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Old 03-15-2011, 04:09 PM
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I've been trying to figure out what the purpose of these bolts are. My buddy with a 03 600rr asked me about them too. Told him I had no clue why they were there.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:36 PM
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They're longer so you can use a bungee net to hold a bag or backpack to your rear seat.
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:39 PM
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they hold your tail to the subframe. they also are cargo hooks
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:24 PM
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they are there to bang your knee on every so often and **** you off to no end...

thats their main purpose in my case :-D
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:14 PM
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not to hijack your thread BUT the left one of those on my bike is bent down so i cant just unscrew it to take it off? Is there another way to take those things off or am i gonna have to cut it off and replace it?
 
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:51 AM
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Just grab the bolt with some vice grippers unbolt him.

After that, just buy some bolts with the same pitch but shorter. No more knee wrecking when mounting her...
 
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:20 AM
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In my case, they were a HUGE pain in the *** to take off, and yea they hold the tail to the rear subframe. Personally i don't mind them, but i have gotten a few questions about them. Since my new bolt kit came in, i don't think i'll be keeping them around haha.
 
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by nickp123 View Post
not to hijack your thread BUT the left one of those on my bike is bent down so i cant just unscrew it to take it off? Is there another way to take those things off or am i gonna have to cut it off and replace it?
Nick - I got those bolts lying around if you want them. They might be a little rashed up from when I laid my F4i down but they are straight. If you want em they are all yours.
 
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:23 AM
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On mine they came a stock i have never replaced them and they seem to wrok welll as a light and I mean light tie down.
 
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by redzintimidator View Post
they are there to bang your knee on every so often and **** you off to no end...

thats their main purpose in my case :-D
I got tired of that happening after the second time and swapped them with the lower forward bolts...which I guess probably looks just as silly, but at least they no longer hit my knee where they are!
 

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