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Went out into the garage to pull the '16 FJR1300A out and found this laying on the floor where it had been parked. Any ideas about what is about to fall off of my bike? It's about 14mm long x 8 mm high x 8.5mm wide.
Household hardware Gas Fluid Cable Nickel
 

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As stated, It's a battery post nut that probably fell into the fairing when the battery was changed or serviced, and has finally revealed itself
 

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As stated, It's a battery post nut that probably fell into the fairing when the battery was changed or serviced, and has finally revealed itself
Well, that is hopeful...maybe the 10mm socket will show up some day too.
 

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Sooooo.... as I have read elsewhere... how many 10mm sockets have we all owned?
 

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Sooooo.... as I have read elsewhere... how many 10mm sockets have we all owned?
I bought myself and each of the kids a set of these for Xmas a couple years ago. It was kind of a joke at the time but they really do come in handy.


Autozone has their own version
 

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Sooooo.... as I have read elsewhere... how many 10mm sockets have we all owned?
…and still have. In a fender well or other prison doesn’t count as have ;)
 

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As stated, It's a battery post nut that probably fell into the fairing when the battery was changed or serviced, and has finally revealed itself
Not the first time something like that has happened. A few years back. I dropped a chassis screw into the black hole known as the engine well. Couldn't find it. Ordered a replacement. A year later, after running all over the country, one day I went out to the garage to work on the bike, and . . .
 

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Not the first time something like that has happened. A few years back. I dropped a chassis screw into the black hole known as the engine well. Couldn't find it. Ordered a replacement. A year later, after running all over the country, one day I went out to the garage to work on the bike, and . . .
I once dropped a little cylinder-shaped battery terminal spacer on my old C10 Concours. Found it by accident half a year later. In the airbox...
 

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Those 10mm sockets should be sold in 5 packs. They always seem to be out of them at every store too.
I have seen them out of stock too....... but somehow I don't seem to have a problem, but I do keep a couple extra.... I have a quite old socket set that is in a plastic case, had it for years... each socket has a spot and a quick look tells you if one went AWOL... I always manage to find it.... always leave it on an extension or ratchet, bigger target to look for, lol.
 

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Lately I've been glueing my battery post nut to terminals for easier install and removal.
 

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I just slip a piece of silicone hose under the nut to hold it in place. It helps when there are a couple of ring terminals on top and there is a problem getting the bolt started
 

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I've also used a piece of foam or even a snip off an old foam earplug.
 

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I figure my bikes are like a portal in the multiverse. When I loose something, it falls out into someone else's spacetime continuum and that guy is like you- it just fell out! Things don't get lost, we just trade them back and forth.
Kinda like socks in the dryer: one will go off to the multiverse and the other stays behind...
 
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