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Vstar 250 need help guys

Guys I'm needing some peace at mind. I was doing some modding and taken the rear pegs off . And in the pic with the exhaust. That bolt. Was the final one to be removed. That I noticed how long it was when I was pulling it out. And heard the other end bolt and washer fall off that I noticed maybe this is something critical and to back out and put it back. Now this morning the rear was feeling squirrely and parked at work. I can hold the seat and wiggle the tire slightly and the fork is only so slightly moving. What the hell was it that I loosened. I'm worried and wanna leave work to take it to the dealer. But I'd like to call them ahead of time and call it by it's name to get a quote and fix time. Thanks men.
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Guys I'm needing some peace at mind. I was doing some modding and taken the rear pegs off . And in the pic with the exhaust. That bolt. Was the final one to be removed. That I noticed how long it was when I was pulling it out. And heard the other end bolt and washer fall off that I noticed maybe this is something critical and to back out and put it back. Now this morning the rear was feeling squirrely and parked at work. I can hold the seat and wiggle the tire slightly and the fork is only so slightly moving. What the hell was it that I loosened. I'm worried and wanna leave work to take it to the dealer. But I'd like to call them ahead of time and call it by it's name to get a quote and fix time. Thanks men.
Call the dealer and email them a pic - they'll know for certain what came loose

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Looks like swingarm pivot bolt to me, but dealer should know better

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Looks like the swing arm bolt. Look at #9, 10 and 11 in picture. There is a bushing behind washer #11 that could have come loose. This holds rear suspension to frame. DO NOT RIDE if not correctly torqued and all bushings in place. The entire swing arm could come loose. BE CAREFUL. Please, if in doubt, DO NOT RIDE. Keep us informed.

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Looks like swingarm pivot bolt to me, but dealer should know better
Oscar, you type too fast. 😁 I looked up diagram and it is the swing arm bolt.
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.....you guys are awesome. I've called the dealership. He's getting me in at 2. And he too is sure it's the swingarm. He told me too to be super safe. But as long as I've already put some yank on the bolt it would make it. and the dealer isn't super far away. And my friend is going to follow me there. I've got my peace now. Now just down to the qoute price. But to fix my bike and have my safety put back to normal completely worth what they want. Thanks again really needed. (Fast replies)
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.....you guys are awesome. I've called the dealership. He's getting me in at 2. And he too is sure it's the swingarm. He told me too to be super safe. But as long as I've already put some yank on the bolt it would make it. and the dealer isn't super far away. And my friend is going to follow me there. I've got my peace now. Now just down to the qoute price. But to fix my bike and have my safety put back to normal completely worth what they want. Thanks again really needed. (Fast replies)
You've come to the right place to ask for advice. Lots of good people here.

As far as your swing arm I'd try not to ride your bike now. If you look at the diagram that Les posted (that was very nice by the way comparing to my short answer!) you'll see bushings and spacers behind the scene that may have gotten loose or misplaced when you removed the bolt. You can cause more damage to those parts by keeping to ride your bike which will make your dealer real happy because they will charge you more.
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Oscar, you type too fast. 😁 I looked up diagram and it is the swing arm bolt.
Yes, but you gave a lot more details, Les!
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WE'RE ALIVE! MADE IT. took the lunch and was escorted to the dealer. The repair tech could feel the sway real quick. He told me to browse the show floor and see him zoom away on the bike. And back he comes. So the problem is that when I took the peg plate off the rear it left a huge gag of spacing off the washer and nutt on the swingarm bolt. He showed the me the shim kit he used to get it spaced correctly and tight. She's rides like new. Thanks guys for the advice and direction. I was at a loss.
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we all make mistakes

when I got my Royal Star I wanted to bleed the clutch. There was this aftermarket cover over the clutch bleeder valve making it impossible to get a wrench on it, So I grabbed an allen wrench and took all the screws off. My 650 has the same kind of cover in the same place, the just covers the drive shaft to the back wheel.

I started pulling the cover off and oil flooded out! pushed it back on, put all the screws back in, properly torqued it back up, and luckly I did not damage the gasket and it did not leak.

I had taken the middle drive cover off. Later I figured out the stupid aftermarket chrome piece that was blocking the clutch bleeder valve was removeable with a couple of tiny (2.5mm) allen screws. Took it off and thew it away.

I thought my VS650 V twin was more or less the same as my Royal Star V4 1300... not even close.

Dont be afraid to wrench on your bike and do your own work. If you are not sure about things you can find the Yamaha Factory Service manuals on line for most of these bikes as a free pdf download. Or you can get the Clymers shop manual from amazon.
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