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Big Bar Engine Guard Broken Mounting Bolt UPDATED

Well, once again the techs at the Yamaha dealership came through for me. They replaced the bolts that came with the highway bars with larger and stronger ones.
I was amazed at how crappy two of the bolts that Yamaha supplied with the highway bars were. I don't how the tech could have installed the bars without those bolts breaking in the first place. I'm talking about Big Lots sale bin quality here.
Makes no sense to me....$150 highway bar and $.01 bolts to install them with.



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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 09:02 AM
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If you are going to take it back do it sooner than later. But to answer your question I would
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Dang right I would take it back and real soon so they can't try to blame it on you. It could be bad if the bar came off while you are riding. You paid to have the work done so it should be done right.

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Dang right I would take it back and real soon so they can't try to blame it on you. It could be bad if the bar came off while you are riding. You paid to have the work done so it should be done right.
The highway bar is on pretty tight where it is mounted to the floorboard bolts, but I don't want it vibrating against the frame downtubes all the time if it's not tight against them.

It's not a huge deal and 9 out of 10 people probably would have never noticed the broken bolt, but I just like to see bolt heads where bolt heads are supposed to be located. LOL!!
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Bring it back for sure. If the tech at the stealership managed to snap the head off that size of bolt, it has to be in there tight. Leave it up to them to do the fun work of taking it out.

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You didn't snap the bolt so it shouldn't be your problem.... take it back and make sure they don't charge you for the labor!

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Would I be too anal to take it back tomorrow and tell them to fix it?
it's their job to do a 100% install correctly. absolutely take it back. they should be embarrassed when you take it back and apologize for the inconvenience.

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Any news on what they did?

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Well, once again the techs at the Yamaha dealership came through for me. They replaced the bolts that came with the highway bars with larger and stronger ones.
I was amazed at how crappy two of the bolts that Yamaha supplied with the highway bars were. I don't how the tech could have installed the bars without those bolts breaking in the first place. I'm talking about Big Lots 10 bolts for a dollar quality here.
Makes no sense to me....$150 highway bar and $.01 bolts to install them with.
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