Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
I rarely torque ANYTHING unless it has something to do with the engine or a very important component. I've been changing oil in bikes and cars for about 35 yrs. and only used a common sense "feel" for tightening and have never had a drain plug come out.
The last time I used a torque wrench was about 10 years ago when I needed to torque the cylinder head studs on a '65 Honda 305 Superhawk motor that I rebuilt.
If having everything torqued to spec makes you feel better and gives you some peace of mind, that's your choice. But torquing fairing bolts to spec? C'mon, now. :roll:
Don't take offense at what I've said, please. Just my own opinion from my own experiences. I know you want do the right thing and be safe. That's cool and I commend you for that. I guess I'm just too "old school" and lazy to go to the trouble. :lol:
You'll probably get some varied opinions on this matter and I wouldn't be surprised if I get a bit of tongue lashing! :twisted:
Take care! Ride safely and torqued! :wink:
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