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#132591 - 01/11/08 2:46 am Locktite needed?  
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I've got two questions for the experts on the board.
1. I'm going to be replacing the inner head bolt washers on my 72 Bonneville with the larger ones. Should I use locktite on the bolts that secure the rocker boxes to the head and if so would I use red or blue?

2. I'm also going to be replacing the leaf spring detent with a new heavy duty unit from MAP. What type of gasket sealer would everyone recommend for the inner and outer trans cover gaskets?

As always thanks for the help.

Dave


1972 T120RV
1972 Honda CB100 K2 SS
2005 Bonneville T-100
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#132592 - 01/11/08 4:28 am Re: Locktite needed?  
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Dave,

I'd stay away from the loc-tite around the head....If the head and boxes are true and your fasteners are clean dry and not stretched out, the torque settings should be sufficient to hold the box and head fast....

I'm gonna put my flame suit one before I say this, but the only place I'd use red loc-tite on my bike would be the bolts that hold the brake caliper halves together.....your 72 T120 doesn't have that problem... laugh

I don't use any gasket sealer on gearbox covers....I just make sure the surfaces are clean and smear a thin coat of grease on the gasket before I offer it up.......

I have read here of people having good luck with Yamabond/Three Bond and the like.....I just don't like the idea of excess squeezing out and getting into gears, oilways, etc.......

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#132593 - 01/11/08 4:16 pm Re: Locktite needed?  
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Steve: Thanks for the reply, I had not heard of using grease but it's a great idea.

Dave


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#132594 - 01/11/08 5:34 pm Re: Locktite needed?  
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Quote:
Originally posted by JubeePrince:
I don't use any gasket sealer on gearbox covers... I just make sure the surfaces are clean and smear a thin coat of grease on the gasket...
Dave -
Read it again. He didn't say he sealed the g/b with grease alone.

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#132595 - 01/11/08 9:18 pm Re: Locktite needed?  
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Quote:
I'm gonna put my flame suit one before I say this, but the only place I'd use red loc-tite on my bike would be the bolts that hold the brake caliper halves together....
Don't forget that rotor nut. eek

Although I belive, and hope, that the green loctite is OK in that location. g g g


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#132596 - 01/11/08 9:51 pm Re: Locktite needed?  
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by gs750:
<strong> [QUOTE] Don't forget that rotor nut. eek

Although I belive, and hope, that the green loctite is OK in that location. bigt

g ,

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#132597 - 01/11/08 9:57 pm Re: Locktite needed?  
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Thanks RF - I understood his point of using the grease on the gaskets. My interpretation of the use of the grease was to help hold the gasket in place while the covers are being secured as well as adding a little to the quality of the gasket seal. I think it's a great idea and plan on using it.

Dave


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