'02 Fat Boy seat thumb screws

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Shelby6t7, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Shelby6t7

    Shelby6t7 Member

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    The seat thumb screws on my '02 Fat Boy come loose after I ride a while. I haven't torqued them down with a flat head screw driver, but pretty tight by hand and they always seem to loosen up. Does anyone else experience this problem?

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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2008
  2. bikermonkey

    bikermonkey Active Member

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    I took a Skull license plate bolt 1/4 X 20, put a steel washer then rubber washer under it, screw it in until finger snug. Stays put when my solo seat is on. Skull sits up about 3/4 inch and looks very sweet.:D
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Put a very small drop of blue locktite on the threads. Just a little drop will keep them from working out on their own but still come out when you want them to.
     
  4. SeaRider04

    SeaRider04 Active Member

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    I used a nickle or quarter to tighting them, don't have problem with them coming loose nor any problem when remove them with a coin.