Bored of doing up centre/main stand bolts

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by AntReed, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. AntReed

    AntReed Been here awhile

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    Is it just me or does everyone else periodically have to tighten the bolts that hold the centre stand on? Every few weeks it seems. I had the same with my 1200. Feels like thread lock doesn’t seem to work either.

    I’m considering getting a longer bolt and putting a nyloc nut ion the back of it

    Any recommendations of fixes appreciated
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  2. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    They should be Shouldered Bolts with Self Locking Nuts.
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  3. The Maz

    The Maz Clueless and lost

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    I've lost 2 already.
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  4. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    Locktite?
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  5. AntReed

    AntReed Been here awhile

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    Tried it, just blue but with no luck. I think it’s going to be longer bolt, double nut!
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  6. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    I just looked up the center stand mounting hardware... It should look like this... There is tread locker applied at the factory.

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  7. The Maz

    The Maz Clueless and lost

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    After losing the factory installed bolt, I applied extra loctite on the replacement and I still lost it.
    It is always the kickstand side that loses the bolt on mine.
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  8. AntReed

    AntReed Been here awhile

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    Exactly the same here also, i always realise it is loose when working on something else on the bike so have the correct wrench to hand to nip it up. I will order some bits this weekend and let you know how it goes for me
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