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    • #51086
      Richard Gordon
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      What bolts need to be loctited on a kart?  Most of the chassis bolts have a locking nut or are drilled for safety wire.  There are some bolts and set screws that don’t have thread lock on them, but seem like they should.  As you can tell, I’m new to karts.

    • #51089
      tony zambos
      Participant

      Richard,
      start out with using the blue Loctite on the grub screws in the axle bearings that hold the axle in place. Also Loctite the bolts that hold the axle bearing cassettes to the chassis. You can omit this if the cassette bolt heads are drilled for a safety wire.
      All of the steering hardware should be cotter keyed or safety wired, i.e., the bolts thru the steering wheel to its hub, the bolt thru the upper steering shaft support, the bolts at both ends of the tie-rods, the pivot for the brake pedal. More than likely there are E-clips at the bottom of the steering shaft and at the ends of the front spindles.
      Get in touch with the organization you are going to race with and acquire their rule book which spell out all the safety procedures. Also check with your local kart shop.

      LAD Specialties customer / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    • #51108
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      All motor mount bolts.

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

    • #51137
      Richard Gordon
      Participant

      Thanks for all the useful info.  Guessing the motor mount studs that thread into the mount also.  How about the clutch bolt? Is on a LO206.

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