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    When you get your bike home from the dealer, undo the headlight mount bolts and locktite them back in. Of the six I know who have 800GS'S, they have all come undone when riding rough terrain.

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    I've heard this too... though honestly... I'd be going over every bolt that isn't removed often for maintenance and locktite'n them... just to be safe...

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    Of the six I know who have 800GS'S, they have all come undone when riding rough terrain.
    Count me in as #7. Had to stop in the dark in Death Valley and fix them to continue on.

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    That makes me #8.

    All in 180 miles offroad. (I had checked them all within about 200 highway miles.)

    The dealer nearest to me didnt have any in stock (and believe it or not, they only cost $1.78 each...must be bmw's cheapest part), so I did the hardware store fix.

    There are drawbacks to skipping the weird rubber grommets...I tightened everything down harder (on the road, don't have a torque wrench on me, so I can't be quantitative) because I didn't want it to happen again...and now I have cracked the windscreen around the leftmost side, currently (and probably always) being reinforced with duct tape.

    I didn't have TT's windscreen attachment on during the 180 miles offroad when I lost the screws, but I think I did when I cracked the windscreen. The extra weight definitely puts more leverage and torque on the screwheads.

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    I removed the stock bolts and replaced them with hex head bolts so I do not have to remove the wind shield to check/tighten/ or adjust the lights.k A end wrench will fit in the space.
    I also used loctight. Blue.
    Riding for the SON 

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    Old thread, but I'm on the side of the road attaching my headlight with rock straps right now and seeing if I can order a part to arrive for next week. Argh. Just came off road as well.

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