Newbie Rotor Nut Question
Posted August 13, 2003 - 05:10 AM
Posted August 13, 2003 - 06:41 AM
Posted August 13, 2003 - 07:37 AM
I loosed the nut, red loctite (medium, on threads only), torqued to 47 lbs, then backed off about 1/2 turn, then torqued to 51 lbs (most are recommending 50lbs, I wouldn't go any higher than I did). Let it sit for a day to let the loctite set in and haven't had any problems after about 800K since. I still get anxious every time if puffs when kicked or spun with the button. I only use the button when the engine is hot, with just a touch of throttle (enough to load the cable really) and the hot start pulled. Hope this helps.
Dan 03 WR450 and loving it.
Posted August 13, 2003 - 08:29 AM
Using red thread Loctite is not enough, you have to make sure the procedure is done correctly as per the Technical Service Bulletin. If you don’t have a punch mark on your head tube then the bike probably hasn’t been fixed by the dealer. You should check the nut frequently anyway so it works well to do this when you do your oil changes. If you need the TSB, pm me and I can email it to you.