6th Gen OEM Top Box Carrier
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:55 AM
Unfortunately I had a small issue when it came to mounting the top box carrier. When it came to bolting the carrier base to the bracket as shown on pg 3 of the installation instructions there was still a fair bit of lateral movement. I thought I'd nip it up a little bit tighter and managed to snap the 6mm socket bolt (a good reason to only tighten things as far as the manufacturer recommends) Off to the hardware store for a replacement. Even before I snapped the bolt it just didn't seem to be creating enough pressure to hold the two parts together firmly.
Is the lateral movement normal or is there another way this is supposed to be done? As I said, I've followed the instructions and it seems too loose.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:42 AM
IF anyone knows why the "wiggle" room is built it - I'd love to learn what it is.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:44 AM
A passenger resting on it would stop the wiggle further.
The only reason I can figure is that it was engineered that way to eliminate possible stress fractures at the hard bolt mount points from the vibration.
Much like Staintune redesigning their mid-pipe with a rubber gromment that the mounting bolt now mounts through.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:33 PM