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loose rear fender
« on: October 19, 2020, 07:25:21 pm »
I just noticed My rear fender and tail light assembly is loose.  Is this a normal thing or something I should be doing?

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Re: loose rear fender
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 07:45:16 pm »
Have you checked the nut under the seat that holds the tail light unit in place?
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Re: loose rear fender
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 10:14:54 pm »
I have not, was not aware of this even being there

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Re: loose rear fender
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 06:59:50 am »
There’s a single long thin threaded section from the back of the
Rear Light Unit that emerges centrally under the pillion seat.

It is ( or should be ) secured with a white nylon nut,
which can be seen in the below Photo, and has a small silver "P-Clip"
preventing the nut from vibrating loose. I've tied a short wire onto
my "P-Clip", attached to the bodywork, as it is easily dropped and lost !



This only secures the rear light unit onto the bike though
and does not have any effect on the security of the rear
panels or fender.



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« Last Edit: October 20, 2020, 07:30:19 am by Coconut »

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Re: loose rear fender
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2020, 07:17:03 pm »
Thanks for that. I checked and that is secure. Just still moves. I wonder if it like the panier bags.  Moves with turns or bumps so it doesn’t affect or feel thru the frame

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Re: loose rear fender
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2020, 09:26:20 pm »
I wonder if it like the panier bags.  Moves with turns or bumps ....

No, it shouldn't do that !

Completely remove the rear Light Unit by releasing that white nylon nut shown in
the previous Photo, and then withdrawing the Light Unit to the rear of the bike.

Unplug the wiring socket from the harness by depressing the latch on the side of the connector.

Check that these Bolts are present and tight :

2 bolts at the rear of the bike ( after removal of the Rear Light Unit ) :




2 bolts inside the Rear Wheel arch ( Remove the Panniers ) - 1 bolt on each side :



I suspect that some or all of those bolts ( and maybe others too ) are either loose or missing !

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Re: loose rear fender
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 07:16:01 pm »
thanks coconut.  Im checking this weekend.  I ride it a lot so im sure stuff loosened up.  I have almost 34000miles on my 2017 ttse