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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure how many have ventured into the used F3 realm, but i was pretty sure the bike i bought was never tore apart for whatever reasons (according to the dealer).... Well judging by the amount of zipties used for this and that to hold brakelines together and other things, in the wiring and routing of whatnot, there be A LOT of zipties..

Did find a very light oil weapage from the valve cover, so guessing that might be why she was tore down before.. hoping to get a vin check from another dealer and see what maintenance work was done.

Anyone else have a similiar issue?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 11:34 PM
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Light oil leakages, especially on the left front of the valve cover, is fairly common on F3s. Its an easy fix. Loads of examples on here
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Doesn't sound right with the ties. I've had mine apart and I found very few zip ties, except those that had been out on by a dealer mechanic. There was a lot of the rubber elastic things though.

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No zip ties on mine when I took it apart to replace the valve cover seal (also had an oil leak on the front left).

MV like using rubber ties.
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A little RTV to help out the valve cover gasket maybe?
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Doesn't sound right with the ties. I've had mine apart and I found very few zip ties, except those that had been out on by a dealer mechanic. There was a lot of the rubber elastic things though.

What I am thinking is they had the bike apart for the valve cover leak, and used zipties when putting it back together versus the rubber ties. will get back in there this winter and fix the leak, not much time left for riding this year, so not going to hassle with it.
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There are what appears to be factory zip ties and rubber straps throughout my bike. Doesn't really look like a shop job in my case. Do you have pictures?

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There are what appears to be factory zip ties and rubber straps throughout my bike. Doesn't really look like a shop job in my case. Do you have pictures?

Sorry, already cut quite a few off the bike when I pulled the brakeline from the ABS.the only ones I could possibly see are the odd ones that were on the fabric cover over the brakelines by the module.
many of the places where they were located would definitely be rubber straps.
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