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post #1 of 17 Old Apr 8th, 2011, 6:08 am Thread Starter
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Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

Hi folks, have I lost a bolt from my exhaust shield? My friends LT also appears to be missing the same bolt, was it ever there? I noticed it when I was cleaning my bike the other week, the exhaust shield moved when I pressed against it. I seem to have a 'tinny' sounding rattle but I can't tell where it's coming from.

Would you mind taking a look at your bike, is the bolt missing and does the shield move a bit?

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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

Yes there is supposed to be bolt there. Last year I noticed the one on mine was loose. Now it is something I check on a regular basis.

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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

Thanks Tony, I'll get my dealer to order one.

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Nope thats for the rubber bump stop it keeps the centrestand tfrom rattling metal on metal

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Axle, that's further forward, the rubber stop is there on my bike. Thanks.
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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

ok sorry bit hard to tell the little bugger come off mine years ago

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arrrg!!! dont mind me its 11.06pm on friday night bad light and yeah there is a little bolt under there possible a torx its too dark to see so with that I'm off to bed

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Thanks for checking for me, sleep well!
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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

Just took a look at mine. It appears to be a flat (wide) head sheet metal type screw. Torx T15 fits in the one that's there on mine.

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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

Thanks for the info rmcclure, does it have a spacer between the shield and the exhaust? I should have asked that earlier.
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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

Mine doesn't have a spacer, but the head of the screw is flatter and wider than a standard sheet metal screw, kind of like it contains its own flange. Possibly if you experiment with some screws you have on hand for the right diameter and pitch, you may be able to get something at a local fastener outlet, although you may prefer to keep it all BMW. By the way, I got this bike when it had about 90,000 km on it already, so I can't say for sure if that is original, although it looks like it would be.

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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

It's called a stop buffer. Mine is also missing.

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Jer, it does help thanks, the dealer didn't know which bit!
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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

If I am looking in the correct place, which I think I am.
This is what's on my LT. Looks like Torx screw Part No. 23 on the microfiche in the previous thread.
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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

Hummm. Wonder if this missing bolt thing is contagious. Took a look this morning before taking a ride... Bolt is gone.

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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

Mine too.........

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Re: Missing bolt - exhaust shield?

Sounds like an opportunity to buy in bulk, or maybe something to hand out as door prizes at the next CCR...

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