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    R&G crash bars - check those bolts!
    on: Mar 05, 2014, 01.53 am
    Mar 05, 2014, 01.53 am
    While looking around the bike installing a more permanent CB radio setup, I noticed one of the bolts on the left hand side was missing, as was one on the right!  Both were the bottom bolts.  I torqued them up according to the instructions (I have allen key sockets).  I went out and bought another set of bolts so they all match, and this time put on a spring washer and used some thread locker. Then nipped them up by hand with a ring spanner agaist the spring washer until the bolts seated nicely.

    So I would advise checking the bolts after riding a while, as perhaps they just needed a follow up torquing.  I think I have ridden 5000kms or so since installing them, some of that over some rough gravel and bitumen roads.

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    Re: R&G crash bars - check those bolts!
    Reply #1 on: Mar 05, 2014, 02.26 am
    Mar 05, 2014, 02.26 am
    Thanks for the heads up.  I am about to put mine on soon.  Do you recomend uaing different bolts or just a sprong washer?
    It may not be legal but I have a Dr's note!

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    Re: R&G crash bars - check those bolts!
    Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2014, 02.34 am
    Mar 05, 2014, 02.34 am
    Original bolts are fine, just a spring washer and loctite. I could not match the original allen head bolts so put four matching ones on.  Checking the tension a few weeks after the install and riding may be advisable, and I should have checked that looking back, as anyhting new needs to be checked not long after.

    *Originally Posted by kurtmartin1027 [+]
    Thanks for the heads up.  I am about to put mine on soon.  Do you recomend uaing different bolts or just a sprong washer?

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    Re: R&G crash bars - check those bolts!
    Reply #3 on: Mar 05, 2014, 09.48 am
    Mar 05, 2014, 09.48 am
    Hi John,

    Thanks for the "Heads Up" on this.

    Just for clarity, here's a Photo - I assume it's the lower of these bolts on both sides ?



    I've re-visited my "HOW TO : Remove the Fariring AND fit R & G Adventure ( Crash ) Bars Topic,
    to confirm it mentions that these need to be regularly checked,
    and have just double checked my own to make sure they are still nice and tight  :028:




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    Re: R&G crash bars - check those bolts!
    Reply #4 on: Mar 05, 2014, 10.09 am
    Mar 05, 2014, 10.09 am
    Yes, it was the lower of the two bolts. Weird really why just those.  Why not one upper and one lower?  The bolts just disappeared!

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    Re: R&G crash bars - check those bolts!
    Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2014, 08.24 pm
    Mar 09, 2014, 08.24 pm
    Ugg, what an ugly weld job and discoloration!! :010:  Time to take those crash bars off and have 'em powder coated my Moto-Brother!  -Dr Ron :018:
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    Re: R&G crash bars - check those bolts!
    Reply #6 on: Mar 10, 2014, 10.41 am
    Mar 10, 2014, 10.41 am
    I can't speak highly enough of them after yesterday's Ponderosa Cafe outing !  :087:

    I don't ( didn't ) notice the "ugly" welding or blueing ... purely cosmetic,
    it's the protection they afford(ed) that gets my vote  :169:

    I wonder if I'll get a discount for the next set  :015: