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When I first got my bike a friend that also had a Triumph pointed out that mine still had blue dots...

So...I spent about two hours one afternoon with a tooth brush and some hot soapy water cleaning them off...I went over the whole bike with a fine tooth comb...checking the bike from all angles...down on my back and on hands and knees...

Do these blue dots regenerate?...because to this day Im still finding them...
 

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Am I blue?

Watch those dots carefully, some are blue, some white and some yellow.
If you have the blue dots, under NO circumstances remove them!
The yellow and white can be safely removed but the blue dots must remain. They are critical for correct operation of the bikes mechanical systems. Removal of the blue dots can cause the following things:
Impotence
Marital problems
Income tax audits
Questions about the bikes British origins
Harley drivers will ask you "Hey, where's the blue dots?"
Hair loss
Your dog may bite you
Your stocks will take a sudden plunge regardless of the market trends
Your mistress will spurn you
Fellow rat members will not recognize you
If you have removed them as you said, you can easily replace them by super glueing them back on. As an alternate, you can safely substitute mayonnaise, just dab a bit on with a q tip.
Removing the dots DOES NOT qualify as a "mod"
Always consult your Haynes manual before doing things like that.
 

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Always consult your Haynes manual before doing things like that.
...and it should list the number and location of each one of those friggen dots!:D
 

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Paint markers?

Blue dots?

Are you speaking of the torque markers the factory puts on?

If so, they're put there for a reason, so that if a bolt becomes loose the paint marks will no longer line up.

Odd that you would wash a pretty important thing off your bike right away instead of waiting until the break in period is over.

I dearly hope you check your bolts regularly. :)

Cheers,

--Kory
 

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It must be providence that this blue dot thread appeared. it seems that ever since my beloved black Bonnie went to Bonnie Heaven, and I have been parking the Sportster in the same spot, blue spots have been appearing sporadically:eek: Will this condition correct it's self once I put a Triumph is this spot :confused:
 

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Blue dots?

Are you speaking of the torque markers the factory puts on?

If so, they're put there for a reason, so that if a bolt becomes loose the paint marks will no longer line up.

Odd that you would wash a pretty important thing off your bike right away instead of waiting until the break in period is over.

I dearly hope you check your bolts regularly. :)

Cheers,

--Kory
Amazing how some people post tech items that have no bearing in fact.

The paint dots are indicative of various inspections being performed and passed during the assembly process.

Ludicrous to equate them with a torque stripe.

I dearly hope you learn a bit more about the tech side of things. :)
 

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Are you speaking of the torque markers the factory puts on?

Odd that you would wash a pretty important thing off your bike right away.
What are you torquing about...:D
 
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