For more than 55 years, Loctite has been Keeping it Together

   We all know our beloved American V-Twin Motorcycles can rattle and shake a bit. What options do we have to keep all the nuts and bolts from literally hitting the highway? You can use Loctite Threadlockers to keep everything in place. Here at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we offer a wide variety of Loctite products that when used properly, nearly eliminate the need to constantly check nuts and bolts to make sure all is well.

   For most of us, L31190s8octite Threadlocker Blue 242 is what we will use most. Blue 242 is designed for “the locking and sealing of threaded fasteners which require normal disassembly with standard hand tools.” This product is designed to cure when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces. It protects the threads from rust and corrosion and prevents loosening from shock and vibration. Threadlocker Blue 242 is particularly suited for applications on less active substrates such as stainless steel and plated surfaces, where disassembly is required for servicing.

Recommended For:
Any service bolt on your motorcycle. Accessory bolts that may be changed out as a theme changes or when the item is worn out and needs to be replaced. Use on metal fasteners 1/4′ (6 mm) to 3/4′ (19 mm) in diameter such as bolts on small engines, swing sets and furniture.

Not Recommended For:
Use in pure oxygen and/or oxygen rich systems. Also should not be selected as a sealant for chlorine or other strong oxidizing materials. Use on plastic parts, particularly thermoplastic materials where stress cracking of the plastic could result.

loctite 271   Next we have Loctitie Red Threadlocker 271. When staying power is a more permanent need.  Loctite Red 271 is designed for the permanent locking and sealing of threaded fasteners. The product cures when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces. It protects threads from rust and corrosion and prevents it from loosening from shock and vibration. It is only removable after it has cured by heating up the parts to 500°F (260°C). This is the tough stuff, Loctite Threadlocker Red 271!

Recommended For: Non-servicable locations, anytime you need a screw/bolt to stay put. Use on metal fasteners up to 1″ (25 mm) in diameter such as bolts on decks, ready-to-assemble furniture, mounts, rings, gear bolts and frame bolts

Not Recommended For: Use on plastic parts, particularly thermoplastic materials where stress cracking of the plastic could result. Use in pure oxygen and/or oxygen rich systems and should not be selected as a sealant for chlorine or other strong oxidizing materials.

The last Loctite product I am loctite 290 greengoing to showcase is Loctitie Threadlocker Green 290. Loctite Green 290 is designed for the locking and sealing of threaded fasteners. Due to it’s low viscosity and capillary action, the product wicks between engaged threads and eliminates the need to disassemble prior to application. Threadlocker 290 cures when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces. It prevents loosening from shock and vibration, as well as leakage from shock and vibration and protects threads from rust and corrosion. The product can also be used to fill porosity in welds, casting and powder metal parts. Localized heating and hand tools are needed for disassembly.

Recommended For: Use on metal fasteners 1/12″ (2.2 mm) to 1/2″ (12.7 mm) in diameter such as pre-assembled fasteners, instrumentation crews, carburetors and electrical connectors

Not Recommended For: Use in pure oxygen and/or oxygen rich systems and should not be selected as a sealant for chlorine or other strong oxidizing materials. Pre-assembled threads in a blind hole. Use on plastic parts, particularly thermoplastic materials where stress cracking of the plastic could result

When you arloctite set 05400e assembling anything, you want to make sure you have the appropriate Loctite near by. It could be the difference between trouble free and troublesome. These threadlockers along with many other products from Loctite designed to make life easier are available from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and can be yours today. No tool box should be without them. There is even a convenient multi-pack that has threadlockers as well as anti-seize and thread sealant packaged together so you are covered in one ceonvenient package.