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Hey guys , I just changed out my Water Pump and did all the seals and gaskets . I have a very tiny leak of anti freeze at the water pump cover and a small leak of oil at the trans cover. Does anybody know the torque settings for these bolts ? Every thing was cleaned real well before putting it back together and I really dont want to tear it down again !!! Thanks for your help .
 

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I wouldn't rely on torque settings for old bolts in an old engine case in case they snap or strip treads. Better to just be careful and use a short wrench and your own judgement. Did you use sealant on the cover gasket?
 

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Ditto to what Nicgray said but if you want any specs go the the reference section and download McLeans manuals. I carry them on a 5 Gig flashdrive all the time. You can get it all on one stick.
 

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Hey ham,

I was just looking for the same torque values last night. I finally rounded up my last two o-rings late last night and hope to be buttoning up the waterpump replacement tonight.



I didn't quite understand your last post.



Did you use a torque wrench or just by feel?



Did you use any sealants? From the amount of sealant on my waterpump cover, the PO must have had an issue withit leaking. I want to be sureto tighten that cover down as much as I can without the "sssnap".



I'd appreciate hearing what you did.

Thanks!
 

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Well the first time I did it by feel . Things went great . I took it for a ride and when I got home it was leaking a little anti freeze . I went ahead and tightened the water pump cover a little more and took it for a spin and it still leaked and it also started dripping oil out the weep hole . So now I have a new seal kit and I am going to try again.I must have damaged one of the pump seals .I am going to use some sealant on the gaskets this time because I really don't know why the cover leaked . My first a temp was with a Chinese seal kit.This time I have a KP kit .I work on bikes a lot and usually don't have these problems . This is my first Wing and from what I have read they are a different animal . I will let you know how it goes after this weekend . I have built this bike into a Cafe /bomber and I am taking to a show in a couple weeks and I really don't want to do it again !!!!! Good luck on yours .
 

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Old 6 mm by 1.00 bolts and threads only take 5 to 6 ft. lbs.of torque, or you couldpull the threads out, so I just do it by feel. Some of the cheaper I-beam torque wenches on the market are not calibrated correctly so be careful.

I think most people over tighten most fasteners, a little drop of the red or blue loctite is what I use instead of trying to crank them down.
I use the green when pressing new selves in cylinders and on valve guides and on main bearing crank pins.

I would recheck your bolts, maybe you forgot to tighten one or two..

Take care,
Pop's
 

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Thanks for the update Ham. I didn't mean to hijack your post, it was just perfect timing since I was at about the exact same point in the project.

I went the route of OEM parts for most items but am paying the price in the dealermessing up my order as it was pieced together overthephone. Discovered last night it looks to be that they sent me a tranny cover for an '84, notmy '82. Three other items were wrong as well. Man I was close to buttoning it up too!

I appreciate Cyclewizard'scaution about the older threads and thread lock, that adivice is taken.

You should post pics of your bike, sounds cool.

Best of luck!!!!
 
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