voltager regulator cover

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by sprinklerfitter669, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    i got a question, may sound stupid, but i want to be sure.
    i put a chrome cover on my regulator. it says to torque to 50 to 80 in pds,
    since i do not have a torque wrench for inches, i just tightened it good.
    my question is, should i put blue threadlock on the scerws? i does not say to, but since it is in the front part of the engine, and it only has to be torqued to 50 to 8o in pds, i am just worried about it coming loose. the threads on the srews came with some yellow coating on them. is this adequate?
     
  2. Robert Walter

    Robert Walter Member

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    Never hurts to snug them down with a dab of blue..
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Blue threadlocker is fine, but it would be nice now that you know you need it, to have a torque wrench or torque screwdriver for hand tightening low torque fasteners correctly than just "feel"...take a look at Harbor Freight or other discount tool providers as even a light duty item that is life time guaranteed is better than none at all to be sure. JMHO :s
     
  4. hobo55

    hobo55 Active Member

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    Without a torque wench you may (I know I did) have a tendency to over tighten your fasteners. Can be just as bad as not tight enough.
     
  5. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    With wrench and locktite, you can't go wrong.
     
  6. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    couldn't you just convert Inch pounds to foot pounds and use your ft lb wrench?
    that's only about 4-7 ftlbs of torque IF you have a wrench that accurately reads that low.
     
  7. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    my torque wrench only goes down to 10 lb
     
  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    That yellow stuff on the fasteners is a locking compound. If you remove the cover for any reason, use some blue when you redo!

    But I agree with the above. Get some torque wrenches. Not so important in this case, but when you are doing stuff on the engine and tranny it matters.

    TQ
     
  9. cyborg

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  10. krazy3

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    My buddy found that O'reilly's Auto Parts stores carries torque wrenches for about the same price as Harbor Freight, if that's easier to get to for ya.