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Old 01-28-2013, 07:49 PM   #7
because I can
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Oddometer: 9,116
Well, just to prove that I do sometimes agree with the bum. No sealant, oil or grease. Clean! Stock gasket. And now the Bum and I part. My advise is to buy and use an inch pound clicker torque wrench. Good with guessing torque? With bolts inches apart on top of such a thick gasket. No on is that good. 75inpd??? Not nearly tight enough! 100inpds. Around and around until they ALL click at the same time. Ride it just once or twice and re-torque. Re-torque them once or twice a year. You will find that there are at least a couple of bolts that need it! I have good luck with this method. My bikes have literally gone for decades thusly and not even weeped!
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