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Old 04-18-2006, 06:42 AM   #1
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Stella Owners - Check Your Screws

All of the hex screws in my front brake rotor were loose upon returning home from a ride this past Saturday. ALL OF THEM!

Had I not investigated the strange sound coming from my front end I would never have known.

If you find that yours are loose, beware. They are made of pretty soft steel. Don't overtighten them or you'll strip the heads. I'm not going to tell you how I know this. Just trust me, OK?
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:04 AM   #2
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Use a little blue locktite and you won't have to worry about it again.
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:52 PM   #3
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All of the hex screws in my front brake rotor were loose upon returning home from a ride this past Saturday. ALL OF THEM!

Had I not investigated the strange sound coming from my front end I would never have known.

If you find that yours are loose, beware. They are made of pretty soft steel. Don't overtighten them or you'll strip the heads. I'm not going to tell you how I know this. Just trust me, OK?
Cat-Daddy-O, where have you been?
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:43 AM   #4
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Cat-Daddy-O, where have you been?

Praying for all of you. How've you been BreadMan? Happy Spring!
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:48 AM   #5
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lockwashers

if you've got enough thread (4 threads are about all you need for most bolts not in an exceptionally agressive application) split lockwashers are great to prevent bolts from backing out, and won't get you in a "sticky" situation when dismantling as adhesives can.
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:00 PM   #6
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if you've got enough thread (4 threads are about all you need for most bolts not in an exceptionally agressive application) split lockwashers are great to prevent bolts from backing out, and won't get you in a "sticky" situation when dismantling as adhesives can.

Speak English, you half-bake! I just put stainless steel bolts in with blue LocTite and everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) has an opinion.

You know what? I put those stainless steel screws in and who cares? They're in! I'm so sure they're better than the screws our Indian friends installed, I willing to bet my life on it.

There. I'm done. Over and out!
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:53 AM   #7
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I was just giving some friendly advice, no need to be rude.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:28 AM   #8
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I was just giving some friendly advice, no need to be rude.
Don't mind him. He's just upset that he stripped out the head on one of those precious stainless screws and needs to take it out on someone who is right.

He'll be better after communion (Father Muldoon always slips him a Prozac instead of a host).
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:29 AM   #9
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Don't mind him. He's just upset that he stripped out the head on one of those precious stainless screws and needs to take it out on someone who is right.

He'll be better after communion (Father Muldoon always slips him a Prozac instead of a host).


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Old 04-23-2006, 10:53 AM   #10
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Is blue Loc-Tite heat resistant enough to use on rotor bolts? Just wonderin'.


BTW ... I don't believe in lock washers, personally. In the NASA Fastener Design Guide, the author states the following regarding helical split washers: "In summary, a lockwasher of this type is useless for locking."

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Old 04-24-2006, 05:07 AM   #11
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Is blue Loc-Tite heat resistant enough to use on rotor bolts? Just wonderin'.
Good point! Both blue and red loctite release when hot, and it doesn't take that much heat. One way to find out. Use the loctite, go for a ride, then see if the screws turn out easily while the rotor is hot.
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