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Regular fastener tightening interval?

Old 07-12-2012, 02:22 PM
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Regular fastener tightening interval?

On my lil bandit, the service manual called out a few different bolts that needed regular tightening (every 600mi or something) like engine casing, exhaust, frame bolts, ect. They would basically vibrate loose over time, and needed regular attention.

I haven't read the whole manual over. But I did do a few keyword searches and turned up nothing about this for the hawk, just your standard tighten to xx torque.

So my question is, are there specific bolts that need regular attention? I'm about to go on a trip this weekend up to Catskill NY (@180mi one way), and don't want anything falling apart/getting loose on me.

And I do use blue loctite on anything that doesn't touch rubber/plastic....

All suggestions appreciated!
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:58 PM
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Not quite individual nuts & bolts as such

but check engine/swing arm/shock linkages which need checking as bearings can seize up. Also a dab of grease under the rubber boot starter motor bolt/lead connection won't go amiss.



www.vtr1000.org • View topic - *** IMPORTANT*** Swingarm and linkage bearings servicing***

Battery connections can vibrate loose so make sure they're clean and tight.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:45 PM
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Good to know Wicky! Thanks!!

But thats really it? Seems too easy LOL
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