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Would it be a good idea to put a little bit of LocTite on the threads of the bolts that you use to install swingarm spools?

I would think so just because of the vibration that's gonna go thru the swingarm when you're riding. Don't want them to work their way out and come off.
 

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Well, I put them on without for now. I'll check them once I get a chance to take the bike out and ride it. Probably LocTite them later just to be safe.
 

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i used some, but after a wreck the bolt broke off in the swingarm.....it's been a PITA to remove. i wish i hadn't used it.
 

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If you don't use loctite, get used to the idea of bolts and parts falling off in the road.
 

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If you don't use loctite, get used to the idea of bolts and parts falling off in the road.
For an HD that statement is true anyway.
 

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The SV also ... my horn is along some road in NH ... so are the bolts that hold my gastank. Your kit is now put to good use! :thumbsup:

BTW, all those parts fell off after I brought my bike to the dealer ... I never returned as a result of that experience.

I now torque all my bolts and use loctite blue or green. On everything but axle bolts.
 

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I never loctite anything on the SV, other than what it calls for in the manual..rotors bolts, etc. Proper torque spec has always worked for me.
 

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would recommend not. its not an integral part of the bike in the first place and secondly I recently sheared a spool bolt off in my accident and had to use a bolt extractor for the first time. It really would have been a PITA if I had used any locktite at all on that bolt... I'm guessing.
 

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Please please don't use red.
 

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I never loctite anything on the SV, other than what it calls for in the manual..rotors bolts, etc. Proper torque spec has always worked for me.
+1 Proper torque for the win. Bolts are designed to stay tight indefinitly if torqed properly. Since this is an M8 going into steel you'd want to do around 20N-m. If you don't have a torque wrench just do it til its snug and then a little bit more.
 

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It shouldn't hurt anything, it's probably a good thing.

Blue Loctite is extremely easy to remove, I sometimes think it doesn't do anything. But I do use it on certain bolts, of course only metal to metal contact.
 
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