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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-17-2016, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Stator assembly bolt torque settings

I installed my Stator and pickup coils but had a question on the torque Ft-lb to tighten the 3 stator assembly bolts. Clymer manual states 9 Ft-Lb and as I tight, it just feels like I'm tightening way more than I should, is that correct?

The manual shows :
9 ft-lb for the stator assembly bolts
92 ft-Lb for the Rotor Bolt
51 ft-LB for the balancer bolt

For the alternator cover, to tighten the 10 bolts in a cross pattern but it doesn't specify any torque settings.

I appreciate any info you can provide!
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I'd go by those numbers. Cover bolts I always just went by feel.

Steel bolts going into steel threads you have some room for error. But steel bolts going into aluminum threads you don't want to push it.

You use loctite on those stator bolts?

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Seems like those stator screws were fairly small, 9 ft/lbs seems like a lot. I didn't torque mine, just used my calibrated wrist. May have dabbed Loctite on them, since I used it on the balancer bolt. I do remember they were really tight when I took them out.

edit: Was also using 1/4" drive ratchet.

The balancer and rotor bolts were the only ones I torqued.

Would be tough if that's a misprint and it's supposed to 9 in/lbs.

Check the torque chart here, in a sticky post, pretty sure there is info on torque spec by thread size. That's what we go by if we don't know the torque value on something.

edit: The chart is here:

The two sizes below from that list are in inch/lbs. There's a converter online to calculate in/lb to ft/lb.

5 mm = 30- 34 in-lb* (> 3/16") converts to 2.5 - 2.8 ft/lbs
6 mm = 52- 69 in-lb* (< 1/4") converts to 4.3 - 5.7 ft/lbs
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Thank you guys....I did use the loctite on the stator assembly bolts and looked at the Kawasaki manual and Clymer and they both state ( 12-NM , 104 in-Lb) . So, I divide 104 by 12 and I get 8.66 ft-lb. So, I'm close!
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