Jump to content

Welcome to TheMalibuCrew!

As a guest, you are welcome to poke around and view the majority of the content that we have to offer, but in order to post, search, contact members, and get full use out of the website you will need to Register for an Account. It's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the TheMalibuCrew Family today!

G4 tower pivot stud loose


Recommended Posts

kuhl101

I have a 2017 VTX with the G4 tower.  This spring we noticed that the tower was shaking a lot more than usual while in rough water.  After some investigation I noticed a gap between the tower base port side, much larger than the side.  I took off the panel to tighten the locking nut and/or pivot stud assuming they were loose and causing the problem.  Turns out the threads in the base that the pivot stud screws into are totally gone.  See the hole circled in the photo.  

Couple questions then....

1) Anyone know where I could source a new base or if they are even available?

2) If not available does anyone know the size, diameter, pitch of the threads to I could either re-tap them or insert a Heli coil?

Other ideas are welcome.  

G4 tower base.GIF

Link to comment

| Customer Service | Protomet | PTM | 865.425.0600 x124. PTM Watersports made these towers and they have some parts left. They also have diagrams and fixes they will email you if you call them for pivot tightening, gasket replacement, tower breakdown, etc. Might be helpful? 

 

 

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...