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Old 08-14-2009, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: Loc-Tite or lock nuts - which is better?

Originally Posted by VENICE BOY View Post
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.
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