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Old 11-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #383
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Oddometer: 59
thumb nut solution

Originally Posted by crossplane View Post
That's the same problem I'm having. The nuts that hold the windscreen on vibrate themselves loose very quickly.

I thought about using a spring washer or even an o-ring as you suggested to provide some sort of force against it, hopefully tensioning the nut so that it will not just vibrate loose.

Either that or I'll just have to replace them with nylock nuts and be done with it, and just use a tool to adjust my windscreen. I really didn't want to do that but if it's what I have to do to stop it from undoing itself, so be it...
I had my D3 partially come off at highway speed once. Called for replacement thumb nuts and was told to carefully squeeze the replacement nuts, AFTER removing , with pliers to very slightly alter them. Worked great, no more problems. I lost a caribou side case (had hit a boulder earlier) this summer in a downpour, cage driver had to tell me it was "back there" LOL
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