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One of my son's bought me the Tusk jack and jack mount for Christmas. The mount needs some rubber sleeves on the arms to really secure the jack and keep it from moving around and rattling. Until I get some reinforced rubber fuel line, I just used an old ATV grip on the lower arm. It works as a Band-Aid, but I will definitely do it right one of these days.

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When I mounted mine I seen the same thing so
I put rubber fuel lines on all 3 fingers. Just to keep it from rattling (if it is even a problem I don’t know). Just me being picky I guess. Kind of hard to see in the photo but if you zoom in you can see it
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When I mounted mine I seen the same thing so
I put rubber fuel lines on all 3 fingers. Just to keep it from rattling (if it is even a problem I don’t know). Just me being picky I guess. Kind of hard to see in the photo but if you zoom in you can see it
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Hey Alex, not sure if anyone told ya, but you need a tire on that rim for it to effectively be called a "spare tire"! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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Mine is rock solid. Actually I'm kind of surprised it has stayed that way. Being lazy, I got an adaptor so I can operate it with an impact wrench. Really was hoping to get one of those fancy smanchy Phoenix air jacks for Xmas, but noooooooo.
 

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I've had one since July. I thought it would rattle around too but it doesn't. Be sure to put some oil on the threads and all the hinges, otherwise its practically impossible to use once you get weight on it. Yes it collects dust, but somethings you just have to live with. ;)
 

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I've had one since July. I thought it would rattle around too but it doesn't. Be sure to put some oil on the threads and all the hinges, otherwise its practically impossible to use once you get weight on it. Yes it collects dust, but somethings you just have to live with. ;)
I have yet to lube mine because of the mess. Yet I realize it will need lubing before serious wet spring riding begins .... anyone use a dry moly type lube? Recommendation? Was thinking perhaps a moly base gun slide grease on all screw/block bearing points and a spray dry lube on the rest of the screw ? A flat is bad enough, a seized jack is iceing on that cake I don't want.
 

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Once the weather gets nice again in Michigan and we can ride again, I plan on spraying mine down with a dry graphite lube so it will not attract the dust
 

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I have yet to lube mine because of the mess. Yet I realize it will need lubing before serious wet spring riding begins .... anyone use a dry moly type lube? Recommendation? Was thinking perhaps a moly base gun slide grease on all screw/block bearing points and a spray dry lube on the rest of the screw ? A flat is bad enough, a seized jack is iceing on that cake I don't want.
Im going to start using a molly based dry lube too. But so far I just wash it down with the rest of the machine and re lub . I have used it several times with no issues.
 

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I know in the dusty conditions here in northern Nevada, I will be carrying some spray lubricant in my tool bag. Don't want to have to deal with cleaning the jack when I need it if I lube before my ride.
 

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Mine doesn’t rattle. Did you open up the jack once it’s in the holder?
LOL. That's pretty much the only way to mount the jack in it. I even used a crescent wrench to tighten it even more because the jack handle is kind of useless trying to get it really tight. Don't know if it would have rattled or not, but you could move the jack around in the mount, and I don't like things moving when they should be tight.
 

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LOL. That's pretty much the only way to mount the jack in it. I even used a crescent wrench to tighten it even more because the jack handle is kind of useless trying to get it really tight. Don't know if it would have rattled or not, but you could move the jack around in the mount, and I don't like things moving when they should be tight.
The only thing that was rattling on mine was the little swivel thingy on top of the jack. I took the Velcro strap that you use to secure the handle (I tossed the handle in my trunk) and wrapped it around the jack to stop that noise.
 

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The only thing that was rattling on mine was the little swivel thingy on top of the jack. I took the Velcro strap that you use to secure the handle (I tossed the handle in my trunk) and wrapped it around the jack to stop that noise.
LOL. I did the exact same with mine with the velcro strap. (you can see it in the second picture) Jack handle went in my tool bag that lives behind the seat.
 
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