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Would the blue locktite Suzuki sells make it too difficult to remove bolts/nuts from the bike? I don't want to experience the falling-off-shifter syndrome.


2005 Blue SV650s: 375#
+ Rider with gear, soaking wet: 135#
= Good times.
 

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blue isn't too bad... red on the other hand... ;D
It also has the added benefit that it helps prevent the threads of the bolt/nut from getting fouled up with rust (which can actually make it easier to remove ;) ).
 

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Don't use red loctite on something unless it's specifically called for. Red loctite high strenght and pretty tenacious. It's generally safe to use blue anywhere unless the bolt threads into plastic.
 

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Ive heard of people doing this on dirtbikes and such. how do you go about it? How does the safety wire keep the bolt from turning?
 

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mattc said:
Ive heard of people doing this on dirtbikes and such. how do you go about it? How does the safety wire keep the bolt from turning?
You drill a hole in the bolt head or carefully through one of the "points" of a nut and then do like in the pics...
Safety wire has been around forever and is still used on critical fasteners on everything from printing press's, race cars and air/space craft.



 
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