Stella Owners - Check Your Screws

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  1. R1150GSA

    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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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?
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  2. RiverRat280

    RiverRat280 Been here awhile

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    Use a little blue locktite and you won't have to worry about it again.
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  3. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    Cat-Daddy-O, where have you been?
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  4. R1150GSA

    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    Praying for all of you. How've you been BreadMan? Happy Spring!
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  5. wanderingwaldo

    wanderingwaldo n00b

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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.
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  6. R1150GSA

    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    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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  7. wanderingwaldo

    wanderingwaldo n00b

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    I was just giving some friendly advice, no need to be rude.
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  8. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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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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  9. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    PS: Welcome to the Asylum! :thumb
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  10. Jack90210

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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."

    PS: Welcome aboard, Waldo! :wave
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  11. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    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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