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Old 07-11-2013, 06:13 AM   #7456
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good advice on the heat^^^^^^
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:26 AM   #7457
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And I've had to replace several already. Some weren't on the bike when I got it to begin with but some have fallen out. I almost lost my rear rack (empty at least) down the road one time. And as grassroots said aint nothin' wrong with a little insurance =]
Loc-Tite is indeed great stuff,but its good to buy the right Loc-Tite,a steel bolt in an aluminum part doesnt get Loc-Tite.
When the bolt comes out the threads can come with it if its loc-tited solidly in place. Ive had this happen and it sucks.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:19 AM   #7458
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Loctite has a place but on my bikes it rarely makes an appearance. Most used is my Anti-Seize. Should be used anytime steel meets aluminum. On bolts that can not come loose due to safety I simply safety wire. Oil drain and 4 hex bolts holding the foot peg mounts are safety wired on my KLR as example. Properly cleaned and torqued bolts will stay in place. Side note for you "I love Loctite"...keep your loctite in the refrigerator when not in use.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:47 AM   #7459
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4 hex bolts holding the foot peg mounts are safety wired on my KLR as example.
Mine too, after reading so many problems with the backing out, this was one of the first things I did. I don't even have safety wire pliers, but just drilling the heads to accept bailing wire, and running that through twice in a figure eight to the other bolt provides some peace of mind.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:09 AM   #7460
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Ok good to know, thanks. I ask because I've sheared 3-4 trying to unscrew a few before. Probably just age and rust. I've looked over a lot of them.since and they look about the same condition. And it makes me uneasy to attempt working on anything if everyone I pull.out breaks off. Guess I just gotta try
I've done lots of machine work and I don't generally have a problem with shearing bolts off. If I have something that is sitting for a little bit I use that penetrating oil. It won't do much to the thread lock but it definitely helps with the rust.

I've also found that if the bolt is rusty/dirty and I put the blue locktite it's like having the red stuff on there. Just a FYI

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:37 AM   #7461
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all good info I'm learning a lot about how to keep fasteners together and getting them apart,tie wire is about as good as it gets,I had a R6 that was all wired together and it was nice when I was done with anything the wired bolt/nut was there until next time,I guess a nice small sharp drill bit and a hole is better in the long run than chancing LOC TITE.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:45 AM   #7462
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I guess a nice small sharp drill bit and a hole is better in the long run than chancing LOC TITE.
Totally.... I still use loctite on the bike, but will probably safety wire more things over time. I used loctite on the safety wired bolts even.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #7463
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I use loctite AND Anti-Seize on each bolt and let them fight it out ...
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:04 AM   #7464
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Loc-Tite is indeed great stuff,but its good to buy the right Loc-Tite,a steel bolt in an aluminum part doesnt get Loc-Tite.
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I can't tell the difference so easily yet ...
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #7465
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I use loctite AND Anti-Seize on each bolt and let them fight it out ...
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #7466
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Red loctite'ed bolt still come out easier than salt corroded bolts without loctite.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #7467
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I use loctite AND Anti-Seize on each bolt and let them fight it out ...
I always play the 'which one' game with bolts. Sometimes when I can't decide I go with neither.

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Old 07-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #7468
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #7469
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Ordered my new windshield, was really excited to have today off and was going to install it today. Unfortunately due to floods in Ontario the package is unaccounted for on UPS.com... Hopefully I still get it
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:19 PM   #7470
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Yep, love mine ...... maybe not the best option for soft bags but symmetrical, plenty of room for a tool tube on the left.






another vote here for the packratt love mine. how do you have your pelicans mounted?
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