found the two forward exhaust flanges either very loose or missing the nuts. This rig is run on the interstate at above the posted speed limit but I did not think that could be the cause. I have never owned a water cooled bike before. Is this common or a PO issue? Thanks, sorry if this is the wrong place to ask.
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  2. RetiredandRiding

    RetiredandRiding Retired to Ride

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    Part of the pre-ride checklist for me is checking to see if anything's coming loose. Once a month I check all the nuts, bolts, and screws. It may be a little anal, but so far the only thing that's fallen off the bike is me.
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  3. fsquad

    fsquad n00b

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    Yes I agree and do that some times more than once a month. The bike was running very nicely. this problem arose on the way home after covering the first 1500 miles with out incident . Thanks for the reply.
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  4. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    the m and k are soo close together
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  5. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Oh no not that ! :fpalm You better sell that right away ! I'll take it off you hands ! :-)
    Things vibrate loose on sidecars all the time especially given that the engines run usually run faster pulling a sidecar and generally run warmer.
    Look it over more often.
    I had just decided to buy that rig about a week after you did, keep me in mind if you ever consider selling.
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  6. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    :jack
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  7. fsquad

    fsquad n00b

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    Thanks, no intention of selling, Just thought it odd that the flange nuts would vibrate off. This is my third hack and of course I have had things vibrate loose but never an exhaust nut. Thanks for the replies.
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  8. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer

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    fsquad can we see pics of your ride ?
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  9. fsquad

    fsquad n00b

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    Not to handy with a computer, sorry best I can do.

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  10. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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  11. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Bunch more pics from 2 years ago ----> HERE.

    This is a Photobucket album -- I'm not sure if PB will let you view the pics even though the Album is set to "Public." Lemme know if you can see them.
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  12. rg sw wa.

    rg sw wa. Long timer

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    Dave, Ned, thanks for the pics.
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  13. RockyMtnRoadRash

    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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    My bandit did the exact same thing. Tighten up and badda bing.

    Now, just for the record: you were riding an ST and there was this strange noise you'd never heard before but it turned out to be your engine? :D
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  14. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile

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    Owned a ST1100 for quite a while. Not common for the exhaust flanges to come loose unless they had been messed with previous. Not saying that they couldn't though. More common for coolant leaks/seepage from the hoses. And of course the dreaded drive flange that every one on the ST forums yaks about
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  15. zig06

    zig06 Been here awhile

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    Ummm just doing a little bit of lurking here. A month ago I purchased a '97 ST1100 with 37,000 on it. So what's this about a "dreaded drive flange"? It needs tires so while I'm figuring that out is there something that I should be looking over??

    Thank you.
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  16. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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  17. RockyMtnRoadRash

    RockyMtnRoadRash Useful and decorative

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  18. Sidewise

    Sidewise Been here awhile

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