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Missing screw - Found It

Postby jcabiles » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:05 pm

During the 10,000K service, while replacing the center body panel after inspecting the air filter, I went to replace the center front screw when I fumbled it and it dropped into nowhere. I didn’t hear it hit the floor and upon inspecting the jumble of wires behind the steering head, it was nowhere to be found. I turned the front wheel to the left and right making sure it did not get caught up in any moving parts (I did not want the steering to inadvertently lock up on me while riding). After several more minutes of rechecking the floor and checking the bike I resigned myself to havIng one missing screw.

But I couldn’t let it go. I knew the screw was caught up somewhere behind the steering head and wanted to find it. Searching through Amazon I found a well rated Endoscope and ordered it. Got it today and after setting up the app I went on the hunt.

Found it just below the area where I fumbled it. Now I need to see if I can retrieve it with the magnetic attachment for the Endoscope.
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Re: Missing screw - Found It

Postby bdimon » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:40 am

Congrats on finding it. I think those are the screws that are non-magnetic. do you have an extended claw?
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Re: Missing screw - Found It

Postby Genen8kua » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:57 pm

Very cool! I'm surprised you could find an endoscope for sale, what with all the folks whose colonoscopies have been postponed and just might be hoping to do it via telemedicine. :evil:
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Re: Missing screw - Found It

Postby jcabiles » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:44 pm

SUCCESSFUL SCREWECTOMY

With the help of a JVB video I removed the left side panels and had better visibility and access to the area behind the steering head. I tried to use the magnet attachment to my endoscope, but Bruce was correct in that this one screw was not magnetic. I then attached a hook to the end and through several attempts I was able to move the screw further down and then it dropped down on top of the left cylinder head.
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Re: Missing screw - Found It

Postby bdimon » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:55 pm

=D> Bravo!
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