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Offline stevewfl

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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2011, 07:09:17 am »
Steve doesn't even like Kawasaki........has had no issues.......and is a Honda Snob!!!!!! :stirpot:




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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2011, 10:48:58 am »
Steve doesn't even like Kawasaki........has had no issues.......and is a Honda Snob!!!!!! :stirpot:
Soon to be a BMW Snob.... ::)
BTW, I've just checked header nuts on my bike and surprise,surprise......all were loose.
Pokey, could you please post a part number/link for the Fuji-lock nuts.
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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2011, 03:38:00 pm »
+1 on the Fuji nuts..... Once is enough!!!

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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2011, 09:24:51 pm »
Did mine last weekend,8k, nuts were very loose , did it the only way to do it right, removing the radiator, after that and torque the engine to frame bolts there is a big improvement on the hands numbness
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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2011, 06:00:50 am »
Are these the correct Fuji-lok nuts?

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/ZZ91133?N=0&Ntt=fuji+lok&Ntk=All&Ne=&fitment=1&brand=0&results=100&refinement_search=1


YES, this is the correct link and Fuji nuts (8mm).  I can say for sure since I saved this link off the old forum last year and I got a set.  They are the final fix for this issue!   :chugbeer:
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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2011, 10:04:27 am »
YES, this is the correct link and Fuji nuts (8mm).  I can say for sure since I saved this link off the old forum last year and I got a set.  They are the final fix for this issue!   :chugbeer:
THX for the info!
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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2011, 07:04:17 pm »
Took the lower fairings off (first time!!), unbolted horn and loosened air dam, removed the top radiator bolts, reached all bolts with 1/4" inch 12 mm ratchet and ratchet wrench. Put the Fuji Lock nuts after hardware run for washers to put on with them. Probably 90 minutes, not bad........ I appreciate the help!!
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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2011, 07:29:07 pm »
Took the lower fairings off (first time!!), unbolted horn and loosened air dam, removed the top radiator bolts, reached all bolts with 1/4" inch 12 mm ratchet and ratchet wrench. Put the Fuji Lock nuts after hardware run for washers to put on with them. Probably 90 minutes, not bad........ I appreciate the help!!
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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2011, 05:00:54 am »
I found it easiest to remove lower plastic, remove just the lower bolt holding the rad in place and loosen the top rad bolt so it can swing forward. Now when tightening the hard to get to center nuts, use ¼ drive ratchet and enough extensions to reach from under, yes under the header. It helps if your extensions have a swivel end.

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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2011, 05:51:17 pm »
Taking the painted plastic off and removing the radiator bolts to push it towards the front wheel makes it pretty easy to get to the bolts with no extensions, Watched Fred's videos once and it made the plastic easy.... http://www.angelridevideos.com/concours.html

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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2011, 06:12:23 pm »
You can get to all 8 header bolts just by taking the side fairings off if you use one of these with a 12mm, 1/4" drive socket. Available at Home Depot for something like $16 and a great tool for tight spaces with either sockets or hex bits.



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I've read some go as far as taking the radiator out and others got there with 1/4 extensions and swivels? It's raining, again, so I think it's time......
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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2011, 06:52:46 pm »
where do I get the Fuji locknuts?
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Re: What's your prefered method to get to the header bolts?
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2011, 06:15:35 pm »
Thanks ZMAN...when I first went to the linked website I thought WOW $9.99 per nut...then I noticed lower down where it described it as a 10 pack
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