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    Bolts that hold rotors to wheel - loctite / anti-seize

    Prepping to put my CBR F2 front end on and I did not see any loctite nor anti-seize on the rotor carrier bolts.

    Just wondering what the general consensus is for using both of these compounds on these bolts? Is green loctite the preferred strength or would blue be a better fit?

    Thanks in advance!

    Mark
    88' NT650 Hawk - 2nd owner
    <94 F2 front end // Fox TC // Telefix clip on // Hord Uni + 3.0 kit>

    92' VFR 750 - 3rd owner


    86' Rebel 450 - Free off craigslist!

    #2
    If by rotor carrier bolts you mean the bolts that mount the rotor to the rim, I used blue loctite and didn't have any problems at all. I would for SURE use some form of threadlock. I think there was a post on here where someone had a F2 front end and the bolt from the rotor came loose on one side and chewed up the fork leg and caliper.
    You know your a hawkaddict when you check ebay and craigslist every hour for parts to upgrade

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      #3
      +1 on blue locktite. I use it everywhere on the bike.
      BTW: dont try to 'chase' the threads with a tap to clean them out. (i did)
      The cast aluminum is so sticky, it picks up on the tap and ruins the threads.
      -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
      -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
      -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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        #4
        Originally Posted by NT696
        +1 on blue locktite. I use it everywhere on the bike.
        BTW: dont try to 'chase' the threads with a tap to clean them out. (i did)
        The cast aluminum is so sticky, it picks up on the tap and ruins the threads.
        use proper thread cutting fluid that way the aluminium won't stick to the tool (also works for drills, mills and lathe tools)
        also known as Pretpiloot.

        riding the scraphawk, and the Frankenstein CB250RS

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          #5
          I did use cutting fluid. Its no help at all when hand-tapping. The aluminum is so cheezy it sticks like crazy. -Just a heads up, thats all.
          -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
          -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
          -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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            #6
            Use the blue
            I put a new front end on.....and forgot to locktite them...
            oops 2 bolts worked loose dug into the forks all while was overtaking at 80mph.....Shit myself wondered what was happening so chucked it in a ditch....Now in the shed waiting to go back together
            ARCIE31
            If your not livin' on the edge your taking up too much room

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              #7
              Originally Posted by ARCIE31
              Use the blue
              I put a new front end on.....and forgot to locktite them...
              oops 2 bolts worked loose dug into the forks all while was overtaking at 80mph.....Shit myself wondered what was happening so chucked it in a ditch....Now in the shed waiting to go back together
              ARCIE31
              Dude, that sucks Did you get banged up?
              Rich G

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                #8
                Cheers for the concern. Not a scratch or bump or bruise....Knocked 5 years off me with heart stopping fear.
                150 ($300) should see the front end put right
                ARCIE 31
                If your not livin' on the edge your taking up too much room

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