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  • Amberwhiskey Posts: 17
    Stock Poster Amberwhiskey
    29 Apr 2018 10:02 AM

    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!

  • VirtualT Posts: 250
    Yanchep
    Stage 1 Poster VirtualT
    29 Apr 2018 11:12 AM
    Posted by Amberwhiskey on 29 Apr 2018 08:02 AM

    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.

  • perthhog Posts: 1559
    Motor Head perthhog
    29 Apr 2018 12:15 PM
    Blue would be fine for your application  not sure what virtual t is on about but the factory use red and 
    Blue with alloy  prime example is disc rotors / drive belt pulley  . Red can be a pain in certain applications 
    Check out the other posts on the different types of loctite 
  • VirtualT Posts: 250
    Yanchep
    Stage 1 Poster VirtualT
    29 Apr 2018 02:34 PM
    Posted by perthhog on 29 Apr 2018 10:15 AM
    Blue would be fine for your application  not sure what virtual t is on about but the factory use red and 
    Blue with alloy  prime example is disc rotors / drive belt pulley  . Red can be a pain in certain applications 
    Check out the other posts on the different types of loctite 

     

    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

  • brucefxdl Posts: 877
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    29 Apr 2018 04:12 PM
    Posted by VirtualT on 29 Apr 2018 02:34 PM
    Posted by perthhog on 29 Apr 2018 10:15 AM
    Blue would be fine for your application  not sure what virtual t is on about but the factory use red and 
    Blue with alloy  prime example is disc rotors / drive belt pulley  . Red can be a pain in certain applications 
    Check out the other posts on the different types of loctite 

     

    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 

  • Amberwhiskey Posts: 17
    Stock Poster Amberwhiskey
    29 Apr 2018 04:30 PM

    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.

  • brucefxdl Posts: 877
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    29 Apr 2018 06:02 PM
    Posted by Amberwhiskey on 29 Apr 2018 04:30 PM

    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]

  • Hound_Dog Posts: 1823
    Motor Head Hound_Dog
    01 May 2018 08:56 AM
    For my bikes, if it comes off it goes back on with Loctite. Its that simple.
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