This post is completely NUTS!!!!
Nuts! Nuts are the topic of this post! Some folks say I'm nuts... But, awe nuts, that's not the type of nuts I'm talking about here. Let's take a brief moment to talk about lug nuts. Y'all know em'. These are the nuts you check in your PMCS and pre-trip inspections. At least I hope they are the nuts you are checking.
We even have a thread here on SS dedicated to checking your nuts >>
By now you have either dismissed me as being completely NUTS, or you are wondering why I have wasted so much of your life discussing nuts. I have a couple of really good reasons, which are anything but nuts!
I saw the "Boys, Check your nuts!!!" thread shortly after acquiring my Deuce. I promptly checked my lug nuts and found that I had a couple of loose nuts. I also had some bad studs (maybe I'll do a post on studs later, but lets focus on nuts right now). I gleaned much knowledge from the thread and am very thankful for the simple advise - Boys, check your nuts!
Like most MV owners, I guess I am a little nuts. That has lead me to spend much time and money on maintenance this year. Included in this year's maintenance were brand new nuts! Yes, my Deuce got brand new nuts all the way around (oh, and some new studs too). At first they were shiny new nuts!!!
Then they became painted nuts. I must admit, with paint, the nuts are flat and dull.
With the old nuts (and some bad studs), my Deuce would get a shimmy at 50 MPH. I never imagined that old nuts on bad studs would lead to a shimmy. Whodathunk! Now with new nuts (and good studs) torqued properly, my Deuce does not shimmy like it use to.
So folks, in the name of safety, CHECK YOUR NUTS!!!
Now comes the real fun....
Let's play a game... A drinking game!!!! Assuming you are of legal age, grab a bottle(s) of your favorite distilled adult beverage. Re-read this post. Take a shot of your distilled adult beverage every time you see the word "Nuts"!!! If you are still sitting upright when you get to the end of this post --- VOTE FOR ME!!!