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Old 02-02-2010, 10:42 AM
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DNA Springer question.

I have a Springer front end and was wondering if I need to add Loctite on the nuts that hold the axle in place? Is this necessary?
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:59 PM
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I drilled some dimples in the axle and then put some grub screws in the locking nuts to keep them from moving
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I drilled some dimples in the axle and then put some grub screws in the locking nuts to keep them from moving
"grub screws" is that like set screws?
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:50 PM
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Should I use Blue or Red Loctite?
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I did not use any on mine and been riding it for two years now with no problems. Just tighten them up really tight. If I was going to loc tight it would be with blue just to make it a bit easier to take the nuts off when time to replace the tire.
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"grub screws" is that like set screws?
yup that's them (I keep forgetting that i'm on a US website at times )
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blue only.. with red 9 times out of 10 you will need heat to remove them
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Used blue on mine also.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:08 AM
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hell no i use red and torque to harley specs, a springer wants to losen an axle nut through twisting, better to use heat to remove than lose the front wheel.
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I would use blue Locktite.
If you are really worried, you can drill them and use safety wire.
Even if the nut came off the axle on a DNA springer, the axle is captured and the entire axle would have to slide all the way out to loose the front wheel.
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hell no i use red and torque to harley specs, a springer wants to losen an axle nut through twisting, better to use heat to remove than lose the front wheel.
Harley specs??? Wouldn't you want to use the specs that DNA ,the manufacturer, suggests?
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Harley specs??? Wouldn't you want to use the specs that DNA ,the manufacturer, suggests?

Agreed. If only DNA gave any specs, or instructions for that matter. I would like to order parts for my DNA springer but cannot find out how or where?
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:21 PM
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dna gives no specs, nor would they be able to tell you with out talking to a chinese engineer, also the wheel wouldnt come loose huh , ask kendal johnson about that.
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