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Now that I'm done getting sidetracked and editorializing about the tranny (X-Ray's post re; Nightmare Daytona 2005), the reason I came to this board tonight!....

A good friend had mentioned him hearing about vibration issues, parts coming loose and hairy problems. I personally had no problems other than the original skidplate falling off on my '01 bigblock taking the tranny cooler with it years ago, the radiator push into the cooling fan, handlebars came loose once, and damn, an axle nut as a result of a sheared cotter pin. Then there was that time the fuseblock came loose, the wire harness to the rear light fixture fell onto the top of the rear tire and was eaten, and two tank bolts were missing. Other than that, hadn't noticed a thing.

Seriously now and to arrest or confirm his concerns, have there been any vibration issues here or the other boards I've missed?

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I have had some loose nuts/bolts but not a huge deal. The worse instance in my case was swingarm bolt (left side) loosened (I'll be keeping closer eye from now on). Everything else was little/minor stuff. I have always been a "torque freak" (must be the A&P in me) now you can add lock tight too :)

The bike has additude ... you have to keep a close eye on "things" and worth the extra time in my opinion. Heck the Harley has more loose parts then the Boss ... they aren't Honda's ... you can hear them running! :shock: :D :shock: :D :shock: :D

Tell your buddy to go for it! If he is a friend of yours I don't think he will regret it!

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I had just picked the bike up from having a Maryland inspection and headed off to the DMV in the rain. As I approached an intersection, I heard something smacking around on the rear of the bike and when I looked down I noticed it was the rear brake caliper hitting the ground and jumping back up and smacking the swingarm. Thank God for front brakes and me not overreacting! Come to find out, the "kid" that inspected my bike had stripped out the threads on the plate that holds the caliper on.
 

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The only failure I can attribute to vibration was the cracking of both the aluminum upper motor mounts which were real pieces of crap on the 2000 model. Been fine since changing to steel.
The swingarm bolt on the left came loose (didn't fall off) when I first got the bike but since the keepers were installed...no problem...Joe
 

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The only failure I can attribute to vibration was the cracking of both the aluminum upper motor mounts which were real pieces of crap on the 2000 model. Been fine since changing to steel.
The swingarm bolt on the left came loose (didn't fall off) when I first got the bike but since the keepers were installed...no problem...Joe
Joe

I attribute my loose swingarm bolts to "dealer error" ... I've had a few problems that all stemmed back to the dealer. Once I found the problem(s) and fixed them ... no more problems. When I say dealer error I am referring to the idea that I don't believe my selling dealer knows anything about a Boss Hoss and I don't believe the bike was properly "gone through" before putting it together and sold. Example ... The side license/brake has three wires - one ground - one brake - one running ... long story short is I rode around with NOTHING for a week when a buddy said "boy your brake light is hard to see" ... good reason is was so hard, there was no brake light. The wiring was all screwed up! :cry: Hummm qualified, not in my opinion!

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I had my headlight bolts both shear off. The headlight fell onto the front fender just as I was entering a parking lot. Held on with the wiring and did not even scratch the paint. One tank bolt vibrated loose a couple of times and finally fell out. And that,s it.
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Two sets of motor mounts. First set were the alu. ones. Belt guard from vibration of bad rear tire. my car tire was scalloped. Nothing a little smoke show couldn't help to reshape. Rear luggage rack bracket. I am not sure if it was the 2 NOS bottles or the 30 lbs of tools I always carry with me in my luggage rack bag. And lastly all my teeth on one of my drive belt after a 200 mile lunch run to meet up with V-Man.
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