I've made up a mounting bar to fit driving lights to my Sporty which will bolt up to the top, front engine mount bolts on the downtubes.
After I remove them to fit the bar what breed of Loctite (if any) should I use when I refit the bolts?
Thanks in advance!
Personally I would not bother with Loctite here, just torque it to correct spec. If you have to use any blue only but never use it on alloy threads.
Cause if theres lots on there and the bolt is removed without heat it can pull the threads out of the alloy especially with Red
a lot of people use a little to much loctite, a couple of drops on the thread is plenty.theres only so much room between the mating surfaces of the thread and any excess can migrate to places its not wanted making disassembly difficult, i come across this a lot and its worse when the product moves back up the shank of the bolt/stud and acts like a retaining compound,then the fun begins.242[blue] is good for most applications along with correct torque for the job and bolt removal is usually easy.262[red] is certainly a stronger choice,but as the guide says"can be removed with hand tools ,but maybe difficult" cheers
Thanks for the advice gents, will grab some.
I have to buy a workshop manual too, preferred manual (aftermarket?)
Bike is a 2016 1200 Custom.
i bought one from the net,cant remember where from or the price,but it wasnt dear and seems to cover things well[as it should]