Locktite? or no locktite

5 replies to this topic
  • 426pete

Posted February 17, 2002 - 09:51 AM


hey guys, i have my bike apart and greasing the swingarm and the linkage bearings but i do not have any locktite and i was wondering if i should hold off until i get some or if it is ok to put it back together without it. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

  • sirthumpalot

Posted February 17, 2002 - 10:20 PM


I personally would wait for locktite before assembling the bolts that require it.

  • SoCalWR426

Posted February 17, 2002 - 08:58 PM


Blue Loctite..


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  • yzernie

Posted February 17, 2002 - 10:00 PM


If you don't have Loctite you can use grease. Believe it or not, it works the same way as Loctite. I do it frequently and it works great.


  • MX_Tuner

Posted February 18, 2002 - 07:06 AM


I've found that tightening the bolts properly will prevent then from loosening even without Loc-Tite.

  • bassr_#186

Posted February 18, 2002 - 07:49 AM


I agree with MX tuner. I don't use Loc-tite on the swingarm bolts but I make sure clean the threads thorougly and torque the nuts to the proper specs. I have never had any to back off (knock on wood).

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