No H-D Project is complete without Loctite

   We all know our beloved American V-Twin Motorcycles can rattle and shake a bit. As we head into the prime customization time, we need to consider counter measures insuring the nuts, bolts, and screws stay put. There are options 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, LoctLoctite blueitie Threadlocker Blue 242 is what we will use most of.  Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 is designed for the locking and sealing of threaded fasteners which require normal disassembly with standard hand tools. The product cures when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces. It protects threads from rust and corrosion and prevents loosening from shock and vibration. Loctite 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:

  • 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 and 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.

   Next we havLoctitie Rede Loctite Threadlocker Red 271 for when staying power is a more permanent need.  Loctite Threadlocker 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 once cured by heating up parts to 500°F (260°C). This is the tough stuff, Loctite Threadlocker Red 271!

Recommended For:

  • 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 Greengoing to showcase is Loctitie Threadlocker Green 290. Loctite Threadlocker 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. Loctite Threadlocker Green 290 cures when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces. It prevents loosening from shock and vibration and 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

   These along with many other products from Loctite that are designed to make life easier are available at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com). No tool box should be without them.