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Old 07-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #412
Eddy Alvarez
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Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Chester,VA
Oddometer: 2,280
Originally Posted by Lager Meister View Post
I just installed my Desierto 3 a few weeks ago and mine is still using the old bolts and knobs.. WTF?
Are you going off road? They guy that owned my GS before me did 6000 street miles with no problems at all. I did 8 hours off road the first weekend I had it and three of the four bolts vibrated out. I happened to look down while on a rough gravel road and saw that the $800+ windsheild was barely hanging on! I secured it with zip ties, called TT (great customer service), and they sent me replacements for free but I have since replace the stock pieces with locking nuts from Lowes. I do need to keep a couple of wrenches with me to make adjustments but so far no issues after many miles on rough/washboard fireroads.
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