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BurnCycle
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February 9, 2006, 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by nunyadambusiness
Loctight?
No, Loctite.

Used to keep bolts from backing out. Red = Strong, Blue = Medium & Green is soft. Blue is the most common used but you'll find that Suzuki really likes the red stuff... the bastards. I want to change my rearset lever to a short one but the three small bolts with blue Loctite have already twisted one Allen key.

If Loctite is used and bolt head snaps it would be a royal pain to remove it.

BlackHatch, the idea of welding came to mind but the bearings would have to removed/replaced because of the heat generated in the process of welding the aluminum. The hole is not in a load sensitive area nor does it go through to the steering stem. Yes, it would have been questionable if I was drilling next to the welded frame rail. The welded area would then need to be cleaned and the material removed during that process would in effect weaken the stop.


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