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Clutch fixed, now Kickstart problems!

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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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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.
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?

It's a little more than finger tight, and yes there are torque wrenches that go that low, You just need to find the correct range of torque wrench. Here in the states 6 Nm would be equivalent to 50 inch pounds. Harbor Freight has a 1/4" drive torque wrench that ranges from 20 to 200 inch pounds. Surely there has to be something similar in all of New Zealand.
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