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    Restricted access for cam cover bolt torque
    on: Jan 29, 2020, 11.33 am
    Jan 29, 2020, 11.33 am
    Looking for some advice if there is a special knuckle socket required to torque one of the cam cover bolts (rear right) as per the picture as I had to use an allen key to remove it, could not even use my small socket set on it. Have looked at flexible extensions but not sure if they will apply the correct torque?


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    Re: Restricted access for cam cover bolt torque
    Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2020, 08.30 pm
    Jan 29, 2020, 08.30 pm
    I can't remember how I actually done that bolt now, I think that I used the wrench and bit from this set and just went by feel after using a torque wrench on the other bolts. There really isn't much room on that one, would like to see what others have found that fits/works. :002:

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    Re: Restricted access for cam cover bolt torque
    Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2020, 10.40 pm
    Jan 29, 2020, 10.40 pm
    No tool adaptable to the torque wrench I have, they enter there. So, what I do is manually tighten more or less the necessary tightening torque and once tightened, I keep the tightening without backing off and give it three small squeezes.
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    Re: Restricted access for cam cover bolt torque
    Reply #3 on: Mar 04, 2020, 01.07 am
    Mar 04, 2020, 01.07 am
    I did the same as earthman- paid attention to what it felt like as I tightened the others, tightened the last one strictly by feel.  Almost 10k since I put it back together; I must've got it close enough.

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    Re: Restricted access for cam cover bolt torque
    Reply #4 on: Mar 04, 2020, 06.28 am
    Mar 04, 2020, 06.28 am
    If you put a tail at the two bend sites of the rocker cover. You will not have a problem.
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    Re: Restricted access for cam cover bolt torque
    Reply #5 on: Mar 04, 2020, 09.41 am
    Mar 04, 2020, 09.41 am
    *Originally Posted by digital [+]
    If you put a tail at the two bend sites of the rocker cover. You will not have a problem.

    I went with Earthman's advice and bought the handy little ratchet set which will fit nicely under the seat for touring.

    I don't really know what you are suggesting.  :084:

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    Re: Restricted access for cam cover bolt torque
    Reply #6 on: Mar 04, 2020, 10.18 am
    Mar 04, 2020, 10.18 am
    That nothing happens because that screw is tightened by hand.

    What said just that screw is located in the part where the curves of the rocker cover gasket are and some glue has to be put in those curves of the rocker cover.
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    Re: Restricted access for cam cover bolt torque
    Reply #7 on: Mar 04, 2020, 10.35 am
    Mar 04, 2020, 10.35 am
    *Originally Posted by digital [+]
    That nothing happens because that screw is tightened by hand.

    What said just that screw is located in the part where the curves of the rocker cover gasket are and some glue has to be put in those curves of the rocker cover.

    The bike was finished two weeks ago and has been fired up and out for a test run. I followed the posting by Janfmiller and the workshop manual which is what you are quoting re: "glue" is actually ThreeBond 1215.