Stator bolt


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My stator bolt on my 82 Gl1100 won't stay tight, any suggestions? I've torqued it to the 58 ft lbs like the manual says to. But after 300 miles it backs out and makes a horrible racket. I know it's a design flaw, and I really don't want to have to pull the motor to get at it.

Thanks for the help in advance!
Howie


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Re: Stator bolt

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Barracuda3077 wrote: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:52 am My stator bolt on my 82 Gl1100 won't stay tight, any suggestions? I've torqued it to the 58 ft lbs like the manual says to. But after 300 miles it backs out and makes a horrible racket. I know it's a design flaw, and I really don't want to have to pull the motor to get at it.

Thanks for the help in advance!
Howie
It's actually 62 ft-lb, not 58, but that's not enough to make a difference. Like you said, it's a very common problem. My advice would be to use a little loctite on the threads before torquing it into place. Make sure the engine is cold when you do it, and don't run it for at least an hour, to let the loctite cure without heating.

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Re: Stator bolt

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Thanks for the reply! Can i pull the bolt out far enough to expose the threads, without pulling the motor, or causing other alignment issues?

Howie
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