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    Quote Originally Posted by brianl View Post
    I bought a 2017 this year with a brand new Roadsmith. Apparently they didn't torque the nuts correctly and one fell off. Called the out of state dealer and he was very apologetic. He said the special sockets were not sent with the Roadsmith kits and sent me one of his used ones along with several new nuts. He also ordered a new one and sent that when it came in. I don't understand why Roadsmith sees the need to install anti-theft nuts on their kits. Has there been a rash of cases where people are jacking up trikes to steal the tires that I didn't hear about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianl View Post
    I bought a 2017 this year with a brand new Roadsmith. Apparently they didn't torque the nuts correctly and one fell off. Called the out of state dealer and he was very apologetic. He said the special sockets were not sent with the Roadsmith kits and sent me one of his used ones along with several new nuts. He also ordered a new one and sent that when it came in. I don't understand why Roadsmith sees the need to install anti-theft nuts on their kits. Has there been a rash of cases where people are jacking up trikes to steal the tires that I didn't hear about?
    Keene NH by any chance??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dually View Post
    Bought a 2014 Wing with a 2015 HTS trike kit.

    Went to check the lug nut torque and it looks like I need a special socket.

    Anyone have info on what I need to get?
    Hi Dually - yes, you need a special socket tool to remove the lug nuts. Please PM me your address and I get it sent to you, no charge.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerboy View Post
    Keene NH by any chance??
    No it wasn't them. I know you and Doug are "best friends." LOL I had my last wing triked there. The initial work was very good. Glenn was working there at the time and he's the one who did it. When I had some problems with my '97, not trike related, I called him and tried to make an appointment and he kept just blowing me off. Too busy, too busy. This went on for about 3 weeks until I finally talked to people for advice and fixed it myself. Took 1/2 hour. Guess he didn't have time for that. My '17 was triked in Alabama. Other than the torqueing issue I would highly recommend them for a purchase. I had an issue with a faulty bearing in the triple tree and they had me bring it to my dealer of choice, Nault's of Windham N.H., and he paid for the whole thing. No questions asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dually View Post
    Spline drive nuts.
    Make Courtesy Your "Code of the Road" too!

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