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It's falling apart

So first the 15 second leak from behind the water pump that somehow self corrected. Now on an hour ride to 5 Star Bar in Chicago the exhaust hanger bolts that go into the exhaust just fell out. Exhaust has been banging up and down on the tail tidy all the way there. Also have to ride all the way back like that. Melotti tail all banged up. One of the pipe ends is now kind of loose and shifts around. Hoping these lost bolts aren't just wedged somewhere waiting to drop into a critical moving part.

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Sorry to hear that ODJE and sorry to say, but doesn't that sound like careless dealer delivery? How long have you had the bike?

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Sorry mate but you have to check those bolts often and a dab of loctite helps,Mitch.
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Blue loctite is your best friend. I put it on every threaded part I touch.

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Sorry to hear that ODJE and sorry to say, but doesn't that sound like careless dealer delivery? How long have you had the bike?
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My Jota triple has a 180 firing order and is continually dismantling itself through vibration. last night I lost my tax disc ! I've had indicators drop off..The headlight undo itself,..the gear linkage disconnect...etc etc.

Also last night the instrument lights disconnected and I had to judge my speed on the motorway by the engine note..taking a calibration of sound as I passed under a streetlight at a feeder road befor being plunged into the dark abyss !

It's the nature of the beast..You get to know what to look for over time...Bit fed up bout tax disc tho..now I have to talk to the Government....;/


If you need a pan pipe joiner plate I have some..sounds like yours is loose...

also sounds like the bike hasn't been prepped for the road properly...

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So Do the democrats use blue and the republicans red..we are the opposite over here..I use red threadlock as that is easier to undo later..and I don't like David Cameron as he's too smooth

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So first the 15 second leak from behind the water pump that somehow self corrected. Now on an hour ride to 5 Star Bar in Chicago the exhaust hanger bolts that go into the exhaust just fell out. Exhaust has been banging up and down on the tail tidy all the way there. Also have to ride all the way back like that. Melotti tail all banged up. One of the pipe ends is now kind of loose and shifts around. Hoping these lost bolts aren't just wedged somewhere waiting to drop into a critical moving part.

Have a look between the swingarm and the back of the engine. Bolts often fall into that area.

Tighten your bolts up like the boys say..and check that you haven't lost your butterfly panpipe joiner plate. It's probably just loose. If you have pm me as I have just had a batch made in stainless steel.
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My Jota triple has a 180 firing order and is continually dismantling itself through vibration. last night I lost my tax disc ! I've had indicators drop off..The headlight undo itself,..the gear linkage disconnect...etc etc.

Also last night the instrument lights disconnected and I had to judge my speed on the motorway by the engine note..taking a calibration of sound as I passed under a streetlight at a feeder road befor being plunged into the dark abyss !

It's the nature of the beast..You get to know what to look for over time...Bit fed up bout tax disc tho..now I have to talk to the Government....;/


If you need a pan pipe joiner plate I have some..sounds like yours is loose...

also sounds like the bike hasn't been prepped for the road properly...

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Last summer my exhaust bolts fell out on a bar run also, coincidence?
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