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Old 12-09-2012, 12:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, when I am riding straight the handlebars are slightly turned to the right. It's very slight, but enough to bug me, if you know what I mean. I will put another pic up in the a.m.

I didn't torque it to much, but just enough to get them all tight enough without bearing down.


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Old 12-09-2012, 05:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For the handlebars, if you loosen the two nuts - behind headlight/ under tach and muscle the bars around a bit they may reseat if they have been knocked out of position as opposed to being bent. We have had that happen before. Then tighten the nuts/bolts again.

I highly recommend using a torque wrench on the fork pinch bolts and rechecking them like I said. I had issues with this the first time I dealt with them.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Welcome! A good torque wrench is a must, along with lock-tite on this bike.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok! I will check the torque again and try loosening the bolts under headlight. What would you recommend as the torque spec.? Also what would be the best Torque Wrench for this specific bike?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If you have the money a Snap On or Mac Tools 3/8 inch drive click torque wrench would be good. A 1/2" drive would also be good to have along with your 3/8" drive. If you don't want to spend that much, Craftsman from Sears are good. I'd get both a 3/8" drive and a 1/2" drive. You can find the torque specs in the shop manual here on the forum.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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What pound torque wrench?


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