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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: GSpot on June 01, 2006, 02:34:12 pm

Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: GSpot on June 01, 2006, 02:34:12 pm
Is there a decent way to secure these front flicker units on the R 1150 GS because the constantly vibrate loose and you can not get the freakin spanner in to tighen it properly

Help me please  (Oh and I don not want to sell the bike )
Normaly there is some sarcastic comment   hahahahahaha
Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: Rebel on June 01, 2006, 04:31:29 pm
(http://www.bzc.co.uk/images/large-pratley.jpg)
Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: Scribble on June 01, 2006, 04:39:19 pm
try some loctite, usually works for stuff that keeps coming loose
Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: UFUDO on June 01, 2006, 06:15:35 pm
Loctite them...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: Ned_da_biker on June 01, 2006, 06:25:27 pm
loctite it!
But Pasop!
I broke my flicker in two when i tried to tighten it! :shock:
but thanks to Pratley... :P
Beter than new! :wink:
Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: shark_za on June 01, 2006, 07:57:29 pm
(http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews/masenm1ascopemount/graphics/l/loctite.jpg)

Speak to a KLR owner, vibration is part of life
Title: Re: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: Welsh on June 01, 2006, 08:23:04 pm
Quote from: "GSpot"
Is there a decent way to secure these front flicker units on the R 1150 GS because the constantly vibrate loose and you can not get the freakin spanner in to tighen it properly

Help me please  (Oh and I don not want to sell the bike )
Normaly there is some sarcastic comment   hahahahahaha


Yeah, loctite works, but make sure you clean the threads first with Acetone or you are wasting your time.

Welsh   8)
Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on June 01, 2006, 09:54:22 pm
Or brake cleaner if you have it.

This should be in Bikes. Mods?
Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: chrisB on June 02, 2006, 05:30:23 am
LOCKTITE IS YOUR FRIEND!  8)
Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: Scribble on June 02, 2006, 08:09:08 am
+1 on the cleaning even pratleys steel wont stick if the surface is not clean and oil free
Title: Damm GS flickers...
Post by: GSpot on June 02, 2006, 01:20:27 pm
Thanx to all that gave some input looks like Loctite wins