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post #1 of 11 Old 03-29-2009, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Over-torqued engine bolt on hornet engine question

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I was trying to install the Givi engine cage the other day and failed, the bastards just wouldn't line up properly.. anyway I had to be somewhere so I called it quits, took them off and used a torque wrench to do up the engine bolts.

I did one up at the correct setting and went to tighten the other up that I had previously torqued in and found it was already torqued at above the right amount, I was in a hurry so I didn't unscrew and torque it back up to the correct settings. I've been told this could be ba-a-a-a-aaad.

Am I in danger if I ride it while it's tighter than it should be, and will bad things happen if I try to unscrew and retorque to correct settings?

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-29-2009, 06:58 PM
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well its been nice knowing you sorry it had to end this way

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but to be honest i dont think it would be a big deal, which bolt is it? that would help out a little

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It's typically the one that frame sliders go into I think?



That's the one, next to the frame (the engine cage connects to both the engine and the frame).

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damn you got a clean bike there. should not have hurt anything, if it was me i would go back and do it over as soon as you can

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damn you got a clean bike there. should not have hurt anything, if it was me i would go back and do it over as soon as you can
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looks like mine well cept the big blinkers the sno shovel and mine had carbon scorpions now has ti satos.

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Threads will strip before It hurts the engine. Bolt threads are large and wide. use lock tite and be sensible about how tight you make things.

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I re-torqued it to the workshop manual's specification, all is good and no parts were broken! Yay.

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i was going to reccommend you un-overtorque the fastener. but you already un-overtorqued it. Congrats. you have avoided imminent death once again!


Btw, you should post a few pics of your givi cage...i am sure i need A cage, just not sure if i want that one or the SWM cage. or if i should build one with training wheels and a seatbelt and side-impact airbags. oh...this isn't a goldwing...

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I'll be putting it on sometime in the weekend, so I'll definitely put up some photos. I think they look really good, I wasn't really sure from photos around the web but seeing them on the bike in person they really do feel like they 'belong' there.

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