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post #1 of 10 Old 08-26-2019, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Torque Specs

Can someone please give me a link to the Torque Specs...

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-26-2019, 12:31 PM
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A Clymer manual is a good choice. Here's a link to a sheet for some common torque values; https://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650...3-18-16-a.html

Be careful of the oil drain mounting plug (mistake in some manuals says 21 ft lbs, earlier manuals said 18 ft lbs - Eaglemike suggests 15 ft lbs), valve cover bolts and footpeg mounting bolts.

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A Clymer manual is a good choice. Here's a link to a sheet for some common torque values; https://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650...3-18-16-a.html

Be careful of the oil drain mounting plug (mistake in some manuals says 21 ft lbs, earlier manuals said 18 ft lbs - Eaglemike suggests 15 ft lbs), valve cover bolts and footpeg mounting bolts.

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Valve cover bolts should be a mere 69 Inch pounds.

Foot peg bracket bolts should be 18 Foot pounds.

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...Be careful of the oil drain mounting plug, valve cover bolts and footpeg mounting bolts.

For the drain plug, there's a mistake in some manuals says 21 ft lbs, earlier manuals said 18 ft lbs - Eaglemike suggests 15 ft lbs...
Same words, but the parentheses are taken to a new sentence for clarity.
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Thanks Tom; I was pointing out those three common fasteners but only mentioned the torque value for the oil drain plug. Sorry for any confusion - I could have worded things better


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Valve cover bolts should be a mere 69 Inch pounds.

Foot peg bracket bolts should be 18 Foot pounds.
Yes, as mentioned I could have worded it better - I didn't intend to imply that those three fasteners had the same torque setting. While we're discussing, I'd concur with 18 ft lbs for the foot peg bolts but I use 55 inch lbs vs. the 69 inch lbs. in the manual for the valve cover bolts as per Eaglemike.

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Back about 10 years ago I read a post on DSN or somesuch (might have been on KLRWorld) from a guy who was complaining what shitty fasteners Kawasaki puts on the KLR. After doing the balancer lever job he snapped the heads off off most of the cover bolts well before the rated torque of 10-13.5 ft-lbs for an "8mm bolt". This was "per the manual".

IIRC he headed for the dealer and bought replacement bolts for a buck 'n a half each and the proceeded to break most of those, too.

He was quite bitter.
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Back about 10 years ago I read a post on DSN or somesuch (might have been on KLRWorld) from a guy who was complaining what shitty fasteners Kawasaki puts on the KLR. After doing the balancer lever job he snapped the heads off off most of the cover bolts well before the rated torque of 10-13.5 ft-lbs for an "8mm bolt". This was "per the manual".

IIRC he headed for the dealer and bought replacement bolts for a buck 'n a half each and the proceeded to break most of those, too.

He was quite bitter.
It is a wonder that that guy did not need to install helicoils into every 6mm bolt hole that he ever touched!

I wonder how many people tried to point out that an 8mm head size does not make them an 8mm shank size?
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...I wonder how many people tried to point out that an 8mm head size does not make them an 8mm shank size?
Several, and successfully.

He went from bitter to embarrassed.
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This sheet has torque values and everything you need to know and more for general maintenance. I have it framed and hanging on my shop wall. Credit to Tom Schmitz

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File Type: pdf Gen 2 KLR Spec Sheet Page 1.pdf (351.4 KB, 8 views)

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