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  • Offline GADGET

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    CHECK YOUR NUTS!
    on: Sep 15, 2017, 07.07 pm
    Sep 15, 2017, 07.07 pm
    Was touring up in Scotland last week (NC500)  I arrived in Ayr, got off my bike and it took a few moments, thinking "something looks different" before I realised that my Honda original fitment top box (Highlander) was missing, along with the top box mounting plate. Unlucky/lucky for me I had my iPhone in the top box and was able to track its location, originally by the road side, on my route in, 5 miles back, but by the time I got there, moving towards Glasgow on the M8. Cutting the tale short, I tracked my phone to an address 80 miles miles away and recovered it, together with my damaged top box. The top box mounting plate was still attached and the 4 mounting bolts, but not the nuts, which had obviously come undone, whilst riding it.

    So I suggest you all check the tightness off the four nuts, I presume they are not nylock type and there was certainly no sign of any thread lock on the bolts.

    Has this happened to anyone else?

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    Re: CHECK YOUR NUTS!
    Reply #1 on: Sep 15, 2017, 08.02 pm
    Sep 15, 2017, 08.02 pm
    Funny enough or not whichever way you look at it, I got back from Italy last year with the bike only six weeks old and having just had its first check over and upon cleaning spotted one of the front wheel spindle bolts missing and the other three loose. No torque paint marks on any of the bolts. Needless to say the rest of the weekend was spent with my torque wrenches.

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    Re: CHECK YOUR NUTS!
    Reply #2 on: Sep 16, 2017, 05.39 am
    Sep 16, 2017, 05.39 am
    Am lying in bed reading your post, will do that immediately !

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    Re: CHECK YOUR NUTS!
    Reply #3 on: Sep 16, 2017, 06.48 am
    Sep 16, 2017, 06.48 am
    *Originally Posted by battle_bulge [+]
    Am lying in bed reading your post, will do that immediately !

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    Re: CHECK YOUR NUTS!
    Reply #4 on: Sep 16, 2017, 11.30 am
    Sep 16, 2017, 11.30 am
    I lost my screen a while ago (separate post) and very nearly lost my hugger recently.

    To avoid this problem in future, I give things that are attached to my nuts a good wiggle every day.   :156:
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    Re: CHECK YOUR NUTS!
    Reply #5 on: Nov 21, 2017, 09.00 pm
    Nov 21, 2017, 09.00 pm
    After reading this post I did check my nuts and like you something was a mis. My nuts were a little loose too. I took them out put on some Loctite them. Screwed them back in tight and oh they feel soooooo much better.

    Thanks for the loose nut story. I think we should all check for loose nuts.  :001:
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    Re: CHECK YOUR NUTS!
    Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2017, 09.11 pm
    Nov 21, 2017, 09.11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Grabcon [+]
    After reading this post I did check my nuts and like you something was a mis. My nuts were a little loose too. I took them out put on some Loctite them. Screwed them back in tight and oh they feel soooooo much better.

    Thanks for the loose nut story. I think we should all check for loose nuts.  :001:


    Sounding like a KTM forum with mention of loctite   :164:

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