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Steering Column question

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    So, I was looking around my bike, trying to find good spots for a GoPro to mount.
    I came across a the bottom end of the steering column:

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    I reached in to see if there was enough room around it & felt it was loose.
    I tried to tighten it, but it just kept spinning. I thought to myself "Self, this ain't good."

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    I pulled it a bit & it moved. I thought to myself "Self, this *really* ain't good."

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    I pulled it some more & it came out. I thought to myself "WTF???"

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    It seems to be held in by leaning on the rubber brake hose.

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    Anyone got any idea what it is & how it's supposed to be attached?
     
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    Front stand adaptor...been left in by mistake (?)
     
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    Yeah looks like a front stand adapter to me.
     
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    That is good news. Thanks guys, I never looked there before, so wasn't sure what was supposed to be or not be there.

    That means it did the Snowy trip with it in place.
     
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    Yeah, you'd be surprised how long they'd stay in. The adapter for my Monster is tight as in the bottom of the steering stem & it'd probably hang in there about as well as that one has!

    Now to find the rest of the front end stand :D.
     
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    Probably at the shop where I got my new tyres.
     
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    Possibly, though it's conceivable it's even older than that - sometimes it's quicker to do under fork lifting to whip out the front wheel.
     
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    It doesn't have corrosion matching ur steering head spindle, looking at the photos, so maybe hasn't been in all that long...it's a fair bet the tyre shop's been stumped looking for theirs ;)
     
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    Good find, lucky it didn't fall out as it would do some dame to something it hit behind you.
     
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