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Author Topic:   400 displayed main caps
samiller
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted April 10, 2005 05:18 PM  
can anyone tell me what to torque the displayed main caps to ?

awkwardjeff
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 562
posted April 11, 2005 01:49 PM  
Okay, I will be the first to answer, then everyone else will argue with me.........

I personally torque all the mains to 70 ft/lbs then I torque the outers ANOTHER 5 so the outers end up at 75 ft/lbs. I start in the center with 30lbs then work my way out to each end.......rotating the crank as I go, this way if anything starts getting tight you can feel it in the crank. I then go to 55 ft/lbs.....repeat the spinning as I go.....then final to 70 spinning as I go...

The reason for the EXTRA on the outer bolts is because of the fit of the cap .002 clearance under outer-step on cap. This is something you should talk about with the person who installed the caps, the fit of the cap will be effected by torque of bolts.

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