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I just want to vent the craziness of these locktite.

yamaha put blue locktite on the brake pedal bolt, it is a **** of a bolt to remove, took my breaker bar to move it.

do you guys really use locktite? I think proper torque is enough already.
 

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I just want to vent the craziness of these locktite.

yamaha put blue locktite on the brake pedal bolt, it is a **** of a bolt to remove, took my breaker bar to move it.

do you guys really use locktite? I think proper torque is enough already.
Yes. Use proper locktite. Motorcycles tend to vibrate fasteners off if not properly torqued with locktite applied. Some go even further and use safety wire on fasteners.
 

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Tell the DRZ crowd NOT to loctite their bikes lol. I use loctite. I dont think they use blue on the brake, probably white, or whatever the stuff is thats stronger than red, but I could be wrong. I stripped my bolt trying to take the rear brake pedal off. I had to unmount the entire pedal, and rotate the pedal/mount at the same time and finally got it off.

An impact wrench is recommended when you think you are about to strip bolts.
 

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I use loctite as well.

I don't think the problem you initially had was due to the blue loctite, its just Yamaha factory techs just seemingly over-torques most everything.
 

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It was still hard after the bolt was moved. So it definitely is the locktite
 

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I know it's off-topic but...


Don't use loktite on ANY plastic. I had a bright idea of using loktite to secure the arms and mounts of my GoPro camera and everywhere I placed the loktite, the plastic just crumbled in about one hour.
Now, I have to buy new mounts and a new case for my GoPro.
 

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**** yeah use loctite. Put a pipe extension on that wrench & harness some leverage. You should try working on an M1A1 tank for 8 years like I did-everything is heavy and you're definitely going to get injured once. Seen a lot of missing fingers. There are different "grades" of loctite though. J

Just don't mistake your loctite tube for hemorrhoid cream, your toothpaste tube, or personal lubricant. That would be bad.
 
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