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Front Fork Guard Nylon Bolts - I found these Allen Cap Head Bolts on Ebay, they are M6 x 20mm.

To save breaking the lower fork casting in a fall with the oem Yamaha bolts, I just fitted these and they work a treat

All I added was a small 6mm washer, to give the bolt some 'purchase'

Cheap as chips, at 40p/bolt

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Matth

Are they just number plate bolts?

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Johnnyboxer
49 minutes ago, Matth said:

Are they just number plate bolts?

No

These are Allen cap head and match in with existing Yam oem fasteners

Number plate bolts may work though 

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XcTwo
Posted (edited)

Can you share a link to these?

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Johnnyboxer

Just search ebay, M6 nylon bolts

I am in UK and got them here, sure to be some in USA too

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boboneleg

I used these, they'll just snap off if there's a problem........

 

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Brass Natural M3 273464865647. Hexagonal Screws. Knurled Slotted Screws. Nylon Black M3-M6 273887994760. Nylon White M3-M6 273888010732. Nylon Black M3-M6 273853377681. Nylon White M2-M6 273967823290.

 

 

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BMRT7

Is this an actual problem people are having or just preventative?

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TimmyTheHog
21 minutes ago, BMRT7 said:

Is this an actual problem people are having or just preventative?

so far I believe it is preventive...unless I am proven wrong.

 

just that bolt is steel and the fork stanchion is aluminum, steel tends to win when a hard impact happens which is likely at the area.

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Johnnyboxer
27 minutes ago, BMRT7 said:

Is this an actual problem people are having or just preventative?

Reports of broken fork casting mounts in crashes 

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BMRT7
9 minutes ago, TimmyTheHog said:

so far I believe it is preventive...unless I am proven wrong.

 

just that bolt is steel and the fork stanchion is aluminum, steel tends to win when a hard impact happens which is likely at the area.


I was wondering. I know it’s apples and oranges but I have hundreds of hours on other bikes and have ripped fork guards off but never had an issue with the foot breaking. 

 

4 minutes ago, Johnnyboxer said:

Reports of broken fork casting mounts in crashes 

 

link? 

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REDHORSECA
6 hours ago, BMRT7 said:


I was wondering. I know it’s apples and oranges but I have hundreds of hours on other bikes and have ripped fork guards off but never had an issue with the foot breaking. 

 

 

link? 

 

 

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No probs at all with my T7..... rides very smoothly and responsivly (albeit that's compared to my old Tenere 660) [ATTACH]

 

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Copied from the UK fb- hope it’s ok


Feeling rather annoyed right now, took the bike down a fairly tame BOAT (hard packed dirt, bit of wet mud branches etc) and had a slip in some wet mud. No damage to fairings, handguards etc (all the stuff I'd expect to damage) but the bottom of the fork where the front fender attaches snapped off at the thread point.

The metal snapped with the thread still around it, seems like a bad weak point on the bike. Seen plenty of other bikes have the exact same type of fall and never break like this.

To top it of the front fender cracked in multiple places. Pics below for reference, Will get some of the bike tomorrow. Am I wrong in feeling the bike shouldn't break this easily given it's heavily offroad focus?

 

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jazzimus
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Item pictured is actual item that will be received.

Nylon M6 screws to replace both the OEM steel screws on the outside of the lower front fender mountings.

These are designed to break if the fork leg comes into contact with rocks, etc on the trail, rather than the steel screws shearing off the lower fork lug (which has happened) and can then cause a costly repair.

White Nylon 6, 20mm long, with slotted head.

SUPPLIED AS A PAIR (2)

 

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