Derby Cover torque specs

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by VBdiver, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. VBdiver

    VBdiver Member

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    what idiot wrote the HD service manual ?
    They list the drain plug tightening specs as 14-30 ft-lbs and then on the next page following the sequence of events in transmission servicing they have you tightening the Derby cover to 84-108 in-lbs (INCH POUNDS), good grief
    Thank the Lord I didn't wring them off :newsmile071:
     
  2. Hoople

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    My 2009 service manual says the same spec. 84-108 in/lbs.
    To be honest, I don't think I ever used a torque wrench on the derby cover. I have a feel good calibration for those bolts.:)
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I am like Hoople, I don't use the torque wrench for the derby cover
    Ken
     
  4. glider

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  5. Hoople

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    9 ft/lbs (max) does sound like a lot to me for that little bolt.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I've only snugged them down when doing a service, probably much lower than the recommended torque they give for that application.
     
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I am guilty of not using a torque wrench on mine i just tighten them till it feels enough and i do use the smaller tools when doing it

    Brian