Missing bolt - 2010 FLSTC

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Keithhu, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Keithhu

    Keithhu Active Member

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    Any thoughts on this one? I noticed it as I was covering the bike up.

    Stuff Bucket - keithhu's Photos

    I cant imagine it worked itself loose, I certainly didn't take it off. I dont think this comes off as part of the 1K service (meaning the dealer fogot to put it on)- ??
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You'll find that open hole on a lot of bikes. Have no idea what it's used for, there was another post a while back on the same thing.
     
  3. Keithhu

    Keithhu Active Member

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    Ok, thanks. Odd....
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I'd be curious myself what it's used for, maybe a call to the MOCO to find out would be in order?
     
  5. awall

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    I just went out and looked at my 09 and it's the same as yours
     
  6. stoertebecker

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    maybe it is a hole to screw in an eye to transport/secure the bike while transporting. Just a guess.
     
  7. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I can't speak for the MOCO but as a toolmaker sometimes holes are put in as a way to locate a machining process or to provide a hold for a machining process.
     
  8. CatWoman

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    I have a similar hole on the right side of my bike.

    I'm with HDDon on this one - I have always suspected it was due to the machinery when initially it was put together at the factory.

    CatWoman :rider
     
  9. Keithhu

    Keithhu Active Member

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    Could be, but if thats the case, would it be threaded?
     
  10. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Some datum points used for location are threaded some are reamed I can only surmise what this hole is used for. Unless the MOCO will release their maschining steps we will probably never know. The question I have is why don't they put a plug in the hole--- plastic, chrome?