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    Bruce Toner
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    One left over bolt

    I recently did a clutch and slave cylinder replacement on a 2002 R1150RT. I read as much as I could beforehand on what could be the issues with my slipping clutch. As it turned out the transmission seal right next to the slave cylinder was letting tranny oil into the cavity next to the slave cylinder. Oncce the cavity approached half full the oil runs out along the pushrod and saturates the clutch. Common problem as I understand it. All went fairly well and I am almost completely assembled except for the plastic. I was disapointed to find that I have one M8 x 55mm long socket head cap screw that I do not have a home for. Hinde sight is 2020 I know.... I should have separated and bagged all of the fasteners on a per component basis and this would not have happened.

    Does any body know where I might find a clue to the where this bold might go? I have been over every inch of the bike and have not found it yet.

    Cheers!

    Bruce

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    Registered User PAS's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear that. You wont sleep until you find out where it goes, as you should.

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    Registered User David13's Avatar
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    You should not at all be concerned about any extra parts left over.
    I learned this in Mexico long ago.
    The bike runs, doesn't it?
    They put all kinds of extra parts on a car or bike.
    For instance, 5 wheel bolts. Why, when 3 will do.
    You should also be concerned about other sources, as well.
    You know, your wife could have gone down to the dealer and got one extra bolt or other part to throw out there. Sort of to be certain you had enough to put it back together. You know, she was helping you, in a way.
    Don't lose any sleep.
    dc

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    Registered User mpmarty's Avatar
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    In our shop we have the opposite problem. The shop is haunted by a spook we call "Sam" and he must be part pack rat as on any job we always wind up short a few critical pieces.
    Marty - in the western Oregon mountains.'06RT, (gone '04RT, '86 Venture Royal, '81 Yamaha Virago920, '82Suzuki GS1100GK, '76 Suzuki GT750, Triumph 750 Bonneville, BSA Road Rocket 650, 61" Harley knucklehead)

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    jeepinbanditrider
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    Congrats you just learned something new about wrenching on your own bike. If you put it back together and it runs, yet you have a few extra fastners you just made the bike lighter and more efficient.

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    Bruce Toner
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    Talking

    I have to say I was chuckling reading the above posts. Lighter... yes, did I by mistakingly leave out one of those unnecessary fasteners... perhaps. But as PAS says... I will not sleep until I find where it is missing from.

    I was hoping somebody would say oh here is a site that lists every fastener in the entire bike and where they go. Hmmm, something to think about the next time I do a major teardown... maybe I'll create that list. Might be soon than later, I will not stop until I find out where that dam bolt goes.


    Cheers!

    Sleepless Bruce

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