empty bolt holes

7 replies to this topic
  • iceee187

Posted September 30, 2010 - 08:09 AM


i Own a 06 450f, my question is there are 4 holes two on each side in the frame right behind the front wheel I believe these are there for some sort of full skidplate(one that covers everything) as I have a glid plate(only covers half). They are right on top of each other. Within a couple cm's. do i have to plug them up when I wash my bike? Is the frame hollow where does that water go? Or is it blocked somewhere right under the holes? Anyone Know what Im talking about?

  • grayracer513

Posted September 30, 2010 - 08:44 AM


My '06 has no such hole(s) in the frame at that point. '07+ WR frames have two raised bosses on the front of the frame for a full skid plate, but not like those you describe.

Almost all tubing or other hollow frame components have a vent hole at some low point to relieve pressure and vent moisture during and after the welding process.

  • iceee187

Posted September 30, 2010 - 09:13 AM


http://bikepics.com/pictures/2071041/ here is a picture of where the holes are at. They are on the inside of the frame not facing out.

  • mped220

Posted September 30, 2010 - 09:33 AM


Just checked on my bros 06 and he has no such holes maybe te previous owner put them there to mount something

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  • iceee187

Posted September 30, 2010 - 09:36 AM


I will get the actual photo's when I get home. I'm getting a little worried here.

  • iceee187

Posted September 30, 2010 - 03:57 PM


http://www.bikepics....ctures/2071190/ alright here they are i geuss there are six 3 on each side

  • grayracer513

Posted September 30, 2010 - 05:25 PM


The upper and lower ones are the inboard end of the motor mount holes. The other is a jigging hole to the best of my knowledge. All three are drilled through a solid casting and don't lead anywhere. You're worried about nothing.

  • iceee187

Posted September 30, 2010 - 05:27 PM


Thank u.

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