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So check this bull$h!t out...

After doing my checkups during my 10k service, I find this... AWESOME deposit of oil / schmeg type stuff on the corner of my rocker cover.

Big problem? not so big? moderate? disastrous? Just a gasket? Trash the whole bike? (kidding haha)
 

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No biggie. Just check the torque of that rocker box bolt.
 

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Just a slight gasket seep. Check torque on rocker cover, re-torque if needed. Worse case....replace gasket. No big deal.
 

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just torque up the one bolt? or all? I'm relatively sure I gotta remove the tank to get at all four, not a problem if I do, just curious.
 

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If you remove the tank, change both gaskets in the process and retorque
 

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just torque up the one bolt? or all? I'm relatively sure I gotta remove the tank to get at all four, not a problem if I do, just curious.
No reason to remove the tank. There is a short wrench to do that with.
 

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Removing the tank is so easy and gives a lot more space to work on it...

Torque them to spec. When I did mine, I started with 50 inch-lbs, then 75, 100, 125... books says 120-165...in the torque order the workshop manual listed. No way I could have done more than 125 on these... I hope that the book had a torque range and was not asking me to take them to 165... I was afraid of breaking a bolt or stripping it...



 

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Removing the tank is so easy and gives a lot more space to work on it...

Torque them to spec. When I did mine, I started with 50 inch-lbs, then 75, 100, 125... books says 120-165...in the torque order the workshop manual listed. No way I could have done more than 125 on these... I hope that the book had a torque range and was not asking me to take them to 165... I was afraid of breaking a bolt or stripping it...



125 in/lbs is only 10 ft/ lbs .....hardly tight at all . Even a 6mm / 1/4 in bolt will take 25 ft/lbs with ease . :thumbsup :)
 

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125 in/lbs is only 10 ft/ lbs .....hardly tight at all . Even a 6mm / 1/4 in bolt will take 25 ft/lbs with ease . :thumbsup :)
Sure felt like a lot when I was doing it... :)
 
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