Where to use threadlock on motorbike?

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by Monkeyboy13, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Monkeyboy13

    Monkeyboy13 New Member

    Hey guys. I'm putting a grubee 66cc motor kit on my bike, but I'm wondering, which bolts should I put threadlock on? I see that the ones fo that back sprocket assembly have lock washers on them. Will those be enough? or should I still use threadlock? Also, should I use red or blue locktite? Thanks for your help guys!
     

  2. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    I use it sparingly,putting it on threads i'm confidant won't need to be loosened for ages....even then i only use the blue.
    Spring washers & lock-nuts are more than adequate most of the time.
     
  3. I used red and blue on everything i could think of,head studs ,carb/exhaust studs ,only thing i didnt use it on was the kickstand which started to fall off after 3 rides so i got it also lol..
     
  4. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    I use red on the engine head, intake, and exhaust along with lock nuts. If need be I can heat the stud to remove. If I can't heat it I don't use it.
     
  5. WhizBangAndy

    WhizBangAndy Member

    Blue or green loctite on anything you dont want to lose on the road..lol
     
  6. buck

    buck Member

    I use the blue loctite on EVERY nut, bolt & screw on the bike except the throttle. I have logged over 2,500 miles this summer and nothing vibrated loose or gave me any problems.
     
  7. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Use threadlock on the left sprocket cover, that contains the clutch arm.
    Following a shaft bearing replacement, I was riding to work when all the screws
    vibrated out of that cover, leaving me with no way to release the clutch.
    I found the engine cover, but had to crank the clutchless engine to a start after every traffic light stop. Whew!
     
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