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post #1 of 6 Old 09-27-2008, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Lock Tight

What all bolts on this thing should i lock tight? I already lost a rear swingarm cap and both nuts.... wow.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-27-2008, 06:31 PM
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Everything. No joke. Just call it "familiarization".
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-27-2008, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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i would imagine that would take 4 hours or so.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-07-2008, 01:18 AM
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And you can put valve stem caps on the end of the chain adjuster threads after you loctite EVERY bolt within reach. Both of my ignition switch bolts rattled out after 17k miles
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wow, great idea on the valve stem caps
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Use loc tite blue on most fasteners, save the red for things that absolutely can not loosen up. Red usually needs heat to remove.

Then you have the bolts that connect two different metals or high temps that require thread lube to keep them from seizing.

Oh and careful around some kinds of plastics as loc tite will make some brittle and easily broken.
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