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Old 11-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #16
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is it connected to anything on the other side? or just take out the two bolts, slide it out and replace the O-ring? I'm pretty sure it is not leaking through the wires, but through the O-ring.
Just replaced the O-ring, I laid my bike over on it's side but I also had to take my BDCW relocator off (easy) to get to the sensor/o-ring.

Just lay it over, clean the area (mine was really messy) and then pop it off, clean it up, put the new o-ring on and mums the word.

I can't find the torque specs for those bolts, but I'm going to go with the "other" bolts on the engine torque page and go to 6 NM. Anyone have the correct torque spec on these?
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #17
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I can't find the torque specs for those bolts, but I'm going to go with the "other" bolts on the engine torque page and go to 6 NM. Anyone have the correct torque spec on these?
VERY LIGHT, 6 NM, could even be too much.

These are so easy to strip out. Better to go easy and add a bit of blue locktite, than need to put in a heli-coil.

I find these tend to go about every 20,000 miles. So keep a few on hand if you ride your bike often.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #18
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VERY LIGHT, 6 NM, could even be too much.

These are so easy to strip out. Better to go easy and add a bit of blue locktite, than need to put in a heli-coil.

I find these tend to go about every 20,000 miles. So keep a few on hand if you ride your bike often.
Yeah 6 is probably too much. One of them started feeling light so I backed it off to 4.5 and seems to be holding, did the other to 4.5.

Talk about soft, geez!
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #19
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My first thought was to tighten it. I hope I didn't overtighten. I was approximately at 10nm when I stopped.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:21 AM   #20
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Any one got a measurement of the O ring to get? Just a standard one or is it special in any sort of way?
Will be swapping mine out before it starts leaking.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:25 AM   #21
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I took a stock tap and ground the tapered end off and tapped out the screw holes. I gained another 4 or 5 mm of threads and went to longer screws.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:33 AM   #22
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Any one got a measurement of the O ring to get? Just a standard one or is it special in any sort of way?
Will be swapping mine out before it starts leaking.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:40 AM   #23
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Any one got a measurement of the O ring to get? Just a standard one or is it special in any sort of way?
Will be swapping mine out before it starts leaking.
Cheers.
I've tried to look for replacements, but it's an odd KTM half size o-ring. In the end, I just put an OEM one back in. They are about .60 cents each and I keep them on hand.

Every LC8 owner should keep at least one on hand as they won't break the bank. It's not a matter of IF it will leak, but WHEN, and it's an easy fix to keep you from leaking oil and making a mess of evey place you park. If it's not leaking leave it alone, less chance to mess up the threads in that area.

So $3 would cover you for 100,000 miles.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:02 PM   #24
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TThanks, great info.
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