Hello does anyone know the torque specs on the case bolts on the primary cover? Have to remove cover to do a quick repair. I'm replacing the gasket and want to do it right the first time. Thanks in advance.
Are we sure that's in/lbs and not ft/lbs? Just making sure. Book says the star and roller spec is 85 ft/lbs. I'd think 115 ft/lbs sounds more correct comparatively but you know what they say about assuming.115 inch lbs
Suggest you clean out the holes with brake cleaner and Qtips, and the bolts with brake cleaner. Use threaded rod for reassembly, and a drop of blue medium locktite on each bolt.
Oh! Also add a Vic copper oil drain washer to the shift shaft where it meets the primary cover if it's not already there. A cheap trick every Vic should have.
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Those were the tiny little screws holding on the primary cover. They won't take much torque before they will strip out.As I was. Those are in/lbs. I was thinking of the clutch shaft. That's my bad. Still sounds light to me for the cover.
Oh, you're not talking about the 12 (or however many) that go around the whole cover? You're talking about the little cam cover sized spot by where the clutch pinion shaft goes in?Those were the tiny little screws holding on the primary cover. They won't take much torque before they will strip out.
I'd suggest you get a very small torque wrench for the delicate work. You can find a very inexpensive one at Harbor Freight.
A regular sized torque wrench won't be accurate at the bottom of it's range.
I have four of them for each range of torque starting off with one that you only use one finger tip on it for testing the rolling torque resistance of bearings.
Cool. Thanks man. With the shift assembly, is it possible or feasible to leave that in the cover? Like, can it be left on there and kinda guide it back lined up as you put the cover back on or is it easier to just mark the spline and get that lined up separate and then bring the cover back on?
Take a peek at BBob's signature on any post.Primethious,
thanks for the picture as I was just looking for the torque for the primary cover. I'm going to retorque/check it all as I get the bike ready for riding season while I await my rims from powder coating.
Question, is there a sequence (I used to wrench Blackhawks in the Army--everything had a torque sequence).
Where did you get that pdf file so that I might get my hands on one.