I'm wondering if anyone has the same problem I've encountered. While removing the mesh grill on the right side of my seat (where the diag wires are) I noticed that the top screw was turning and turning and turning...turns out that the "blind threaded insert" was completely detached from the rear sub-frame and was just spinning around in the aluminum! (has anyone else come across one of these that was loose?)
I was able to put some side force on the allen and managed to crack the bolt free and get the screw out (makes you wonder why the shop didn't let me know this was stripped when THEY had to get to the diag wires!!!)
Well the monkey within took over and I stupidly tried to pull out the threaded insert...turns out that this a very poor judgement and as I've read elsewhere on this forum...I "should have stopped and had a beer"...but instead I forged ahead with no plan of action and managed to slightly damage the rear subframe as the insert got about halfway out...when it started to rip through the aluminum!!! CRAP!!!
I've managed to hammer the damn thing back down (needless to say i'm PISSED about f'ing up my brand new bike like this!!! GRRRRRR...)...may end up replacing the rear subframe if it continues to bug me $$$...
Anyone know the deal with these inserts?...are they "user" serviceable in the event one comes loose...or it's threads get stripped?