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post #1 of 13 Old 06-24-2016, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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How do you get the rubber piece on the luggage rack?

The rubber piece that is on top of the grab rail/luggage rack. I took it off in 06 without damaging it, but can't for the life of me get it back on. Any advice?

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-24-2016, 11:31 PM
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Spray the nubs with some WD40, it will pop right in where it needs to go. So......why did you create a new profile, your original causing issues? And go put some miles on that 06, it is just begging to be ridden. 😉

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post #3 of 13 Old 06-24-2016, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks... I'll try that in the morning.

I don't still have the same email address I had when I joined, and my old password wasn't working. I'll reach out to an admin.
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So......why did you create a new profile, your original causing issues? 😉
I to have created a new profile, I was Yesbut....this password security crap...
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Use a small amount of liquid dish soap and water to wash off the WD40.
The WD40 will stay slippery for some time till it dissipates and the rubber piece may pop off till then.
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-25-2016, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Sprayed with w40... still can't get them on. Pushed my hardest, tried a c clamp, tried pulling from the back until part of the nub tore...
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post #8 of 13 Old 06-25-2016, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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The only way I could get it is by cutting the nubs... I and using lots of wd40. Thanks for the attempts at help . I know this isn't ideal...
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Picture of cut... seems to be holding
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Petroleum jelly and use a small diameter (around 1/4") dowel or rod to push from the top. The diameter should be able to pass through the hole in the rack. The reason is you need to be able to push the large diameter portion all the way through the rack.
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