True, but it's just one of those things that no matter how good you tighten them, knowing the potential if they did come loose it's worrisome. Enough locktite and i think then you can be pretty sure you're safe, but then will you be able to remove them when needed w/o stripping the heads. It's all about what happens if they do loosen, not how likely or unlikely it is. peace of mind basically. Stupid design IMO. I think the whole reason they didn't have the screws come from the outside is to give it a clean custom look to compete with harely's pristine build quality. I'll take a slightly less clean look anyday when it comes down to safety vs not.