Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Well This Was an Odd Thing to Happen

  1. #1
    Registered User 88bmwjeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Posts
    3,272

    Well This Was an Odd Thing to Happen

    I installed new auxiliary lights last weekend. Today, I decided to change the lens to yellow. When I got to one bolt, the nut backed off a few turns, then froze. I couldn't loosen it anymore nor tighten it. I've delt with frozen bolts before, but this is the first time I had to cut off new nut and bolt that were installed four days ago.

    Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.
    Jeff in W.C.
    1988 R100 RT (the other woman)
    2018 R1200 GS
    "I got my motorcycle jacket but I'm walking all the time." Joe Strummer

  2. #2
    3 Red Bricks
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Pleasanton, Ca.
    Posts
    5,373
    Jeff,

    Were the nut and bolt stainless? Stainless fastners can gall if spun too fast or if the clearances are too tight. Sometimes they can be a real pain!





    LONG MAY YOUR BRICK FLY!

    Ride Safe, Ride Far, Ride Often

    Lee Fulton Forum Moderator
    3 Marakesh Red K75Ss
    Mine, Hers, Spare

  3. #3
    Registered User 88bmwjeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Posts
    3,272
    Lee,
    You are correct. They were stainless. I was planning on using some antiseize on them after I changed the lens. I didn't think the short time together without some would be an issued.
    Jeff in W.C.
    1988 R100 RT (the other woman)
    2018 R1200 GS
    "I got my motorcycle jacket but I'm walking all the time." Joe Strummer

  4. #4
    3 Red Bricks
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Pleasanton, Ca.
    Posts
    5,373
    Jeff,


    Most of the time they are fine, but sometimes out of the blue, they just decide to make your day shall we say “less than pleasurable”.





    LONG MAY YOUR BRICK FLY!

    Ride Safe, Ride Far, Ride Often

    Lee Fulton Forum Moderator
    3 Marakesh Red K75Ss
    Mine, Hers, Spare

Similar Threads

  1. Got another RT Good thing, ESA Stuck BAD Thing...
    By PCHRT in forum Hexheads/Camheads
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-20-2015, 07:59 PM
  2. Well, Well, Well !!!
    By mfire1 in forum Rally Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-10-2012, 01:49 PM
  3. I found one thing the bike does not do well
    By JT_R1200RT in forum Hexheads/Camheads
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 05-17-2009, 08:20 PM
  4. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 11-17-2005, 05:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •