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Yamaha Crash Bars Hardware Question


sethwaterfall

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I just picked up my Tenere and was checking stuff out. It came from the dealer with crash bars installed and I noticed that I can't get any of my sockets to fit on this bolt:

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It is #12 in this photo I found while searching the forum.

 

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I don't have the instructions. It seems like it should be 17mm but I can't get any of my 17s to bite on it. Do you need a thin-wall 18?

 

Thanks for any help.

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From memory I had to thin down an 18mm. Lucky I have a lathe as buying one would take a week! The joys of living in the bush.

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I use a flat screwdriver to hold the screw head while I tighten or loosen the nut, as you can see in this post: 

 

Teneré 700 '20

WR250R '10

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