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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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bevel drive gearcase bolt torque

Does anyone know the proper torque for the front bevel drive gearcase bolts? I tried search, and even my PDF copy of the VN750 manual, and cannot find it anywhere. Because these bolts are so long and flexible, I would like to know the proper torque so I don't break one or strip threads. Thanks.
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I hope that is what you were looking for
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 07:13 PM
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Slim's numbers are the ones that I remember using as well. I had no issues myself.

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That is in lbs brother. That is almost nothing. Use a 1/4 in rachet if you don't have a in lb meter.

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I guess I will just have to do it by feel. I don't have a torque wrench that small, and I trust my own judgement more than the $20 one at Harbor Freight. I guess it should be fine if just snugged up little by little in the proper sequence.
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I rarely ever use a torque wrench unless it's absolutely critical that one be used.
I have both a 1/4 and 3/8 torque wrench form Harbor Freight, and so far they have worked great. I send them in every year and get them re-calibrated.
The smaller bolts can be tightened up with a 1/4 drive ratchet and socket. I use an extension so I can get a better feel on how tight they are.
Like you said you can do it by feel. Just make sure you don't over tighten them as they might strip on ya.
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Aka the "light" German torque spec .....


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