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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:16 pm 
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Just fitted a front engine mounting billet bracket to my 2001 Cyclone, new bolts tighten to 100 Ibft as per the manual (thread lock, and oil on the shanks).
Went for a quick blast around the block. When I got back I noticed that one of the bolts had lost its head.....
Did I do something wrong? Is this a common occurrence?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:30 pm 
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Proper bolts , yes?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:45 pm 
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Oh yes....AA0722.1CBZ genuine bolts - not cheap!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:54 pm 
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Are the isolators all good?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:56 pm 
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New ones fitted at the start of the summert - front and back


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:09 pm 
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:headbang: I feel your pain!
Nothing worse than knowing you've done the job properly, not taken shortcuts nor made compromises, and yet it still goes wrong.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:13 pm 
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Maybe just a bad bolt. I'll fit a new one - once I've worked out how to get the snapped off one out.....can't remove the bracket 'cos the frame's in the way


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:35 pm 
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Correct torque is 60 ftlb.......back out a couple of turns, then back to 60ftlb.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:43 pm 
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Thanks Maz, that would explain the failure.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:49 pm 
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There might be a little more to this failure mechanism.......eh ..... :maz:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:01 pm 
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Yes....thanks Jez :) .......waiting on a written report from the lab before I can get a reaction from H-D but not holding my breath re. a favourable outcome :roll:
.....and the fact that Tinks over torqued the fasteners doesn't help much :headbang:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:21 pm 
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Yes, my fault, but it does undermine trust in the manuals content.
I wonder what else is bollocks?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:48 pm 
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Buell workshop manuals are full of incorrect data and omissions, some of which date back to various recalls, misprints and general oversights, etc.
In your case, I suspect you read NM instead of ftlbs ?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:42 am 
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Maz wrote:
Yes....thanks Jez :) .......waiting on a written report from the lab before I can get a reaction from H-D but not holding my breath re. a favourable outcome :roll:
.....and the fact that Tinks over torqued the fasteners doesn't help much :headbang:


I'll do some nagging next week ;) re: a report.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:29 am 
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Just checked the manual again. Definately says 100 Ibft - lying gifts!


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