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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 12:22 pm Thread Starter
 
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Which bolts loosen up on the rack?

I know there's been talk in the past about K12GT rack bolts loosening up and the need to put locktite on them, but I couldn't find an exact description of which bolts actually loosen up. I'm putting a bmw "claw" type mount on the rack and want to make sure I don't lose it!

So I took some pictures and put lines and numbers to all of the bolts I could find holding the rack on. Anyone help by identifiying which are the problematic ones? thanks!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 1:36 pm
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The ones you have labeled 1 and 2 are the ones which loosened up on mine. After I tightened them, they never loosened up again. I suspected they were not tightened up enough when the rack was installed.
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I put purple Loctite on the visible rack screws (1 & 2) and was done with them.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 1:58 pm
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I had #4 loosen on my rack.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 2:39 pm
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+1 on Loctite 1 & 2. I lost a #2.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 3:52 pm
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I don't believe they effect the sturdiness of the rack itself. They help to support the sidebag brackets.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 2007, 5:34 pm
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#1 & #2 for me also Jim. I was quite surprised to see how far they had backed out before I caught them.

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