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I just pulled my frame sliders off to adjust them and one of them was corroded about 1/2 an inch near the top. I had to chase the thread with a tap and die to get it back in after cleaning all the crap out. I had used Loctite blue on them.

A little harrowing, thought I screwed up the frame of my bike.
 

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I just pulled my frame sliders off to adjust them and one of them was corroded about 1/2 an inch near the top. I had to chase the thread with a tap and to get it back in after cleaning all the crap out. I had used Loctite blue on them.

A little harrowing, thought I screwed up the frame of my bike.
I used a little anti seize on the threads when I installed mine. It will solve the corrosion issue.
 

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I noticed white powdery corrosion on the right side brake caliper bolts. I put waterproof grease on them after scrubbing them.
 

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Electrochemical corrosion! .... different metals react with each other
Galvanic corrosion specifically-exacerbated by water intrusion(worse if it's salt water), and a mild electrical current, which all bikes have to some degree. Makes sense with aluminum frame and stainless bolts, and their proximity to the battery, but not sure why DNFDOUG has it on the caliper bolts. Any suggestions for prevention, and is anti seize a viable solution? Had frame sliders on my R6 for the 10 years I owned it and never had this issue-and I live in Hawaii with a high moisture/salt content in the air. Wierd.
 

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Which sliders did you use?

I just pulled my frame sliders off to adjust them and one of them was corroded about 1/2 an inch near the top. I had to chase the thread with a tap and to get it back in after cleaning all the crap out. I had used Loctite blue on them.

A little harrowing, thought I screwed up the frame of my bike.
 

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My CBR954RR had aluminum caliper bolts that were recommended to be replaced after every removal. These seem to attract corrosion. It looks like I will have to go down to the fastener store and get some stainless ones.
 

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I have the OES and the directions said to use grease and 32ft.lbs, on the spools they said loctite. I only use BelRay waterproof grease on my motorcycles .RR:cool:
 

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Loctite is an anaerobic adhesive.... it will do nothing to prevent corrosion.


I just pulled my frame sliders off to adjust them and one of them was corroded about 1/2 an inch near the top. I had to chase the thread with a tap and die to get it back in after cleaning all the crap out. I had used Loctite blue on them.

A little harrowing, thought I screwed up the frame of my bike.
 

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Loctite is an anaerobic adhesive.... it will do nothing to prevent corrosion.
Except seal the thread from the air and moisture that contributes to corrosion.
Research thread lockers and corrosion inhibition.

" A good choice for medium-strength and medium-viscosity threadlocking is Loctite 243. It ensures that the threaded connection is resistant to vibration, media and temperature, while still allowing disassembly. It acts both as a retainer and as a sealant and prevents corrosion in the thread. "

A professional approach to threadlocking - Henkel
 

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Loctite is an anaerobic adhesive.... it will do nothing to prevent corrosion.
Anaerobic adhesive just describes the way it cures--in the absence of oxygen.

If properly cured with sufficient time and temperature, these products seal the threads and indeed prevent corrosion--but you need to apply carefully and ensure there are no gaps of adhesive in the threads that can trap oxygen.

For anyone going with stainless steel bolts, be mindful that inactive metals (see list here) have to be primed with Loctite primer for the adhesive to properly cure into an effective hard plastic seal.
 

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Yeah, this is almost a religious debate on here re: how to seal the bolts

I'm still confused as to the best way of doing it :confused:
 

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So, do we seal bolts with blue loctite always?
What about the outside of these bolts? Waterproof grease?

I see rust on the outside as well of the bar end bolts and foot peg bolts..apart from white corrosion on the brake calipers (like Luke's picture). Riding through winter with salty roads and some rain for good measure really seems to be attacking the bike's parts!
 

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After doing some mods... I'm not overly impressed with any of the construction of this bike. Everything, every nut and bolt, seems pretty budget. That level of corrosion is pretty phenominal.
 
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