Dropped a screw. Damnit.
I thought I'd try to save 5 minutes changing my air filter over the week-end by not completely removing the tank.
I propped the front of the tank up with a few rags, and with a 90' screwdriver, was able to get the airbox top off, and inserted the new air filter element.
Going to put back in the left-rear screw, it was a tight fit and... drop.
The screw fell into the bike... somewhere.
So I go ahead and take the tank off, and start looking. And looking.
I pull the bike into the middle of my street, angle it so I have maximum Sun angle.
Use my brightest flash light.
Go fishing with one of those magnetized telescoping sticks.
I took off my front-sprocket cover, thinking maybe it'd worked it's way into there.
I can't freaking find it. It did not fall on the garage floor.
So, it's in a crevasse, somewhere.
I'm pretty resolved to just let it sit where ever it is, order a new screw, and chalk it up to being an idiot trying to save time.
But before I button it back up with the hideaway, the thought of it somehow sneaking into my front sprocket and locking up the drivetrain gives me pause.
Suggestions or ideas?
2005 Titanium, Hyperpro RSC, Sato Slip On, Champ Frame/Swingarm sliders