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post #8 of Old 04-11-2011, 06:13 PM
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There are two types of SW-Motech crash bars. One uses only the 8mm bolts. The other lsouses a large through bolt that goes from one side of the engine to the other. The large through bolt torque is 54lb-ft. The smaller 8mm bolts are 16.5lb-ft. There is an error in the DL650 manual that says the 8mm bolts need 25.5lb-ft. That spec is for 10mm bolts. Bolt sizes are always shank sizes, not head sizes.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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