Roof basket nuts, nyloc or black plastic type.

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:02
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I have rola sports racks with a 1300x1000 basket, its something I would take off after each use. It has come with nyloc nuts which tighten up, however they are a fairly fiddly.
The retailer claims these are best as the black plastic type come loose easily. Does anyone use these plastic ones and has there been a problem with them coming loose. Im presuming these would be alot quicker as well.
Dean
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:05

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:05
Dean, I have the EXACT same set up as you.

Problem.......... the nuts & studs face upwards, and ruin things in the rack.

I too was perplexed, but ended up fabricating 4 new brackets which face downwards, and using Nylocs. The basket stays on permantly.

If you wish to remove often, then Nylocs are NOT the go. Try using 2 standard nuts together as lock nuts instead.

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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:24

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:24
do as Wolfie suggested but instead of using two nuts locked together or nylocs put a blob of silicone on the threads after tightening, stops things coming undone but easy to undo with a spanner.
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Reply By: brett - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 23:03

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 23:03
I originally didn't trust the black plastic knobs and used nylocs but it was a hassle with taking the basket on and off, so went back to the knob's and have never had a problem with them coming loose, plent of offroad stuff to. Mate took a basket accross the Simpson with same knobs never had a problem with them getting loose but he did snap a Rola sports bar in half.
Give them a try and see how you go, you'll probably have no problems, I always check them at every stop anyway but never had a loose one
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Follow Up By: Member - Mungo Explorer (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 23:25

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 23:25
Same here - ordinary black plastic and nothing working loose yet.
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Reply By: madcow - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:24

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 12:24
Try putting a flat washer along with a locking washer when using the "plastic" knobs. Nylocs are a pain if they need to be undone regularly. They do have their use though like on battery trays etc.

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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 15:07

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 15:07
I had the same problem, tried nylox, gone back to plastic knobs no problems, even with hard yaka, look at my rig photo's!

If I was going away for a week or so I would do as Peter suggested and just whack a blob of silicone over them.

Just to be safe and not sorry I would check them every day anyway, I do. One time one of the eight black knobs was a little loose.
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