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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Little issue

Was gonna head out for a ride and cleaned up the bike. While drying the front notices a little issue. Only one of the tree bolts left was tight. One missing all together. My question is I just got tires put on, would they not thread lock these?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 03:32 AM
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WOW!! If a shop left it like that I would never set foot in there again. That is very dangerous to not have the pinch bolts holding the axle and nut from spinning loose.
To answer your question, you do not need thread lock just properly torqued to spec.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Ya I am calling today.......
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Well, they said the torqued down the bolts and would not budge dom that so last time for the little shop in town. Gonna have to go to the other shop from now on.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 01:24 PM
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If they properly torqued them down, there is no damn way they came loose or fell out. The shop is not going to admit fault because of the risks it caused.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2019, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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I agree with you, they said that lock tite can cause issues have you heard of that before?
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 03:15 AM
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I personally would NOT use locktite on them, they do not need it. Cause a problem? Not sure either way on that one.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, well ill torque it down and see what happens
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 07:39 AM
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I have always followed the Kawasaki recommended procedure. Tighten the axle nut to spec. Push down on the front forks a few times and then torque the pinch bolts. I have never had an issue with this. That shop sounds down right scary!!!!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 12:16 PM
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This is not the first time I've heard of some dim bulb leaving things loose and dangerous for the customer to (hopefully) deal with.

Almost all shops have one guy who knows what's going on, but many times, so-called "simple" tasks are left to the cheap helpers. Another reason I've done most of my own work for the past 50 years. No sense paying someone who's not even as smart as I am to do things that could affect my health.

It may be a pig, but it's a pig with a rocket in it's ass!
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just waiting for the new bolt to come in. Thanks for the info.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Bolt is in, replaced by me....so it should be good
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