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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-23-2015, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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I found a tuner who did an amazing job tuning my bike. He installed the PCV. Mikey Cohen came highly recommended by Bassani and he did not dissapointed.
The bad news is I noticed a bolt was missing from my pulley when I arrived. Turned out that at least one other bolt was loose as well and partially stripped. He bolted it in best he could and told me to get it back ASAP to rethread the wheel and put in different bolts.
We both thought I could get it home and bring it back. Besides, I needed to replace the rear tire. ( I already had some tires in my garage I could put on so I would bring those when I brought the bike back.)
Well, when I got home this is what I found: from what I can tell I lost the other bolt. (I looks like the hole is stripped), the swing arm is broken, there is dent in the pulley, the retaing clip for the axle is bent.

I think my best scenario is to replace the wheel, tire, pulley and swing arm. Parts alone will range from $2100 to $2700 depending on who I get them from. I can't imagine what labor will cost.
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I found a tuner who did an amazing job tuning my bike. He installed the PCV. Mikey Cohen came highly recommended by Bassani and he did not dissapointed.
The bad news is I noticed a bolt was missing from my pulley when I arrived. Turned out that at least one other bolt was loose as well and partially stripped. He bolted it in best he could and told me to get it back ASAP to rethread the wheel and put in different bolts.
We both thought I could get it home and bring it back. Besides, I needed to replace the rear tire. ( I already had some tires in my garage I could put on so I would bring those when I brought the bike back.)
Well, when I got home this is what I found: from what I can tell I lost the other bolt. (I looks like the hole is stripped), the swing arm is broken, there is dent in the pulley, the retaing clip for the axle is bent.

I think my best scenario is to replace the wheel, tire, pulley and swing arm. Parts alone will range from $2100 to $2700 depending on who I get them from. I can't imagine what labor will cost.
GEEZE!...Wonder it got you home at all!
So I take it the pulleys come loose, twisted sideways and smashed the back of the swingarm.
Surely you wouldve felt it all let go if thats how it happened.
Anyone had the pulley off before?

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I seen a swingarm on EBay awhile ago... How in Fuk did that even happen?
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I seen a swingarm on EBay awhile ago... How in Fuk did that even happen?
Not sure. My guess is the bolt worked its way out the stress pulled the second the wobble from the pulley broke the swing arm.
I'm glad I got home and I'm glad that apparently this isn't common.

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GEEZE!...Wonder it got you home at all!
So I take it the pulleys come loose, twisted sideways and smashed the back of the swingarm.
Surely you wouldve felt it all let go if thats how it happened.
Anyone had the pulley off before?
Didn't feel a thing. Pipes are loud so I didn't hear anything either.

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Holy Crap ! Sorry to see this happen to you ... I would contact my insurance company and see if they can help . Your damn lucky you didn't lose your rear wheel .... It could have cost you a lot more ...

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Check some of the OEM parts suppliers online - and EBay.

Wow.

I'm going to put a wrench on mine right now - just to check !

Thanks for the posting.

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I would start with the dealership. Mind did the same thing on the highway. one bolt broke all together. the other ground into the swingarm a good 1/2". Dealer put in a claim to Vic. They replaced the pulley,hub and swingarm at no cost to me as they should.

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I would start with the dealership. Mind did the same thing on the highway. one bolt broke all together. the other ground into the swingarm a good 1/2". Dealer put in a claim to Vic. They replaced the pulley,hub and swingarm at no cost to me as they should.
Was your bike still under warranty?

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Has there been any work done to your bike recently ? I just don't see how a bolt that is torqued to 70 ft lbs (x5 bolts) backs out ? My guess is someone stripped them working on the pulley .

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