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Dropped bolt

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby NVSB4 » Wed May 25, 2016 7:41 pm

Invariably, my bolt or screw falls into a place where I have to remove half the panels to get to it.
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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Wed May 25, 2016 7:50 pm

The ones I have lost are definitely in the yellow range :)

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 25, 2016 9:52 pm

If I could turn my bike upside down and shake it....It would look like riding behind a Harley :lol:

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby NVSB4 » Wed May 25, 2016 11:04 pm

virgilmobile wrote:If I could turn my bike upside down and shake it....It would look like riding behind a Harley :lol:


With all the bolts rattling around in there, it probably sounds like a Harley too.
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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby FM-USA » Thu May 26, 2016 9:25 am

In that \PIE/, why no slice of RED?
It's what we see when dropping 'X' in the intake. :twisted:

As I'm slowly retiring from painting (among my many other vices), I have ABBODANZA of white T-Shirts for dropped parts and over spray catcher.
The large hole to ga-zontah, the arm holes for do'n and the neck for looking in-tah.
Since my shirts are white, dropped parts are EZ to see.
Simply spread said shirt out as A NET... but don't let her know that. :roll: . . . . . :lol:

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby Mag » Sat May 28, 2016 10:52 pm

I am still looking for a 10mm wrench that I lost when I was redoing the LED instrument panel, and replacing my handlebar switches at the same time. When you find your bold, and find my wrench, please send the wrench to.....

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby SilverDave » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:22 pm

I was replacing a stubborn shock bolt, after doing the real wheel / tire and also rear brake rebuild...
LOL

TOO many tasks .

But as I had to wait over a weekend for wheel / tire I also decided to an oil change and new filter .
I had a small box of parts bolts from the rear wheel re-and-re in the carport . The new oil / filter went well, right up to replacing the oil filler cap. which had mysteriously vanished . I plugged it with a cloth **** as I replaced all the other wheel / brake / shock stuff, and kept looking .
Hmmmm. I finished everything else (no parts left over .. hooray ! ) and eventually swept the carport floor ... Nothing. NADA !

I priced this expensive part on e-Bay (gasp ) then also from my Honda dealer ( Double gasp )
Before giving up and ordering one , I phoned my favourite Shade Tree Mechanic ,
who said " Sure I have several . For you , no charge ! "

" But wait " he said , "Before you drive over here... have you checked between the frame and the engine ?? "

so... Its a grey cap, grey engine and frame ... and there it was ... sitting tucked into this little space.

AGH !.. Probably some deeper message here about senior moments or other lost bolts.... or both

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:19 pm

Things dropped or misplaced can be alleviated by saving your discarded socks. Cut off the toes to make about 4 inch pouch for small parts. Can use said pouch to rub clean the parts inside that pouch, making it nearly impossible to loose said parts.
Slice open the rest of that sock as a rag.
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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby Mag » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:21 pm

Hey, I found a wrench....a 3/8 wrench, did not know I lost that one. No 10 mm still.

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby Mh434 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:22 am

I lost a 3/8" chromed 6" extension & male Torx driver socket. It had gotten wedged in my car's engine bay, and I had to pry it out. When it came loose, I heard a "Bang!", and it was gone. I searched for it, off and on, for weeks and finally gave up on it.

I finally found it over a year later...stuck into one of the roof trusses - the Torx bit had sunk all the way into the wood. Probably a good thing I hadn't seen it go & try to catch it!

Generally, all parts, nuts, screws etc. dropped are governed by the Law of Automotive Gravitational Certainty. That is to say that, failing such items falling into an inaccessible part of an engine or drivetrain, such parts will invariably seek out the exact geographic center of the underside of the vehicle, and always beyond the reach of any of the mechanic's tools.

Of course, this gravitational force will be overcome by stronger attractional forces generated by wells, huge piles of scrap metal, deep & murky bodies of water, 2/3-full oil drums, crocodile enclosures, etc.

"Murphy" is my co-pilot....

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby FM-USA » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:19 am

My oil change pan and oil filters must be invisibly attached.
. . . or before an oil change someone secretly butters up my filter.

Either way, I let them have there fun together for a day or two. :lol:
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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby walker70 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:50 am

I have surely been there since I started pulling stuff off my bike,most of it I find but some bolts I never see again. :D

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby squirrel » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:55 pm

I've dropped a nut/ bolt or 3 somewhere in between the engine and the 4th dimension. I can see one nut sitting on the middle of the engine now which has been there for about 6 months laughing at me. I could remove it if I had a magnetic snake thingy (I don't) or I could remove the seat to remove the tank to remove the fairing to remove the engine to get the nut .or just use another one :-)

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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby FM-USA » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:30 am

Tie a string to that nut or bolt before you drop it. :| . :shock: . . :P . . . . :lol:
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Re: Dropped bolt

Postby jamie f » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:12 pm

Being an auto technician,I experience this on a daily basis.Nuts,bolts,screws,etc. usually fall into frame or suspension,But my tools on the other hand,,,,they seem to have an attraction to drain pans full of anti freeze,trans fluid or oil.Nothing worse than reaching into anti freeze for a tool.On the lighter note,when the bolts and nuts disappear,they magically reappear in the bolt bins we keep fully stocked for these situations. :lol:




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