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I took off my discs last week to have my wheels painted and the allan bolts were on very tight my friend told me that your supposed to put them back on with red lock tight. I know you torque them to 20 But am I supposed to use the red I bought the High strength threadlocker. Any help please. I just don't want to be screwed next time I try to take them off.
 

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I was just wondering because I read the repair manual and it also says to apply a non permanent locking agent to the rear disk. Thanks for the help.
 

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Its a precaution..
The wheels, and especially the brake discs are subject to a lot of vibration and stress, and even tourqued it is possible for them to come out.
The loctite will ensure they do not wiggle loose at all, you would not want one of those to come loose at high speed :)

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joep411,

My mistake.

When you said you removed your discs (plural), I assumed you meant the front discs. You should indeed take a non-permanent locking agent to the rear disc mounting bolts.

The terms "red Loctite" and "blue Loctite" are confusing because the color of the agent can differ from that of the dispenser. Also, the color of the agents vary among manufacturers. For instance, my rear disc mounting bolts came with a non-permanent, red agent.

It sounds like you got Threadlocker 262, which is permanent. You want Threadlocker 242, which is non-permanent. Check out the Loctite threadlocker line at loctite.com.
 

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Rob,
Thanks alot, my back and front had that red loctite from the factory. Do I have to put it on the front again or just the back?
 

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According to the 1997 Kawasaki service manual, you need to apply threadlocker only to the rear bolts.

Interestingly the manual also says, "an example of a non-permanent locking agent commonly available in North America is Loctite Lock'n Seal (Blue)."
 
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