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post #1 of 6 Old 05-11-2011, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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DL-650 Cam Chain Guide bolt tension

Anyone know what the tension is for the Cam Chain Guide? (Goes over the top of the Cam Chain, held down by 3 bolts)

The manual simply says "Install the cam chain guide"

No torque is given.
They were tight to break.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-11-2011, 03:41 AM
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No, but it'll be generic.

If you can't find it elsewhere measure the bolt diameter and look up steel in aluminium on the net.

Go a little on the low side since it'll be well lubed - the amount to lower the torque should be there somewhere as well.
The other option is to use a low strength threadlocker to ensure they won't back out.

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It's also in the manual where they have generic torque values. Pg 9-43. If I remember correctly, they are 5mm, so 2ftlb./24inlb. About what a screw driver would apply?

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I misread the part. IIRC, the bolts are 6mm. That would mean 7lb-ft dry or 5.6lb-ft oily.

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When I did the first valve adjustment a few weeks ago I remember those bolts "cracking" loose and they appeared to have the residue of loctite on them so I used some blue loctite when I replaced them.I figured it couldn't hurt as I sure wouldn't want any of them to come loose in there.

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