...so check out the picture below. Do you notice anything? If not, read on below the pic:
I took that pic to update my wallpaper because I installed the bar end mirrors this last weekend. If I wouldn't have taken it, I never would've noticed the two 5mm hex bolts missing from the left engine case (it's now a part of my morning walk around the bike that I do when it's warming up). I posted this pic in a Z1 forum and one guy said that he lost one bolt after only 300 miles! I just broke 2,300 miles on Monday when I took the pic.
I showed the parts guy at the shop that I bought the bike from and he was embarrassed and apologized that they didn't notice the loose/missing bolts especially when I took the bike in a month earlier to have them look for the cause of a rattle during acceleration when I had them install the SS brake lines for me. $80 for an hour's worth of work and they couldn't find anything--but in their defense, the bolts might've still been in the engine case at-that-time. I'll have to look at other pics from that time period (not that it matters to me at this point). They gave me two new bolts for free though!
I checked the remaining three bolts and two were loose--but were no where near falling off. Only one bolt was tight! Strangely enough though, the bolts on the right case were all fine.
Okay, run to the garage now and check your bike!