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    found two spokes completely unthreaded in my rear wheel
    on: Sep 03, 2018, 06.00 pm
    Sep 03, 2018, 06.00 pm
    I'll put up a photo later.   rolling it out of my garage for a ride yesterday morning i was hearing a strange "ding, ding, ding" noise as I'm rolling out.   I kneal down and feel around the spokes on the rear wheel and found 2 where the nuts completely backed out.   The dinging noise was the spoke bouncing against a neighboring spoke as the wheel rolled and gravity affected it.  luckily, the completel loose nuts where captured under the brake rotor, so they didn't fall out on the ground.   

    My question for this forum is:   Should I notify Honda about it?   My bike is a 2016 model that I bought in May of 2017, so after 15 months, it's out of warranty.   If it is not covered, I'm going to take it off and put the nuts back on with some locktite, check that it's straight, check the rest of them and put it back on the bike.     But, if I were Honda, and two nuts came loose after 15 months and 13,000 miles, I'd want that part back to analyse.   

    Michael
    History of bikes: '80 XL185s, '87 Ninja 250, '89 EX500, '91 ZX6, '84 KZ700a, '86 Ninja 1000R, '98 VFR800, '93 CBR600F2, '00 CBR929rr, '98 VFR800 (2nd VFR), '88 VTR250, '97 YZF1000 Thunderace, '05 GSXR600 (current), '00 YZ425F Sumo, '03 Tuono 1000r, '03 YZ450F Sumo, '03 VFR800 ABS (3rd VFR), '06 KTM Superduke, '01 VFR800 (4th VFR current), '12 Aprilia Tuono V4 (current), '89 Hawk GT, '93 CBR900RR (current), 1999 TT-R 250, 2014 CBR1000RR SP, 2007 KTM 450EXC (current), 2016 VFR1200X (5th VFRcurrent

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    Re: found two spokes completely unthreaded in my rear wheel
    Reply #1 on: Sep 03, 2018, 06.05 pm
    Sep 03, 2018, 06.05 pm
    Do you do any off road rideing

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    Re: found two spokes completely unthreaded in my rear wheel
    Reply #2 on: Sep 03, 2018, 07.16 pm
    Sep 03, 2018, 07.16 pm
    Please keep us informed. I also have a 2016 and sure hope my spokes aren't loose.

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    Re: found two spokes completely unthreaded in my rear wheel
    Reply #3 on: Sep 03, 2018, 08.44 pm
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    It's a three year warranty in the U.K., isn't the same over there?

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    Re: found two spokes completely unthreaded in my rear wheel
    Reply #4 on: Sep 03, 2018, 08.59 pm
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    Single year in NA. Doesn't seem right that Honda does that.  :232:

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    Re: found two spokes completely unthreaded in my rear wheel
    Reply #5 on: Sep 03, 2018, 09.05 pm
    Sep 03, 2018, 09.05 pm
    Photo Updates:

    visual sign something is not right... three spokes touching. 



    missing a connection here.



    holding up the spoke it appears the threads are still there



    The other spoke about 150 degrees away from the first one shown:



    this bounces back and forth between the two neighboring spokes making the dinging noise:



    Oh, and I put the wrong mileage...  getting old.


    History of bikes: '80 XL185s, '87 Ninja 250, '89 EX500, '91 ZX6, '84 KZ700a, '86 Ninja 1000R, '98 VFR800, '93 CBR600F2, '00 CBR929rr, '98 VFR800 (2nd VFR), '88 VTR250, '97 YZF1000 Thunderace, '05 GSXR600 (current), '00 YZ425F Sumo, '03 Tuono 1000r, '03 YZ450F Sumo, '03 VFR800 ABS (3rd VFR), '06 KTM Superduke, '01 VFR800 (4th VFR current), '12 Aprilia Tuono V4 (current), '89 Hawk GT, '93 CBR900RR (current), 1999 TT-R 250, 2014 CBR1000RR SP, 2007 KTM 450EXC (current), 2016 VFR1200X (5th VFRcurrent

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    Re: found two spokes completely unthreaded in my rear wheel
    Reply #6 on: Sep 03, 2018, 09.18 pm
    Sep 03, 2018, 09.18 pm
    *Originally Posted by biker1300 [+]
    Do you do any off road rideing

    I've ridden a few gravel roads, but I wouldn't classify anything i've done as "Off Road". 

    History of bikes: '80 XL185s, '87 Ninja 250, '89 EX500, '91 ZX6, '84 KZ700a, '86 Ninja 1000R, '98 VFR800, '93 CBR600F2, '00 CBR929rr, '98 VFR800 (2nd VFR), '88 VTR250, '97 YZF1000 Thunderace, '05 GSXR600 (current), '00 YZ425F Sumo, '03 Tuono 1000r, '03 YZ450F Sumo, '03 VFR800 ABS (3rd VFR), '06 KTM Superduke, '01 VFR800 (4th VFR current), '12 Aprilia Tuono V4 (current), '89 Hawk GT, '93 CBR900RR (current), 1999 TT-R 250, 2014 CBR1000RR SP, 2007 KTM 450EXC (current), 2016 VFR1200X (5th VFRcurrent

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    Re: found two spokes completely unthreaded in my rear wheel
    Reply #7 on: Sep 05, 2018, 04.47 pm
    Sep 05, 2018, 04.47 pm
    Bus, I think you should notify HONDA, it is a hidden defect and they should take care of its repair. It is not a break but a bad assembly.

    In Spain there is a two year warranty.

     



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