Sunday, March 30, 2014

KTM Sidestand Spring Bolt

Twice I have lost the bolt that holds my side stand up on the KTM! Thankfully the KTM has a backup rubber band to hold the side stand up.
It is a silly design where the spring bracket probably helps to turn the bolt loose as it vibrates up and down.
The second time I had to buy one of these I was careful to clean it and use loctite blue to hold it in place. An as an extra precaution I marked it with some paint so I could see if it started to loosen.
And look at this, a mere couple hundred dirt miles later and it's coming out!

I can't believe it!

OK, now loctite red. It's too much for a little bolt but I can't stand losing this thing again.