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lube on these engine bolts?

Post by megalord » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:36 pm

Is this lube on these engine bolts or something more sinister-
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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by megalord » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:37 pm

Pictures not right way up for some reason.

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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by Newjerseyduke » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:51 pm

When my 15 was new I would notice what looked like motor oil around those same bolts. I would wipe it off and a week later it was back. That has stopped lately and not sure why. But it looked exactly like that.
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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by kurt_w_n79 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:06 am

Looks like a slightly different color than engine oil (could just be my monitor) in the picture and perhaps thicker. Might just be an assembly lubricant or something to prevent galvanic reaction between the steel bolt and aluminum casting.

Let us know if you end up figuring out what it is.

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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by kurt_w_n79 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:26 am

Check out 8:08 in this KTM factory tour video, I think that's it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcpmi-H1dtA&t=508s

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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by NiteKreeper » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:11 am

kurt_w_n79 wrote:Check out 8:08 in this KTM factory tour video, I think that's it.
That's almost certainly the stuff.
Well spotted...

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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by JJM » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:37 am

kurt_w_n79 wrote:Check out 8:08 in this KTM factory tour video, I think that's it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcpmi-H1dtA&t=508s

Damn, you are good! I'm impressed, I think you nailed it!

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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by megalord » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:01 pm

Nice one.
Thanks.

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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by Newjerseyduke » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:55 pm

That explains why it stopped showing up on mine. I wiped it all off. Great find.
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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by kurt_w_n79 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:41 pm

Nothing to do while waiting for my '17 but watch every KTM related video on YouTube.

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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by JJM » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:54 pm

kurt_w_n79 wrote:Nothing to do while waiting for my '17 but watch every KTM related video on YouTube.

Me too. Every day I search and hope there is a fresh one to marvel at!

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Re: lube on these engine bolts?

Post by Newjerseyduke » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:46 am

i did the same thing all last summer, talking myself into the 15 leftover.
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