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Old 06-14-2018, 10:54 PM
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Default Primary chain inspection cover torque

Today I was looking at my 2017 Sportster owners manual and it gives a torque setting of 100 to 120 in-lbs for the two screws that hold the primary chain inspection cover.
Now I am no brain surgeon but to me those torque settings seem way to high.
If I remember correctly there was a thread on this very subject a while back where a few guys broke their primary cover threads using the recommended torque settings and the thread gave the correct torque settings for these primary inspection cover screws. .Can anybody give me a link to this thread so I can get the correct torque settings for the primary chain inspection cover screws?
 
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:56 AM
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https://www.hdforums.com/forum/sport...y-manuals.html

I used the search bar at the top of the forum and put sportster primary inspection torque.
 
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:53 AM
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Just tighten gently by hand, there aren't any dynamic forces that will loosen it. Stripping the threads is more of a concern than a loose screw. Don't over ****-ize the torque recommendations on tiny screws. Always err on the loose side.

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Old 06-15-2018, 10:37 AM
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It’s only 8 ft lbs. I put grease on mine so they alway come out
 
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