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Bjs14
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Loctite

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Hey everyone,

I just picked up an 80 gl1100. While I am disassembling it I had a hard time with the swing arm bolts. Had to do pb blaster, heat, even broke a breaker bar (cheap harbor freight one) :roll: but eventually got it. The bolt looks like it has some thread locker on it, and after that experience I don't care much to use loctite again ha. I am curious do any of you guys use loctite on the swing arm bolts? Should I use some sort of anti-seize? Thanks


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biguns
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Anything that requires a specific torque you should never use anti seize it will affect proper torque, If it requires lock tight I would use blue medium. If the book(factory manual) doesn't say it needs it then I wouldn't.
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Re: Loctite

Post by WingAdmin »

The left side is held in place with the jam nut - once you remove that jam nut, the pivot bolt should be easily removed.

The right side is just torqued in place. I used an impact wrench to break mine free.

Make sure you have grease on the tips of the pivot bolts when you reassemble. No loctite should be used. The right side pivot bolt (without the jam nut) is torqued to 72 ft-lb. The left side pivot bolt gets installed and torqued to 13 ft-lb, then you move the swingarm up and down several times before re-torquing that pivot bolt again. Then you install the jam nut, and while preventing the inner pivot bolt from turning, torque the jam nut to 72 ft-lb. Again, no loctite or anti-seize is required or should be used.
Bjs14
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Re: Loctite

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Awesome! Appreciate guys, really good stuff


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