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Old 03-05-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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F800GS Skid Plate Torque Specs

Does anyone know the torque specs for the OEM Skid plate? I can't seem to find them anywhere. 2 torx bolts and 4 nuts. Thanks.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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You mean the aluminum skid plate?

Short answer 8NM.

Long answer, the rubber isolators will break if you tighten too much. This isn't a critical piece and I've never seen it actually torqued, just tightened by feel. The torx bolts are supposed to stay on there, you remove the long cross bolt instead.

The reason you can't find the tq spec is because it's an OA, optional accessory which will come with it's own paperwork instructions. I just happened to know the 30th Anniversary models came standard with the alum skid plate and therefore is on the CD if you tick that box. You can find the plastic skid plate specs on the 800 as they're standard and happen to use the same tq.
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You don't have to tighten every fastener to a specific torque value.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:32 PM   #5
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Perfect. Thanks Reaver!
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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You don't have to tighten every fastener to a specific torque value.
I realize this but am always weary of over-tightening anything I didn't manufacture and build myself. Nothing like that moment when you hear a crunch or there's no longer any resistance! "I guess that was too BLEEPIN' TIGHT!"
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #7
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unless you're dealing with gaskets or critical things like disc brakes, etc you basically use your noodle on what material your tightening into what material and what size it is. obviously a small aluminum bolt going into plastic will require less tightening.

If you're at all concerned about over tightening, just under tighten a tiny bit and use a bit of blue locktite.
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