What do loose lug nuts sounds like?

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Manfred
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What do loose lug nuts sounds like?

Post by Manfred » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:23 am

Creeeeeeeek. Creeeeeeeeek.

I thought my swing arm bushings were rubbing. I installed one of them there heavy duty swing arms. It sounded like rubber bushing rubbing against metal or something like that.

I tightened the t-clamps down and sprayed them with grease. Nope that ain't it. Creeeeek. Creeeeek.

I rolled my bus by hand until I heard the creek. Sounded like bull frogs mating. I isolated the sound. It was coming from the front driver side wheel. Brake caliper or disc might be lose. Wheels spin free when I jack up the wheel and spin it.

I go to take off the lug nuts. Some, not all, of them were pretty lose. I tightened them up. Then a light bulb went off.

Could that be it? I thought to myself.

Yep...no more bull frogs mating. I love the easy fixes.
1978 Westy FI
hambone wrote:Some times ya gotta wing it.

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