torque specs for primary cover

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Longhair, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Longhair

    Longhair Member

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    Hi everyone, Can anyone tell me what the torque specs are for the primary cover. The book I have does not say anything about it. Thank you for the help.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    What kind of book are you using that it doesn't have the TQ for this?

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    I removed my reply here because the TQ specs as I said vary from bike to bike as well as the procedure for torquing them and I don't want to give you bad info.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2008
  3. cdn-bigfoot

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    Anyone use blue Loctite(threadlocker) for these bolts?
     
  4. dangerdan

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    My 95 FLHTC manual says 18-21 ft-lbs and to lubricate the threads with a lite layer of oil
     
  5. cdn-bigfoot

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    That's the reason I asked about threadlocker. Recently had 2 seized bolts on my primary. Blue Loctite should work to keep everything in place and allow removal without having seized bolts.
    Any reason not to use a threadlocker on these bolt threads?
     
  6. UncleRon

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    Service Manual - '04 Heritage
    Primary inspection cover screws = 84 - 108 in-lbs
    Clutch inspection cover screws = 84 - 108 in-lbs
    Don't know about your Softail ??
    Unk
     
  7. dangerdan

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    "Any reason not to use a threadlocker on these bolt threads?"

    Cant answere that... I just do what the HD manual and this site recommend.
     
  8. glider

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  9. Longhair

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    The book I have is Haynes service & repair manual My bike is a 1997 softail custom. I better get another book. Thank you for your reply's If anyone knows of a good manual to get Let me Know, Thank's again
     
  10. glider

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    I suggest the HD manual from the dealer for your bike. It will give you the best input on various operations over the other brands with better explanations..