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USING POWER TOOL ON FAIRING BOLTS
« on: July 02, 2013, 06:50:10 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: July 02, 2013, 07:21:09 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.

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Re: USING POWER TOOL ON FAIRING BOLTS
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 07:33:43 pm »
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: July 02, 2013, 09:35:44 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: July 03, 2013, 02:32:27 am »
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: July 03, 2013, 08:09:07 am »
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: July 04, 2013, 04:47:34 pm »
*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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