Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Monrovia, Maryland, USA
Model: GL1800, GL1000
I was putting the heads back together tonight, While torquing the rocker frame back on (220 in lb) I started feeling a few of the bolts stretch. One of them failed, I was lucky enough to stop before it broke so I didn't have to fish it out of the whole. I took it out in one piece. Luckily I can still buy them from Honda, so I am going to replace all 12
Any thoughts about the torque on those bolts, 220 in lb. (18 ft lb ) sure doesn't seem like enough to stretch those bolts.
If you look real close you can see the threads separating at the very top of the thread