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    USING POWER TOOL ON FAIRING BOLTS
    on: Jul 02, 2013, 06.50 pm
    Jul 02, 2013, 06.50 pm
    I heard that one ought NOT to use those little power tools to screw the bolt back into the fairing...Does any one know anything about that?
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    Re: USING POWER TOOL ON FAIRING BOLTS
    Reply #1 on: Jul 02, 2013, 07.21 pm
    Jul 02, 2013, 07.21 pm
    Unless there was a set torque I would not use a power tool on the fairing bolts. Could easily over torque and cause cracking.

    Personal thought. open to comments. :084:

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    Re: USING POWER TOOL ON FAIRING BOLTS
    Reply #2 on: Jul 02, 2013, 07.33 pm
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    I would agree with Seadog. Use of a powertool on a fairing bolt or screw is likely to over torque them and could damage or crack the plastic. Not recommended!
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    Re: USING POWER TOOL ON FAIRING BOLTS
    Reply #3 on: Jul 02, 2013, 09.35 pm
    Jul 02, 2013, 09.35 pm
    I agree.  Given the delicate nature of the fairing material I would want to be able to feel the tension as I tightened the screws.  Heck sometimes I wonder if my hand tightening is overdoing it.
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    Re: USING POWER TOOL ON FAIRING BOLTS
    Reply #4 on: Jul 03, 2013, 02.32 am
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    This is what I am dealing with: I was watching this mech use one of those power tools on my fairing...I thought that wasn't right

    yesterday I found out that he sis not put a crush washer on the oil drain bolt on the 600 mi. check up...

    Now I will make sure that he does not do the tank replacement recall. You guys with trained Trophy mech are lucky.
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    Re: USING POWER TOOL ON FAIRING BOLTS
    Reply #5 on: Jul 03, 2013, 08.09 am
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    We used to use power tools but on very low torque and always finish any bolts off by hand when trying to get the racing bike ready in a hurry.  The torque has to be very low for fairings.

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    Re: USING POWER TOOL ON FAIRING BOLTS
    Reply #6 on: Jul 04, 2013, 04.47 pm
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    *Originally Posted by john348 [+]
    We used to use power tools but on very low torque and always finish any bolts off by hand when trying to get the racing bike ready in a hurry.  The torque has to be very low for fairings.

    I would agree if time is an issue? So long as the tool is set correctly and the mechanic is competent  :087: This practice should be OK.

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