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Hey guys wash your bikes or at least inspect everything every now and then I for some reason decided to wash my bike today(its been a while since the last time) and found that one of the bolts that hold the front brake caliper on was gone and the other was loose. I hate to think about what could have happened and don't want somthing to happen to sombody else. Just thought I would share.
 

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ninjamaster6-10 said:
:idea: "or at least inspect everything every now and then":idea:
Doesn't hurt to take 5 minutes before you ride to do that!!!!!
Should be inspecting them before each ride.
 

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Exactly...I had this happen to me as well. It was after a tire change. I was about to leave my apartment, looked down through the forks and saw the bolt startin to come out of the caliper. Turned right around and tightened those biatches up!!! The only reason I ended up lookin down through the forks was my shuddering problem I was wondering about went away after the tire change.
 

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zx10x2 said:
Should be inspecting them before each ride.

:iamwithst

I always look over everything before a ride no matter......


But yea, losing a brake caliper whould have been bad, for sure.......
 

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I check my tire pressure, chain, and all brake bolts while she warms up :thumbsup: I encourage all to do the same.
I ride her everyday, she's my only transportation right now.
 

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^^ damn NorCal'ers, it's 40 in the mornings this week where I am..
 

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Yeah it pays to check, I must do so more often. Although I clean my bike practically after each ride I should pay more attention to fasteners etc.
 

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Your supposed to wash these things?:dontknow:
 

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before every ride while the bike is warming up i do a 360 around her, shaking everything, making sure nothing is loose and looks like it should be where its suppose to. also double check headlights, turn signals, brakes and horn.
 
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