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kfechner
04-26-2010, 04:20 PM
07 LSV...this is the second time in two years I have had to get work done to replace the rubber pads under the starboard side and rear of my tower. What is everyone else doing to fix this?

mmandley
04-26-2010, 06:21 PM
I just had the dealer replace mine completely with new pads last week on my 100hr.

SC_LSV
04-26-2010, 09:24 PM
I've had mine replaced before, but they continue to walk out with the tower wiggle from toweing and riding. Unless they are destroyed I would say just loosen bolts and slide them back, tighten the bolts back. Seems to be working for me so far.

First time I asked the dealer to replace, they didin't really seem to know what i was talking about until i showed them.

tazz3069
04-26-2010, 09:40 PM
I used a good 3M adhesive and have not experienced any problems yet. I have had mine replaced 3 times already.

04OUTBACK
04-26-2010, 09:41 PM
I have done the same.
My next effort is to get them reset, and retighten the bolts. THEN tighten a 2nd bolt behind it.. the issue is they vibrate loose.. even a little lets it bounce/vibrate..

viking
04-27-2010, 12:54 AM
a question I have that just came to me -
How tight should you be getting the tower screws?
I just tightened mine down the other day and really started to "squeeze" the rubber pad so I stopped. Some of the tower bolts were so loose they could turn and others weren't, so I racheted them all down a bit?

Thanx!

VA LSV
04-29-2010, 07:19 AM
Checked my tower screws 1st season. Found some with lock washers, some without, 1 with no nut and several loose. Installed flats, nylock nuts & tightened with a 1/4" ratchet to the point of just starting to compress the pads. No problems with pads moving and no loose bolts.

kaneboats
04-29-2010, 09:58 AM
That sounds like a good solution. I'm checking mine tonight.