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Torque setting #781704 08/17/19 5:33 am
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Hi all,
I am hoping someone could enlighten me on the proper torque that should be applied to the engine (crankcase) bolts and nuts of a series C Rapide, please. Cannot find the information in the rider’s handbook or in either Richardson or KTB.
Thanks in advance,
Paul.


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Re: Torque setting [Re: Paul Sammut] #781747 08/17/19 2:37 pm
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Paul,

They should be tight. They are 5/16" so a good firm pull on a 6" or 8" wrench or ratchet handle should be fine. They do not have a history of coming undone. The only concern would be using stainless studs and nuts. If that is the case, you should coat the threads with something to prevent galling. Some use a weak grade of thread locker. I tend to use a lubricant like molybdenum. I tighten them firmly and I have had no issues. More owners have problems with galling than the SS studs loosening.

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Re: Torque setting [Re: Paul Sammut] #782065 08/20/19 7:38 pm
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As usual, I’m grateful to you, David. I assumed I should use a typical figure for 5/16” bolts, but wasn’t sure of the material from which they are made. Will use your recommended “tight” pull with a wrench.
Paul


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Re: Torque setting [Re: Paul Sammut] #782146 08/21/19 3:31 pm
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Paul,

The stainless steel hardware is mostly non magnetic. Good Luck!

David


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