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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-03-2009, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Danger, danger, danger. If you decide to change the coolant in your bike do not overtighten, I repeat, do not overtighten the drain plug when re-installing it. Do you know why? Well, I'll tell you why. The f3!#ing thing will strip out the threads on the water pump cover!! Do you know what happens then? You have to order a new water pump cover for $120 and your bike is disabled until it comes in. It's a really sickening feeling to tighten a screw and it doesn't stop turning. The only thing that comes to mind at that time is- Oh Shit.
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6mm fasteners only require 7 ft lbs of torque.

Did you consider a heli-coil or time-sert repair instead of new cover?

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+1 on what Ed said.
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Invest in a good torque wrench. You will avoid problems like this.
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Please chime in as to which torque wrenches are best for moto use. I agree its the best preventative maintenance.

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can you over size it?

B750 and B1078 RR both gone now.

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yep have a heli coil on mine
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I did the heli coil thing and it seems to have done the job.
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Please chime in as to which torque wrenches are best for moto use. I agree its the best preventative maintenance.
The snap on site is down for the weekend so I can't post a link. I have their 3/8 drive metric wrench. The ratchet type, not the beam type.

You really can't go wrong with anything made by snap on.
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