Hi every one.
I recieved my XC 1000 yesterday and I’m going to start the assembly tomorrow on my day off from work.
I was just wondering if you guys could give me some pointers on where / where not to put the blue loctite. Is it a good idea to put some on the nuts for the wheels ect or just use it on the framework?
Any help is really appreciated.
On a side note, I didn’t realise the GT2 belt was so thin they look so much bigger in the videos lol
Thanks for the fast reply.would you recommend a different product?
Apply to every screw but the acme
Actually, we should be using purple loctite. 222 blue is for 1/4-3/4”.
So change you name,
I was going to mention that about your username but I didn’t wanna come across as being cheeky ha
Really? You just can’t let that go, can you?
A lot of people have had problems with the set screws coming loose on the pulleys. I think they changed them to press on style now.
I’m just going through all the little packs now to make sure everythin arrived ok. Haven’t come across them yet… soo many baggies lol
Loctite (not locktite workinwoods…) is not needed on any screws that are held in with a nylon lock nut. In fact, loctite can break down the nylon if it’s used.
The acme pulley set screws need it and most of the extrusion screws but again, if there’s a nylon lock nut, no need for loctite.
Thanks @JustinBusby. I’ll keep that in mind. Suppose it defeats the purpose of a lock nut . Cheers
Also be careful, loctite can act as a lubricant when tightening and you could over tighten/strip the button screws.