Please check all your bolts

Jan 2016
412
114
Cape town
Concerned owner here, I have 1900km on my 1299 at the moment. Regarding tightening of bolts? How do I know if they are lose?
One can easily over torque by simply fitting a socket wrench or similar especially on smaller bots and Allen keys, so what is a safe method to overcome this possibility?
It's not practical to try them by hand because they could be lose and just tight so your hand cannot turn them or are you guys having issue wherein you can see the bolt physically turned out ?
 
Jul 2012
1,025
201
So-Cal
there are bolts that are so loose, you can lose them during a ride.

so far, i had caught loose on:

rear wheel hub, mirror, shift rod, kick stand (front bolt gone), fairings, clip on, front fender
 
Mar 2012
2,804
1,294
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Concerned owner here, I have 1900km on my 1299 at the moment. Regarding tightening of bolts? How do I know if they are lose?
One can easily over torque by simply fitting a socket wrench or similar especially on smaller bots and Allen keys, so what is a safe method to overcome this possibility?
It's not practical to try them by hand because they could be lose and just tight so your hand cannot turn them or are you guys having issue wherein you can see the bolt physically turned out ?
If you cannot tell by putting on a spanner, then buy a good quality torque wrench. The torque list is here on the forum. Print it out. Problem solved. The list even tells you what to locktite.
 
Nov 2018
153
84
NZ
Road for 2 hours today in northern NJ. 1 hour up and back. When i got to my destination i noticed something that pissed me off. My key guard was missing a bolt. There are 4 of them 2 up top which catch the threads and 2 that go into the air ducts that have threads. well one of the 2 big ones right by the key was gone. So of course i checked the rest of the bike. All 3 bolts to the heat shield screws were gone too. the only thing that kept the heat shield on was the o2 sensor.
Any bolts that i took off changed or touched myself were all loctited down with blue loctite and were fine. of course these other bolts did not have loctite.

Also my mirrors were getting loose and the bolts under the rear cowl were a little loose.

do yourself a favor and check these often. i took the toolbag out and tightened everything for the ride home.
Tool bag..... you have one onboard? I’m shocked I tell you
 
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