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    Safety First?

    Are the TW200 Assemblers at the Yamaha Factory not allowed to have wire cutters to cut the 12" tails off the 487 zip ties they used for the wiring harness on the bike?

    Maybe they were experiencing too many amputations?

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    None on mine, it's old though... Perhaps your was`made on a Monday morning or Friday afternoon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbm View Post
    None on mine, it's old though... Perhaps your was`made on a Monday morning or Friday afternoon...
    Hmmm ... I hope not, but that may explain the annoying suspension squeak that I cannot locate.

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    I have found the same situation on a Yamaha Bolt, Yamaha XT250, 2016 Moto Guzzi V7II, 2012 Triumph Bonneville, etc...even under the hood and undercarriage on 4 wheel vehicles.
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    Rear shock needs grease.
    Quote Originally Posted by PowerMax View Post
    Hmmm ... I hope not, but that may explain the annoying suspension squeak that I cannot locate.

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    This is what I thought of when I read the title. Oops, you were talking about safety in the workplace, not by the fireplace.


    Like littletommy mentioned, I had to squirt (haha I used the word squirt) some WD-40 type stuff on the shock bolt/pin points occasionally to get rid of the suspension squeak. Swingarm certs too!
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    They might not cut the tails off because if cut, it leaves a sharp end. Might be that they leave them more for our safety, not theirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Like littletommy mentioned, I had to squirt (haha I used the word squirt) some WD-40 type stuff on the shock bolt/pin points occasionally to get rid of the suspension squeak. Swingarm certs too!
    I did that, and it still did not go away. Next step is to pull the upper and lower shock bolts and actually grease them.

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    I doubt Yamaha had anything to do with the zip ties on your bike. I suspect a prior owner is the blame there if the bike was bought used.

    Yamaha uses ties that look like this all over the bike. They are generally not in lengths that are too long for the application, have short tails with a holder and are reusable until they get brittle from old age.
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    What he said ^^

    Which rather begs the question - why ?
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