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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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New 900 with a concerned question

Just got a 2012 SE VN900 and love it. I've been a sport bike guy and finally decided to get a cruiser too.


After a good post-ride wipe down I noticed my right front fork holding the wheel bearing had a hole without any type of pin or lock in it on the end. Am I missing something or is there not supposed to be anything in that hole? Nothing like my Ninja and has me concerned that it's unsafe without anything in it. Any help is appreciated
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New 900 with a concerned question

Mine is the same. Hole with no pin. Your fine


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Mine is the same too. Unless there's a little pin goblin eating our pins I think that's the way it's supposed to be!

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I am not sure, but I think that hole is so you can hook it with a tool to pull it out when you are removing the front wheel.

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Just got a 2012 SE VN900 and love it. I've been a sport bike guy and finally decided to get a cruiser too.
What everybody else said.

That's a great looking bike. I saw that paint scheme in person for the first time today and thought it looked a lot better than it does in pictures.
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Re: New 900 with a concerned question

That hole is also there to help you torque down the axle nut.
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I asked the same q when I had my VN750. Just an aid for loosening / torqueing down the nut on the other end.
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That hole is there for torquing & removing the axle nut. You slide the largest phillips screw driver that fits thru the hole and you have a handle to stop the axle from turning as you tighten or loosen the axle nut. The question surprises me though. I've never owned a bike that didn't use that setup. Is it really than uncommon now?
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Great! Thanks so much guys!
Planning on having my passenger back rest powder coated black to match the bike.
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What everybody else said.

That's a great looking bike. I saw that paint scheme in person for the first time today and thought it looked a lot better than it does in pictures.
I have the same year and was cleaning it up today and had the exact same thought. It's a really great looking bike and pictures just don't do it justice.
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