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    I installed (well nearly) my new clutch on the weekend..



    One of the Clutch Spring Bolt/Screw broke off! Few words were spoken..



    So I have a couple spares on their way.



    My question is how tight do these have to be done up?

    They obviously compress the spring more, giving a tighter clutch..



    The harder the better for me, I just don't want to break another..



    And I don't have a torque wrench..



    Any help would be great!

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    Were you using the manual and a torque wrench?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Were you using the manual and a torque wrench?


    stupid question really.. do i really need to answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCARE! View Post
    stupid question really.. do i really need to answer?


    No, you don't need to answer. Tony apparently overlooked that you didn't have a torque wrench. I think we all make our fair share of mistakes. Personally, I try to be patient with others' mistakes in hopes they will be patient with mine. The book calls for 6 Nm or 4.2 ft. lb of torque on the bolts, which of course doesn't really help you out since you don't have a torque wrench. So as I see it, you have two options, either ask around and try to locate a torque wrench, or just tighten them up with a little less force than you used when you twisted them off. Free, downloadable manual here if you're interested. Clutch assembly and torque values begin on Page 135.
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    Thank you kind sir.



    I have the manual thanks. I will definitely buy a torque wrench and save the hassle guessing (and breaking)!

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    My local autozone let me borrow a very nice torque wrench for free.



    I left them with a $100 deposit, and they refunded it to me in full a few hours later when I was done with it.



    Autozone is right around the corner from me, so buying a torque wrench of my own got bumped way on down my to-do list when I realized I could borrow one for free any time I want.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SCARE! View Post
    stupid question really.. do i really need to answer?


    If you are near a Harbor Freight they have inch pound torque wrenches for $10 when on sale. If not I can send you one in tomorrow's mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    If you are near a Harbor Freight they have inch pound torque wrenches for $10 when on sale. If not I can send you one in tomorrow's mail.


    I think the postage to New Zealand may be a bit much haha!



    Thanks for the thought!



    I am buying a cool little Powerbuilt 1/2"Dr Digital Torque Adapter for a good price locally

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCARE! View Post
    I think the postage to New Zealand may be a bit much haha!


    You're in New Zealand! Dang! I missed that too. I am not having a good day.



    For peace of mind put a little blue Locktite on the bolt. I think you are going to be surprised how "not tight" 4.2 foot pounds are. The side cover bolts have a torque spec and should they should all be the same tightness. Good luck.



    An aside: When I go to look at a used motorcycle for sale I always ask if the seller does his own maintenance. If he says yes I then ask what brand of torque wrench he uses. If he doesn't have one it tells me a lot. Point being there is a right way and a wrong way. Congrats on getting a torque wrench. Using it is well worth the effort.
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    ok so the Digital Torque thing I was about to buy only goes down as low as 40nm.



    the clutch springs need to be done to 4nm - is this just finger tight or what?



    are there torque wrenches that go as low as 4nm, or am I wasting my time?

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