Torque spec recommendations

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Torque spec recommendations

Post by Mboe » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:49 pm

I did my 1000 km break-in maintenance. The valve cover bolt torque spec in the manual was 24nm or 17.7 ft lbs. I saw no spec for the adjuster lock nuts. I did the work, tightened the adjusters till they felt right, and fastened the valve covers per the torque spec of 17.7 - it was scary because it felt too tight. I ran the bike two days and it seemed to be losing power so I suspected an adjuster had come loose and a valve was out of adjustment so I pulled it apart to check. Everything seemed jake so I put the valve covers on, set the torque wrench, and the valve cover broke before I got to 17.7. Question #1: why? Question #2: what should I use for torque spec on the adjuster nuts?

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Post by Albuquralque » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:05 pm

Valve cover nut tightness. Use just a wrench. Turn the wrench until the nut just snugs up.....then turn the wrench 1/4 turn more.

Once it's snug, I always like to reposition my wrench where it is at 12 o'clock and then turn it to 3 o'clock.
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Post by Albuquralque » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:10 pm

Tightening the adjustment nuts are by feel as well. They can break if you over tighten them. I usually use a 1/4 ratchet with socket and a wrench and snug them up. Never had one come loose.
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Re: Torque spec recommendations

Post by Mboe » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:17 pm

Thanks! New cover comes in a couple of days with new gaskets. Torque wrench will stay in the toolbox.

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Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:36 am

Tightening the adjustment nuts are by feel as well. They can break if you over tighten them.
He's right. Ask me how I know... :oops:
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Post by Lee Pape » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:27 am

The phrase "Torque Spec" and Ural should never be used together. If you think you need to use a torque wrench then you bought the wrong motorcycle.
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Re: Torque spec recommendations

Post by chaos2 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:39 am

Lee Pape wrote:The phrase "Torque Spec" and Ural should never be used together. If you think you need to use a torque wrench then you bought the wrong motorcycle.
:lol: very true, except head bolts where half the manuals have the wrong spec. Over on the BMW forums there are those who torque everything down to the valve stem nuts !
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Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:05 am

there are those who torque everything down to the valve stem nuts !
Oh, we're not supposed to torque those? :P Can I at least torque my license plate screws? :D
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Re: Torque spec recommendations

Post by Lee Pape » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:46 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
there are those who torque everything down to the valve stem nuts !
Oh, we're not supposed to torque those? :P Can I at least torque my license plate screws? :D
Only if you have replaced them with grade 8 aftermarket fasteners.
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