2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook by Umberto

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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook by Umberto

Post by 60something » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:57 pm

Great tutorial! Since we’re talking about tutorials, how about one listing the best way to secure various pieces of hardware on these bikes, ie, side cover bolts as opposed to engine bolts etc. I was also wondering about head nuts for example; I assume you can’t put loctite on those, because you’d never be able to properly retorque. What about lockwashers on those? I’m wondering, because I have new head/cylinder studs and getting all new hardware for everything else too. The nuts for the head are flange nuts, but you can get serrated flange nuts or smooth. What does the Guru use? Another one that is burning in my mind is clutch hub nuts; mine were really loose when I disassembled it...blue loctite?

I know the Guru must have other things to do, but a “hardware tutorial” would be a great addition to the excellent info on this forum. ;) (pretty please) :lol:
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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook by Umberto

Post by 60something » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:02 pm

P.S. if I was on any other forum, some troll would post something snarky about using the search button. The civil nature of KX Guru stands out from the rest, and it is much appreciated!

BTW, I do use the search button a lot lol :lol:
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1987 KX500
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1973 H2 750 Triple - gone but not forgotten

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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook by Umberto

Post by Sandblaster » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:56 am

Lol... Yeah, we don't allow that sort of behavior which isn't to hard.
This forum is more of a data repository then a chat forum such as is on Facebook.
But the baloney is for other sites as knowledge is our thing and we can all learn new things.

On the nut's and bolts thing it would be cool but also very time consuming.
If I could do it, it would not happen until winter.
I've got WAY to many projects going on that I have to get done.

But I'll tell you this... get a manual and use the torque values in it.
90% of all bolt related issues are from incorrect torque specs being used.

DO NOT EVER use and kind of locker for plastics... It's just not necessary and you will give yourself fits getting them out without ruining anything.
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Re: 2003-2007 Steel Frame Cookbook by Umberto

Post by 60something » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:10 pm

Good advice, thanks! I figured you might have some other things to do :lol:
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1987 KX500
1991 CB750 Nighthawk
1973 H2 750 Triple - gone but not forgotten

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