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Old 07-26-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Good PM Tip for your bike: Check Fasteners

If it has been a while or never at all, take 15-20 minutes and check all of the fasteners on your bike. They vibrate loose and I bet you will find many of them need a turn or three to be snug.
Having your fairing loose or some other cosmetic part is annoying and can be expensive if you lose something on the road.

The best medicine is to get Blue Loctite (Never Red because that stuff is like glue), remove each fastener, put a drop on your fastener threads and reinstall.

**Put a drop on the fastener threads, let a paper towel absorb the excess so that you see blue IN THE THREADS but not a blob, and let "cure" for about 5 minutes.
Reintall the fastener **AND DO NOT GET LOCTITE ON YOUR PAINT**
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so the proper way to apply loctite is around the threads of the fastener then allow to dry before tightening? I thought you applied loctite to the threads of the fastener then tighten and let dry inside the location
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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This is a good tip I had a side fairing fly off before... It sucks
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so the proper way to apply loctite is around the threads of the fastener then allow to dry before tightening? I thought you applied loctite to the threads of the fastener then tighten and let dry inside the location
Not let it dry completely.
Let it tack up for about five minutes. It will ensure a good bond without spooging loctite out of the threads onto your paint.
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Not let it dry completely.
Let it tack up for about five minutes. It will ensure a good bond without spooging loctite out of the threads onto your paint.
True that.
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You should check everything not just worry about your fairings.
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You should check everything not just worry about your fairings.

Right you are, that is why I said fastenerS.

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How about sprocket nutZ? Break lightS? Fork sealS?
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How about sprocket nutZ? Break lightS? Fork sealS?

Yep, especially with the cap plurals.
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