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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:21 pm 
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I learned from other topics that these hex bolt in Xbar must be checked and tightened if loose. So I did that and yes mine are loose. Some I have to turn about 7 times hand tight. Was surprise bec I thought it's very well tightened from the factory and will take months of use before I have to check it.

While tightening the hex bolt I noticed this screw. Can someone please tell me the purpose of this as I'm not sure if I have to tightened this or not.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:25 pm 
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My Xbar bolts were loose too.

The Philips head screws (one on the bottom too) holds on the softer plastic ends to the Xbars.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:33 pm 
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If those hex bolts were that loose, I think I would have pulled them all the way out and added Loctite (blue) before reinserting.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:53 pm 
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Thank you guys. i forgot the Loctite. Will do it next time.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:55 pm 
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Hmmm...maybe I should go check mine.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:44 pm 
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I checked my hex bolt again and I was able to make few turns again using 3 fingers. I'm sure I can still turn it if I use my 5 fingers but I'm afraid I might break something if I overtighten it. There's no torque specs or guidance from Hobie so I'll just continue to tighten it with my 3 fingers.


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