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head guard installation

Discussion in 'Loop & Tonti' started by guzziboy108, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. guzziboy108

    guzziboy108 Just got it firing!

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    Hi all,

    I am installing some head guards on my jackal and want to verify that i will need to use a torque wrench to retighten the head bolts. If not what is good rule of thumb for this situation. Thanks for your time and patience with the noob :silly: questions.

    ride safe and with peace,
    Steve ()
     
  2. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Steve, are you asking about tightening the valve cover bolts or head bolts? Valve cover bolts are 6~8 lb.ft.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I've seen too many valve cover screws over tightened and threads stripped with a torque wrench. The torque is so low you are better off to just get them snug by hand. Finger tip pressure is all you need for these. If you don't have a good feel for tightness, please have someone show you.
     
  4. guzziboy108

    guzziboy108 Just got it firing!

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    Thanks,
    I have a good sense of feel for that sort of thing so its good to know. Guess I am a little on the noid about doing something that may cause problem and with this done I can go for a ride and start getting the feel for it back. I am going right now to get some anti-seize as i found all the bolts a bit tight. Dave (Guzziology) recommends this and it makes sense to me. I am near the ocean and so stainless steel for the rest of these is also on the agenda. Take good care and ride safe.

    gratefully,
    Steve () :D
     
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    IppoJ Tuned and Synch'ed

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    is this the same for the 4v Griso's valve covers? i looked in the two service manuals I have and searched here for the correct spec.
     
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    The Stelvio torque download (linked above) covers them: 8Nm/5.9 ft lbs. The 11/1200 2V'ers are M6 bolts, the 4/8V's are M5; They also bottom out to prevent over-tightening, so use a 1/4" drive socket, and one finger pressure snug = good.
     

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