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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2004, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Advice for exhaust bolts

Went for a cruise with the wife on the VTX today..was a nice ride, but during the 2nd half of our ride there was a metal rattle that wasn't there before and some really nasty exhaust backfire. I thought maybe a wire pulled lose from the power commander so I stopped at a parking lot. Turns out one of the bolts for the exhaust came out and the other was half out. Was too hot to touch so I just got it back home and tightened the loose bolt and replaced the missing one.

Question is, obviously the vibration shook the bolts out. Should I use locktite (and which application type) on something like exhaust bolts? I'm always worried about later removal of the bolts, so I'm hesitant about using it.

Any advice?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2004, 03:51 AM
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DO NOT use RED, use blue.....if you're gonna use it. Me, I'd go lock washers first and see if it helps out, if not THEN use loc-tite.
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I use LokTite Blu on just about every fasterner on the bike. I Never did like lock washers.

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Originally posted by RickC1957
I use LokTite Blu on just about every fasterner on the bike. I Never did like lock washers.
what he said.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2004, 10:19 AM
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Lock tight will melt out, and not last, especially on the exaust, the solution for the HD(used to loose bolts all the time) is to pick up metal lock bolts, the nylocks will melt, but they make a metal one that works just as well, and will not fall out, i found mine at auto zone, the other solution that has been used is to double but the exaust, with two nuts, its almost imposibale for only one to fall off
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