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Is loctite required

I am changing my primary spring tomorrow night. Is loctite required on the primary clutch bolt? If so is it ok to ride my machine about 12 hours after re torquing the bolt with loctite?

I see it sets in 10 minutes and fully cures in 24 hours.

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no loctite on primary but i know some people use it on the secondary but it don't call for it. loctite takes a lot longer to set if its cold out, fyi. i use loctite on every bolt i remove except the fender bolts and clutch bolts. I've had shock bolts and a-arm bolts come loose before.

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Haha I have a little ocd and don’t want that bolt to ever come loose or have to worry about it.

So I will be ok changing the spring out and re torquing to 74 ft lbs.

Sounds way better to use loctite we ride pretty aggressive so It is possible to see bolts coming loose.
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I never use thread locker on the primary clutch bolt but I do use a torque wrench to set it. Never had any loosening issue here.
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Ok thanks!
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Haha I have a little ocd and don’t want that bolt to ever come loose or have to worry about it.

So I will be ok changing the spring out and re torquing to 74 ft lbs.

Sounds way better to use loctite we ride pretty aggressive so It is possible to see bolts coming loose.
sounds good until that bolt gets stuck on there and it happens a lot, hence the reason i don't loctite it. I'm a torque wrench guy as well and those are the only bolts i check and re-torque after every ride.
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Sounds good I will just re torque and make sure to check it every once in a while
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Just a word of caution. Or two, really. Ha ha. First, there're DIFFERENT kinds of thread lockers, or loctite, but mainly RED and BLUE, so always specify which one when discussing it. They're VERY different . The blue is the mild version, while the red is called permanent, because you'd probably strip the head or break the bolt while attempting to remove it. And even with tons of heat, it takes a hefty head/bolt to remove without damage, but many times, you just can't apply it where the bolt is, due to neighboring plastic, sensors, etc. The second caution is to NOT use loctite if not called for; it's not needed, as mentioned above. But if you insist, at least use the blue one. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for your advise. I do know the difference between red and blue loctite haha. But I didn’t end up using any like I was told not to! I went for a long ride on Saturday so next week I will just open the clutch cover and re torque it
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I'm paranoid, so I used a dab of blue.

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