• I've received emails and PM's asking me about "Group Buys" and promotions.

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2017 Axys


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Dec 23, 2007
I've never had a primary bolt break, but have had the clutch sheaves crack and break. Your situation sounds like the bolt was never tightened to spec and broke because it was loose. Buy a new one and get going. Things like this are not even worth taking to the dealer. The only exception to what I just commented on is potential crank damage. But at 70 miles it seems unlikely.


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Feb 1, 2010
Must have been a mess. Gotta believe the pan, panel, and clutch guard are not like new, either. Sounded like both the primary and secondary are trashed, and both should get replaced by the dealer, either poo's warranty or theirs, for poor PDI. Hopefully the stub on the crank is ok, and the broken bolt came out easily, and the leader is taking care of you. Where did the bolt break off, at the stub end?

Likely a non-torqued bolt, or maybe not re-torqued after spinning/stopping the track. Unless it's a defect. Have seen the fixed half break, but don't recall hearing of any bolts breaking in the last decade.
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