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    What is the issue with using red Loctite with aluminum, other than needing heat to release it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDaddy View Post
    What is the issue with using red Loctite with aluminum, other than needing heat to release it?
    I think that's it. If you want to release it, the instructions say to heat it to 500!F, or risk damage to the bolt/hole if you try to break it free without heating it. I know I'd be reluctant to try to heat an aluminum hub to 500F. Granted, there wouldn't be very many reasons to actually disassemble this part of the wheel, but you never know. Reality is that mine were loctited from the factory and I checked them and reapplied blue Loctite 9 months ago, and I haven't had any problems
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    Checked mine, 2800km, all was tight.

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    Just checked mine, 10400 miles. Two snugged up a little but none were 'loose' per say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Jarvis View Post
    this is why i investigated.. Noticed a wobbly sprocket while on the paddock stand.

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    A shout out for great service. I noticed the hub was loose on my Factory when changing a tyre at around 5000 miles. No loctite on the bolts. Had obviously been loose for a while as the holes in the hub had elongated slightly. I loctited the bolts and re checked them 1500 miles later at the next tyre change. No problem. When the bike went in for its early 12000 service to Wheels at Peterborough I mentioned this and asked if Aprilia would replace the hub and bolts under warranty as they must have been affected by being loose for so long. Wheels argued with Aprilia for me and got a complete rear wheel assembly for me. Result. Well done Wheels. That is the second warranty claim I have had in two years and the second time Wheels have exceeded my expectations.

    Even the service cost which I had been warned could be 800+ if any of the valves needed shimming was less than I thought. 3 exhaust and 1 inlet valve on the rear cylinders needed slight opening but the bill was still under 700.
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    RSV4 RF, 600 kms done and two bolts are loose

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenHut View Post
    RSV4 RF, 600 kms done and two bolts are loose
    Are you talking about the 10 hub to wheel bolts, or the five sprocket to carrier nuts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amauri View Post
    Are you talking about the 10 hub to wheel bolts, or the five sprocket to carrier nuts?
    Sprocket to carrier. I will make a short video and post it here in 12 hours.

    How common is this with Aprilia's? My 2013 Factory had one loose too. And this when new

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    OK,

    The five sprocket nuts you are referring to are not the subject of this thread.
    Please post on the appropriate thread here:
    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...hem-TSB-issued



    Quote Originally Posted by TenHut View Post
    Sprocket to carrier. I will make a short video and post it here in 12 hours.
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    Since you removed / cleaned and retorqued all 10 M6 bolts to 11 FT/lbs. have you inspected them since then / All OK ?


    Quote Originally Posted by NUMBER41 View Post
    Small update here. Disassembled my rear wheel tonight. I've got quite a few maintenance/upgrade tasks planned as part of my 1 year maintenance: CRG RC2 levers, CF undertail, SAMCO Hoses/clamps, radiator & oil cooler guards, aluminum coolant manifold upgrade, plus oil/filter change and air filter clean. Anyway, after reading this sticky, figured I better disassemble the rear wheel to see what's going on. Lucky for me, I found this:


    It's a 13' RSV4F with a VIN data plate saying it was assembled in June of 13. All of the bolts were tight and definitely had thread lock on them. So, to add something to this sticky: I tried torqueing the bolts to see how tight they were torqued, but the thread lock was screwing that up. So, I applied just enough CCW torque to each bolt to get it just started moving, then started re-torqueing each bolt. Checked all 10 of them this way and EVERY one of them was torqued to 15 nm (11 ft-lbs for those of us cursed to live in a country that doesn't use the metric system.) So, unbolted each one, cleaned, blue Loctite, and torqued back to 15 nm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David_HX View Post
    Since you removed / cleaned and retorqued all 10 M6 bolts to 15 FT/lbs. have you inspected them since then / All OK ?
    The post you quoted shows torquing them at 15nm/11ftlbs not 15ftlbs
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    ... corrected / thanx
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    Just yesterday did mine. Hub was rotated like a 10th of a mm but all bolts were intact. Give them a 16NM torque and blue loctite

    Thanks a lot guys for the tip.......

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