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Old 08-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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I was riding home the other day with my op flipped open. When I got out to get gas I noticed the top was about to fall off! One of the little quick release pins had fell off. Never fear, a drill and a $2 clevis spring pin you can pick up at any Lowes or Home Depot.

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Old 08-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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Lol I did just about the same thing couple months ago to my super top NX
Some Quality parts bestop sells I also had to redo my Knuckles .
It's a shame these Companies do not care about anything but taking your money no pride anymore .

I got 2 I'm ready for the other side to fall apart lol

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Old 08-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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Lol I did just about the same thing couple months ago to my super top NX
Some Quality parts bestop sells I also had to redo my Knuckles .
It's a shame these Companies do not care about anything but taking your money no pride anymore .

I got 2 I'm ready for the other side to fall apart lol
I did both at the same time...all the tools were out. I wrote bestop and they said to call them for help. By the time they would understand the problem I was done!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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You have the original design for those hinges. A friend has one and had the same problem. Contacted Bestop and they sent out new door surrounds and arms with the pin mounted differently. Made a huge difference. If you bought it less than 2 years ago, you should be able to have that fixed properly under warranty.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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You have the original design for those hinges. A friend has one and had the same problem. Contacted Bestop and they sent out new door surrounds and arms with the pin mounted differently. Made a huge difference. If you bought it less than 2 years ago, you should be able to have that fixed properly under warranty.
I tried for both the knuckles and the sun rider pin and they told me they never heard of that and I must have installed it wrong . She was very rude about the whole complaint I was not fighting with her . This is why I'm not pleased with theses big name companies they charge high dolor for junk then make you the customer out to be a ass in the wrong .
I've read before I called that they knew about the knuckles and had replacements that's why I called and also told her about what happened with the sun rider quick release witch I didn't know they had a fix for till now .
People wonder why our economy is heading down the craper
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I tried for both the knuckles and the sun rider pin and they told me they never heard of that and I must have installed it wrong . She was very rude about the whole complaint I was not fighting with her . This is why I'm not pleased with theses big name companies they charge high dolor for junk then make you the customer out to be a ass in the wrong .
I've read before I called that they knew about the knuckles and had replacements that's why I called and also told her about what happened with the sun rider quick release witch I didn't know they had a fix for till now .
People wonder why our economy is heading down the craper
Like I said, good old American fixing, beats those pos spring loaded hooks and the hour on the phone arguing with someone that knows nothing.....btw, top is a week old and had the new style...didn't fix shit, the screw into the holder worked its way loose and fell off....I found the backside in the floor. The spring pin obviously found it way into someone's window on the highway at 70mph. Who'd a thunk a hillbilly fix would be 1000 times better than a china rigged $700 pos?
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #7
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I tried for both the knuckles and the sun rider pin and they told me they never heard of that and I must have installed it wrong . She was very rude about the whole complaint I was not fighting with her . This is why I'm not pleased with theses big name companies they charge high dolor for junk then make you the customer out to be a ass in the wrong .
I've read before I called that they knew about the knuckles and had replacements that's why I called and also told her about what happened with the sun rider quick release witch I didn't know they had a fix for till now .
People wonder why our economy is heading down the craper
I sent photos. One pic of the good side and one of the bad side. Pretty much spelled it out what happened. Sometimes the terminology I'll use is different from what they know it as internally.

If you're not wanting to deal with them, then just get a drill bit, hit up Home Depot, and fashion a different solution. Parts to fix shouldn't be more than a few $$.
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I fixed them awhile back about a hour after I got off the phone with best top being they where not going to help me ....

I just must have installed it wrong LOL !
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