Originally Posted by sas
Hey Creeper, this sounds like a really good idea to me. If you don't mind, could you detail out all the marks you used, where you put them, what you checked for? I'm a total noob, so simple is good.
All you need to do is verify the correct torque value and put a set (or a blob) of bright color paint mark(s) on the fastener and the corresponding surface.
Wipe off any excess dirt or oil first so the paint sticks. Bottles of "touch-up" paint work well for this type of thing... at least that's what I like to use.
I'm sure there are other ways you can do it that would work just as well.
- Front and rear sprocket bolts. (the nuts on the rear sprocket actually)
- Shift lever bolt.
- Rear brake link rod jam nut.
- All the external oil line banjo bolts.
- Rear brake lever adjuster eccentric screw.
- Front brake caliper extension bolts. (320mm 640 Adventure brake has an intermediate "extender" mount bolted to the forks)
- Both brake caliper banjo bolts.
- Spin-on filter.
- Starter motor bolts.
- The two inner exhaust support bracket to subframe bolts.
- Anything that has come loose or fallen out completely in the past. (see #10)
There's lots of others you could do... just about anything you want. I tend to do fasteners that don't get a wrench on them under normal circumstances or, like I said, things that could really ruin your day if they came loose.
I tend to be a bit of a fanatic with maintenance, so many fasteners you might consider critical actually see a wrench on a regular basis.