Torque Specifications for bolts on Triple Tree/Doing Fork Seals


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Torque Specifications for bolts on Triple Tree/Doing Fork Seals

Postby thunderwing » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:20 pm



Hello all,

Fork seals blew!!

Oh well gotta pull the fork tubes and replace them. I don't have the chiltons manual, I've done this job before on another gl1100 that I used to own 20 years ago practically to the day.

I will be using online instructionals to guide me thru the process again but I can't find torque specs for bolts on the triple tree, also need torque specs on the bolts that hold the front axel in. Thanks to wingadmin's front brake replacement how to article I know the torque specs on the front calipers. Might as well do the brakes while I'm there to get rid of the nasty fork oil that got on the brakes to make the job right and safe post fork repair.

Waiting on amazon to deliver parts and fork oil, so doing the job in my head and gathering the appropriate tools and materials to complete the job. Just got a snap ring pliers kit out of auto zone for $15 as I remember that being a pain in the buttocks to undo last time.

Will be doing the home made seal driver home depot pvc pipe special, so that's covered.

Would appreciate your kind contributions of mechanical knowledge towards facilitating the job.

Best,

Scott


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Re: Torque Specifications for bolts on Triple Tree/Doing Fork Seals

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:21 pm

Steering stem nut: 72 ft-lb
Steering head bearing adjust nut: 11 ft-lb
Handlebar socket bolt: 16 ft-lb
Fork upper pinch bolt: 16 ft-lb
Top bridge pinch bolt/nut: 8 ft-lb
Fork lower punch bolt: 25 ft-lb
Fork cap: 17 ft-lb

Front axle holder nuts: 25 ft-lb (80-82), 16 ft-lb (83)
Front axle nut: 42 ft-lb

Hope that helps!

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Re: Torque Specifications for bolts on Triple Tree/Doing Fork Seals

Postby thunderwing » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:31 pm

Thank you,

That helps immensely!!!

Waiting on parts from amazon, looking forward to buttoning up this job to spec, I appreciate your response.

Best,

Scott
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