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ffice" /><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shape></v:></v:shape> Last fall I lost the right rear wheel off our 3 month old 09 Cruiser 32QB. Limped it back to the dealer. They though the lug bolts or the nuts must have been defective to shear off like that. They repaired the damage and put on 4 new wheels under warranty. No questions, no hassle.
The 5er set at their lot all the rest of the winter due to the fact I could not get it home because of the snow.
Picked the unit up this spring and brought it home without problem. Then two weeks ago we were planning on a weekend trip so I decided to torque the lugs. The first nut I tried to back off was seized tight. Took every bit of my strength with a breakover bar to get the nut off the stud. Completely stripped the bolt/stud. Called the dealer and they said I could get it fixed locally and they would pay or I could bring it back to them.
I opted to pull the hub and have a new stud pressed in at a local machine shop. After I finished repacking the bearing and reinstalled the wheel I decided I still needed to check the torque on the rest of the unit. The next wheel again had a lug seized tight. Now I'm going to take it back to the dealer.
My question is if anyone has had any problems with their lugs, either the studs or the nuts? I'm not sure if this is a manufacturer defect or if it’s an installation problem.
This unit has less than 1000 miles on it and has been in the shop more than on the road. Feeling pretty frustrated and am a little apprehensive of taking on any kind of long trip. The dealer has been very accommodating but . . .
Any feedback would be appreciated.