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Another Rifle Base question
« on: November 24, 2010, 08:56:48 pm »
I am using nylon fasteners to attach the windshield to the base.  I've lost two in the past month of ownership.  Is there something like Loctite that I can use to keep the fasteners tight?
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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 10:05:23 pm »
Tom, I'm using nylon hardware on my Rifle with no problems. Nylon fasteners are usually anti-vibration on their own. I have never used any locking compound and don't know whether I would affect the nylon. I always just tighten them to German torque (gootandtite!) and haven't had any problems. Maybe someone else will pipe up.

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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 10:17:00 pm »
IIRC, the Rifle supplied nylon fasteners were a bot self-locking.  From what I remember the installation instructions were pretty specific not to fully tighten the fasteners, as it prevents the star cracks from forming around the screen. This is how I did mine and have never lost fasteners and my screen never cracked at the screws.
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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 10:36:20 pm »
Little silicone sealant on the threads should keep them from shaking out....
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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 01:53:39 am »
OK, thanks - red sealant, black screws...works great if you're a Georgia Bulldog. :))
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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 02:16:06 am »
I don't think you should use Locktite red...I don't think that's what you meant?

I think you meant red silicone? It comes in black too, you know...considering you have (or had) an orange hibiscus flower on there....
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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2010, 02:30:36 am »
I don't think you should use Locktite red...I don't think that's what you meant?

I think you meant red silicone? It comes in black too, you know...considering you have (or had) an orange hibiscus flower on there....

But then I'd have to BUY the black silicone, and have yet another tube of something lurking in my goo, er, toolbag.  BTW, the orange whatever is still there...it seems to nicely complement the "Candy Amarinth Red" of my bike (or maybe I'm a just a diehard UT Vol...)
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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 01:14:19 pm »
There's is a clear silicone sealant as well. It's useful stuff to have around and not terribly expensive. Is "Candy Amarinth Red" Kawasaki speak for Barney Purple?
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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 02:00:09 pm »
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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010, 10:55:23 pm »
There's is a clear silicone sealant as well. It's useful stuff to have around and not terribly expensive. Is "Candy Amarinth Red" Kawasaki speak for Barney Purple?

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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2010, 10:35:59 pm »
I am using nylon fasteners to attach the windshield to the base.  I've lost two in the past month of ownership.  Is there something like Loctite that I can use to keep the fasteners tight?

 I use a locking nylon nut and do not tighten the screws fully to allow for expansion and flexing, no cracks in 6 years and no lost screws. Most hardware stores have them. Loctite or RTV could be difficult top remove later.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2010, 02:17:23 am by norm9688 »

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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2010, 06:33:59 pm »
 ;)
Replaced a damaged windscreen about two years ago. Got replacement screen and nylon screws from RIFLE, installed and no problems since, although I do periodically check  them when "puttering around" the bike.
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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2010, 08:27:44 pm »
Tom, I'm using nylon hardware on my Rifle with no problems. --- I always just tighten them to German torque (gootandtite!) and haven't had any problems.
My PO used Scottish torque (ShiteItsTite) specs and caused starring around some Rifle shield holes.  I fixed the problem by falling over in March and breaking the windshield off.  :)  Now I run a Cee Bailey 26.5" and have cut down the Rifle in half for really hot Wisconsin riding(never gunna happen!)

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Re: Another Rifle Base question
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2011, 03:36:39 pm »
My new-to-me Connie came with a Rifle with star cracks. I replaced those rusty and non-vinyl bolts with Murph's stainless black and they seem to work fine (namely in that there are not any new star cracks).