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Offline KSquared

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Found a part - Where is it From and What do I Do?
« on: October 07, 2018, 01:30:05 AM »
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Unfortunately, i'm going in for knee replacement surgery on Monday and I'm getting my Trophy ready for the 2 month layup.  I've filled it with fresh gas and stabilizer.  The battery is fresh and I'm going to start it every week. Tires are filled to spec.  I'm not anticipating any problems. I live in Florida; the climate will become more temperate over the next several months and when I finish my rehab I'll be in the middle of prime riding season.

However, as I was giving it the once over, I found a part.  I found it where indicated by the circle in the first photo. The second and third photos show the surface and the side view of the part.  The part is metal and appears to be unbroken and in good condition.  It is a threaded part but I did not find any associated screw or bolt. All of the bodywork seems to be firmly in place and the bike appears to be running fine, with no new rattles or mechanical noises.

I'm pushing 70 and I no longer wrench on my own bikes, thus I've never had the plastic off and don't intend to start now. I'll have the dealer replace the part if and when necessary. 

Can anybody tell me where the part is from and if the bike is safe to ride in its present condition without having the part replaced first?

Thanks for any help you can provide.  I appreciate it.
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Re: Found a part - Where is it From and What do I Do?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 02:08:23 AM »
Ironic, I am recovering from shoulder repair Right now . I do all my own work on my trophy, in this appears to be one of the screw receivers found at the top of the fairing halves In the vicinity of The battery compartment on the right and the Glove box on the left.  However if they were missing The fairing halves Screws would have nothing to turn into and be loose, I'm guessing it was dropped down inside the bike at some point and rather than fishing the lost piece out it was just replaced. the first time I did maintenance on my trophy, I found a loose screw floating inside the fairing with no home too
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Re: Found a part - Where is it From and What do I Do?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 05:34:13 AM »
Plus one on above

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Re: Found a part - Where is it From and What do I Do?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 07:22:44 AM »
Yes agreed - That's a "Captive Boss" ( T3351111 ).

They are clipped into part of the upper Fairing - where the visible screw of the Glove Box,
and the Battery Cover retaining screws screw into.

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Re: Found a part - Where is it From and What do I Do?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 01:40:26 AM »
Thank you all for the information.  It was very helpful.
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Re: Found a part - Where is it From and What do I Do?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 04:46:45 AM »
On a side note, there is no benefit to starting your bike every week. Keep it on a tender, and when you're ready, ride it.  Good luck with the surgery!

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Re: Found a part - Where is it From and What do I Do?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 05:06:30 PM »
Hope your knee replacement goes well!

I had both done (Jan 2016 and July 2016)...besides the spine surgery to remove bone spur pocking my Spinal Cord, one of the best upgrades yet!

BTW, mine didn't want to bend too well after the installations, so I went under anesthesia again for a manual manipulation procedure for each (doc just force bends them a few times to break up scar tissue and loosen/stretch tight muscles).  So, expect that you might have to do that if physical therapy doesn't progress well to get them bending.

Also, pre-new knees sitting on the Trophy was alright comfortable on my old damaged knees bending; now with new painless titanium Strykers installed the Trophy is a great fit.  SOSBONES.com (Dr. Brett Greenky) did a great job of upgrading me!

And I had a shoulder rebuild (2 torn tendons, torn muscle, tendon not anchored, and arthritis in AC joint removed) after the knees, might need the other shoulder done this winter during the Non-riding season here in Upstate New York, albeit that messes up skiing season!   But since I just got my TTSE October 8th, 2018, maybe it's the winter of accessorizing instead!

The point is - after such surgeries, quality of life and joy to ride is way up!  "Git'er done" if needed!
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Re: Found a part - Where is it From and What do I Do?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 05:53:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by dietDrThunder [+]
On a side note, there is no benefit to starting your bike every week. Keep it on a tender, and when you're ready, ride it.  Good luck with the surgery!

+1 on the advice about not starting every week. That process generates condensate in the exhaust pipe and because your pipe does not get hot, hot, hot, like when you ride, the water generated from combustion gathers and sits in the pipe.

On the captive boss migration. Crimping the 180 a tad will deter migration and still allow it to move enough for ease of fastening.

Regarding your knee surgery. Best of luck on that and do work at the muscle specific exercises provided. You'll be fine.

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