***Please check these bolts---'locked' steering speed
Please take a look at the front fairing support bolts on the neck of the frame. I was riding the bike to work, noticed my windscreen start to shake, looked down an noticed one of the two bolts was gone. I was on the freeway, so I thought I would just slow down and hold onto it. I went to make a U-Turn and the bike went in a nearly straight line. The second castle nut had come off and fell between the tab on the frame and the center of the tree---I was not able to turn the bike to the left.
I know someone on a 14 forum had mentioned these bolts before, but I blew it off. I run thru 4 round-a-bouts and 3 long circular on-ramps every day. Luckily, I was doing a short u-turn when this happened and not a higher speed on-ramp. My steering was definitely impeded enough to cause a wipe on the long sweeping ramps.
Swapped out the lost bolt and loctite on both of them. I also wound up with several of the small fairing screws that worked their way almost all the way out due to the shaking.
I'm 'that guy' that didn't take the advice of other members & didn't pull over to inspect my bike once I noticed a problem.