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I was enjoying a pleasant evening ride, cruising down a country road. Went to shift from 3rd to 4th and there's no shift lever!

Pulled over and discovered that the bolt that holds the shift lever on had completely backed out. Fortunately, I was able to get everything back together and headed straight home. Tomorrow, I'll disassemble, clean/grease, and reassemble, this time with red loctite.

For reference, I have Rick's peg-lowering/shifter-forwarding apparatus.

Should I have put red loctite on originally?
 

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After a little Google-fu, it appears this is not necessarily a rare event. Glad I could join the club.

Many posts suggest blue Loctite, but I'm leaning towards red. Opinions?

(My thinking is that red is bomb-proof, I'll just need a torch if I want to remove it.)



Also, as expected, several of the answers I found were from Greywolf. RIP...
 

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My first Strom 05 1000 had the same thing happen, did the blue Loctite treatment and never an issue again.
 

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Wow, cleaning and lubing the chain tonight and shift linkage, I spied the same thing before reading this thread. Everyone should check it I guess.
 

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Based on feedback, I used blue Loctite. All reassembled and functional. From now on, the shift lever will get a quick glance before each ride.
 
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