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Old 12-24-2008, 05:11 PM   #89
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Originally Posted by springfish
Be sure to use a torque wrench when installing the bolts into the engine block as the first bolt I attempted to "feel" and ended up stripping the engine block threads! After that, I used the torque wrench and had no problems.

Since most bolts torque spec isn't mentioned in the Rider's Manual, how do you know what to torque the crash bar bolts to? The paperwork for the crash bar has torque specs for M8 and M10 bolts, but I notice in the Rider's Manual that different bolts of the same size have different torque specs. And what about other farkles one would bolt on such as a skid plate or luggage rack?

Yeah, I'm overly paranoid and don't want to strip the threads on the new bike, what can I say? In the old days it wasn't much of a worry on cars or even bikes but with so much aluminum now, one needs to be careful.
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