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    So yesterday my axle nut came off, stripped the crap out of my axle. Tire Folded up under the cat and I was done! Lots of cussing, winching and southern redneck inginuity led to the peg leg cat. Drove it 3 miles back to the road over some wicked rough wooded trails and down some steep hills with no brakes....... Thank God for that Cedar log and some straps. Guess what I am getting once I put it back together? Axle nut retainer plates!
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    That would ruin a ride!
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    You've had a lot of bad luck with that used machine.

    I cut a socket down the other day to mod my retainer plate but haven't gotten around to doing it yet.

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    ..................
    Seems like most of us have to learn about this 'design defect' the hard way. Me thinks that without lock-tite AC would have had to design things better
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    Made these 3 years ago... look bad but work great:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stainless69 View Post
    You've had a lot of bad luck with that used machine.

    I cut a socket down the other day to mod my retainer plate but haven't gotten around to doing it yet.
    This has been my first trail side failure.... Tore up my break disc and pads "both new" axle is toast. Lug nut hub splines were chewed up. Seems a few other cat owners suffered the same issues hence the plates. It is what it's is....... Get parts and put it back together again.
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    Also, I've carried a spare front and rear axle since day 1 - a must have item on the trail along with about 100 lbs of tools. (keep em down in the 'torpedo pods' next to seats) good ballast ...Ha!

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    Yeah I had a whole host of tools with me but of course always missing that one wrench or socket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhopper View Post
    (keep em down in the 'torpedo pods' next to seats)
    I've been scratching my head lately trying to figure out how to store tools in my machine as well. By the time I put my ice chest in the back and a few other things, I'm out of room. These pods you speak of, do you make them out of pvc with caps or something? Any pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stainless69 View Post
    I've been scratching my head lately trying to figure out how to store tools in my machine as well. By the time I put my ice chest in the back and a few other things, I'm out of room. These pods you speak of, do you make them out of pvc with caps or something? Any pictures?
    We ride so much tip-over and flip-over backwards stuff that I needed more down low, forward weight ... I don't put anything heavy in the trunk... I've got 4 inches of tool box on the passenger floor along with other item up in the foot well. If I have a passenger it has to be a small woman with short legs ... Ha! (I do have the passenger seat built up to compensate - and that makes for a better view)

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    Well to be honest I read others post having this issue before it happened to me and I really wondered if they had things tight and torqued to specs....... Well..... Here I am with a broken cat at least $600 in repairs and lost ride time and my tail between my legs. It was nothing short of miracle that I got my cat out of the woods.... Are the stock nut retainer plates any good? Part number 7? If not what should I get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stainless69 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhopper View Post
    (keep em down in the 'torpedo pods' next to seats)
    I've been scratching my head lately trying to figure out how to store tools in my machine as well. By the time I put my ice chest in the back and a few other things, I'm out of room. These pods you speak of, do you make them out of pvc with caps or something? Any pictures?
    actually I can see the pvc being good idea for storage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatcat View Post
    Well to be honest I read others post having this issue before it happened to me and I really wondered if they had things tight and torqued to specs....... Well..... Here I am with a broken cat at least $600 in repairs and lost ride time and my tail between my legs. It was nothing short of miracle that I got my cat out of the woods.... Are the stock nut retainer plates any good? Part number 7? If not what should I get?
    Do you have access to a mig or tig welder? It really wouldn't be that hard to weld the cut sockets onto your existing retainer plates. Would save you money from having to buy the plates from somewhere else. If you didn't live so far, I would help you out.

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    I don't but I know a good welder. I actually do not have ANY plates on my cat.... Did not realize it until now that it had stock retainers that were missing. Wish u were closer to!

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    De Anza Works has great plates. I bought mine and they are top notch. I think they are on the vendor page. You have to call and ask for them, they aren't advertised on their web page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatcat View Post
    Well to be honest I read others post having this issue before it happened to me and I really wondered if they had things tight and torqued to specs....... Well..... Here I am with a broken cat at least $600 in repairs and lost ride time and my tail between my legs. It was nothing short of miracle that I got my cat out of the woods.... Are the stock nut retainer plates any good? Part number 7? If not what should I get?
    I would shoot Odyknuck a PM. I believe he was making a new batch of his retaining plates. They are the round circular one with all the holes in Rockhopper's first pic. Prices can't be discussed as he is not a Supporting Vendor. He's just a nice guy, not making a cent. They are a bit pricey, but they would have saved you the $600 in damages you took.

    DeAnza Works make a retaining plate too. He modifies the stock retaining plate. His price can be seen on his site.
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