Originally Posted by VENICE BOY
I use the stock nuts & bolts with the stock lock washers for everything!
I toss the flat washers & only use the lock washers everywhere.
I use red loctite on the engine mounts & exaust only...
I don't over tighten anything & I NEVER have any probems with the bolts coming loose!!!
After a few weeks of riding a new bike, I will "re-snug" all the bolts... after that, they're good for a very long time!
The trick is really to toss the flat washers & not over torque...
Finally the voice of reason. I was never particularly fond of those flat washers and they cause trouble sometimes when double nutting.