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Broken Bolt? If Not, DaFuq is that?
2005 600rr -
Alright so here's my dilemma:
This is my first off season with my bike so I'm taking the winter to do all of the "necessary" maintenance to make sure everything has been done and is in good shape for the spring (New air filter, clean / inspect /tension chain, fuel filter, spark plugs, etc.)
Tonight, I was going to move the radiator out of the way in order to access the spark plugs. I performed all of the necessary steps per my Clymer manual, but noticed that it was hung up on something. Upon further investigation, it appears as though there is a broken off bolt in the left side (as you sit on the bike) upper mount on the top of the radiator. The strange thing is that the Clymer manual only stated that there was ONE bolt on the RIGHT side on the top of the radiator, which there was, but there is also something most definitely in the left side as well, where there is an identical mounting point... Even if you check online for oem parts diagrams, they only illustrate ONE bolt on the RIGHT side, not on the left.
So. If it is a broken bolt, suggestions on how to remove said bolt? I've removed lower, side, and front fairings along with the side intake tubes, so the area of concern is very accessible. Thoughts?
If it is not a broken bolt, what the sh*t is it?
I've attached some pictures to help in visualizing...
Thanks much for your help.