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Newbie here - I was replacing the battery in my 2013 LX50 and accidentally dropped a nut down the hole indicated in the image. Is this going to be an issue? Where does that hole lead? I can get another nut no problem but don't want to cause problems down the line.
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Whoops.

I'd say it'll be fine. Probably sat on top of the fuel tank and will fall off once you get moving. Someone might get a nut shaped stone chip if it flings off the back wheel.

You could shake/tilt the bike form side to side (depending on how confident you are with its weight).

Just pull the battery out to make sure it's not anywhere in that compartment just in case (there are various wires/connectors in there - they should all be snug and away from the bottom, but you never know depending on who's worked on it before).
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After taking a closer look when I wasn't in a rush, I realized - of course - that the hole is for the seat latch. I jiggled the scooter side to side, and rolled it forward and back, and the nut has not fallen out. I'm going to pick up another nut today so I can connect the battery properly (of course, none of the nuts I have already fit ) and just hope that the nut doesn't cause trouble.
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If it bothers you, try running a magnetic pick up tool down there and go fishing. Razz emoticon
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Maybe take the tail light off .I believe the battery nut is brass.
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I would not worry about it...it won't hurt anything back there.
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Leave it alone it will fall out
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Thanks all for your reassurance that it would be fine. I was fixated on it though and wanted to try getting it out! Bought a cheap magnetic pick up tool and fished the nut out easily (thanks Tierney!).

Also bought a couple more nuts as backup, and in the process, learned that they are in metric which is why none of the ones I already had would fit.

All in all a good learning experience - one of many to come, I am sure!
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Those pick up tools are indispensable to own. Congrats, keep that tool handy, you will use it more than you think (unfortunately). Razz emoticon
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I'm so very sorry. I dropped a nut down that hole once.. my life has never been the same.

*sigh*...

Good luck.
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