WARNING: Passenger Floorboard Pivot Pin
My wife and I went for a ride today. At a lunch stop, I happened to notice that the pivot pin for the left-side passenger floorboard was sticking waaaay out, i.e., more out, I think, than in. I took an adjustable wrench (a good one, Knipex, not the kind that rounds off bolt heads) - the closest thing to a hammer I had on the bike - and pounded the pin back in place.
When we got home, I took some pics. Here's what you're looking at:
- The right-side pivot pin has a circlip at the non-head end, and what appears to be red threadlocker (that usually designates the "permanent" kind) on and around it.
- The left-side has neither the circlip nor any red remains. This is hard to see, but if you magnify the pic, you can tell that there is a groove there, but nothing in it. (It also looks somewhat butchered around there; this may be the result of my pounding it back in - I certainly didn't do any other work on it.)
- From a parts fiche, I'm talking about #5 in the diagram.
- #5 is actually two parts per side. What I'm talking about being missing is RING, RETAINING.
(Pretending to order this from Honda East Toledo - which is where these diagrams are from - states that this is part #7710644. I'm not going to really order it via the 'Net, because while the part is $0.92, the shipping cost is another $12.99.)
I think this is a serious problem. I mean, it's not your brakes failing, but it's serious. That floorboard was damnnear ready to fall off, which wouldn't have been fun for either my wife or maybe a car behind us.
In fact, I'm probably going to report this to the NHTSA in a bit.
I believe this is probably a factory-installation item (my bike is about three months old, 3,700 miles on it). Does anyone happen to know for certain whether this is a factory set-up or part of dealer prep?
In any case, I suggest that you folks with passenger boards take a look at your pivot pins, and make sure they're ended with circlips.
2012 XCT (SOLD)
: HeliBars; Centramatics; PC-V; Lloydz air filter; 11" Madstad; Rivco LED mirrors; Doran TPMS; Stebel horn; Motolights; CustomLED trunk flasher; KewlHeel shifter; CycleOps trunk rack; BeadRider seat; Vibranator bar ends; Passenger grab handles; Powerlet outlets; Handlebar RAM mount; RicZ laydown plate; Brukus SaddlebagSecure; 14" flexible antenna; RAM cupholder on trunk; shock Schrader valve relocation.