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I am in the process of changing timing belts on my 2000 GL 1500. I have been following the Tutorial which advises to use red thread lock on the belt tensioner bolts. My question is how hard will it be to get the bolts out again or would blue work ok
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forget which is which, but i would use the one that can be loosened again.
IIRC, that is the Blue one?
 

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Don't use the red.The only way to get it to release once cured is heat to 400 and some degrees. Red is permanent.
 

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Huum,I have never used any threadloc on any I’ve changed,do all the other bolts need threadloc?
 

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Huum,I have never used any threadloc on any I’ve changed,do all the other bolts need threadloc?
Me neither. Honda puts the stuff on bolts that don't make any sense, like one of the engine mount bolts you have to remove to change the timing belt on a V6, the only one you can't get a socket on.
 
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Only use the stuff for exceptional uses like extreme vibration.
 

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A Goldwing won’t ever see any vibration👍👍👍
 
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Thanks guys
I used the blue and got the belts on. Now just need to put it all back together. Thanks for the help.
 

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Honda thread lock colors are not the same. don't use off the self red thread lock.
from tech manual "Apply a locking agent Use a middle strength locking agent unless otherwise specified."
timing belt section calls for medium strength.
I get my hondalock from rockymountainatv.com. lower cost than loctite.

Hondalock 1 – Low-strength, blue colored threadlock for frequently removed and/or low-torque fasteners. Protects against corrosion and wear. Resists vibration, moisture and most chemicals.

Hondalock 2 – Medium-strength, orange-colored threadlock for medium- torque fasteners.

Hondalock 2HT – High-temperature, red-colored threadlock for medium-torque fasteners in high-temperature applications such as cylinder head exhaust studs.

Hondalock 3 – High-strength, green colored threadlock for semipermanent and or high-torque fasteners. Helps retain gears, bearings and pulleys to their shafts.
 

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Honda thread lock colors are not the same. don't use off the self red thread lock.
from tech manual "Apply a locking agent Use a middle strength locking agent unless otherwise specified."
timing belt section calls for medium strength.
I get my hondalock from rockymountainatv.com. lower cost than loctite.

Hondalock 1 – Low-strength, blue colored threadlock for frequently removed and/or low-torque fasteners. Protects against corrosion and wear. Resists vibration, moisture and most chemicals.

Hondalock 2 – Medium-strength, orange-colored threadlock for medium- torque fasteners.

Hondalock 2HT – High-temperature, red-colored threadlock for medium-torque fasteners in high-temperature applications such as cylinder head exhaust studs.

Hondalock 3 – High-strength, green colored threadlock for semipermanent and or high-torque fasteners. Helps retain gears, bearings and pulleys to their shafts.
Looks just like permatex colors, who probably packages them for Honda.
 

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think I will get some of that HondaLock #1
and use it on the screw under the bags, the trim keeps loosing the screws, and hanging down.
 

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If those screws are in plastic, I wouldn't use any thread lock. Most of it attacks the plastic.
yup, they are. go thru plastic and into a fahnstock clip, which is gone of course.
 

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If you want a cheap vibration proof easy remove locking compound put silicone in the tread
 

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Loctite colors & numbers
Purple #222 Low strength
Blue #243 (lock and seal) Medium strength
Red #263 (stud & bearing mount) High strength
Green #640 (sleeve retainer) Super strength
Blue #220 (wicking for preassembled joints) Low strength
Yellow/Green #290 (wicking for preassembled joints) Medium/High strength
Blue #425 (plastic, super glue based) Low strength
Of course there are hi-temp versions of most of these and a few other options like mil-spec variants.
Seems like the names and numbers might have changed over time, too.
 

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Loctite colors & numbers
Purple #222 Low strength
Blue #243 (lock and seal) Medium strength
Red #263 (stud & bearing mount) High strength
Green #640 (sleeve retainer) Super strength
Blue #220 (wicking for preassembled joints) Low strength
Yellow/Green #290 (wicking for preassembled joints) Medium/High strength
Blue #425 (plastic, super glue based) Low strength
Of course there are hi-temp versions of most of these and a few other options like mil-spec variants.
Seems like the names and numbers might have changed over time, too.
Never saw the 425 before. May be good alternative.
 
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