because i learn so much from everyone here and have only recently started to hang out here more as well,
i hope this 2 minute tip may save someone some grief.
longtermers may know of this, but i hadn't seen it recently.
discovered this yesterday.
I'm usually pretty good with keeping an eye on the bike, but i obviously missed this one on a recent ride.
my day rides are usually a couple of hundred km and the last one i did was a spirited ride for me, enjoying my newish suspension.
looks like over the last ride or two, my chain slider front screw had loosened and the slider had moved across inwards.
of the other 2 rear screws, one was already loose and the other just clicked when removing.
luckily i spotted it in time and some of the good regulars here, have set my mind at ease.
i don't mind posting my own fails ( experimentation or maintenance ) or even someone else referencing them, if it saves another from the same fate.
it only takes 2 minutes at most to check the 3 screws and add some loctite to help prevent this.
wish i had of done it, i even own the xtra big bottle of loctite - there's a harley in the shed..
i now realise suzuki doesn't loctite them (my dumb presumption) - I've had my bike since new.
my fault, I still should of checked for loctite, it could have been a lot worse i guess, if i didn't spot it until after my next ride.
geez, i sound like an anti drink driving campaign, but if it saves one person some grief..
pics or there's no real impact..
here's one of the wound and one of the slider worn to one side.
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