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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 09:16 AM
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When tightening anything on the shock and linkage, always do it with the weight of the bike on the tires or rear stand.
Oh, ok.. so should I first loosen the bolts, while the weight is on the rearstand, then lift so the weight is OFF the swing arm, remove old dogbones, replace with OEM, put bolts back on hand tighten, then drop the bike back onto the rearstand (or onto the ground), and THEN torque the bolts to spec?

And my second issue: I tried looking in the manual to find the torque specs for these bolts, and can't seem to find them. I don't know the technical term for Dogbone. Can anyone please tell me the torque specs for the bolts that attach the dogbones?

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It is just important to tighten with pressure on the suspension...loosen however is convienient.
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It is just important to tighten with pressure on the suspension...loosen however is convienient.
Okay, thanks for that info. I still can't find the torque specs.. anyone know what it is for the dogbone bolts?
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Tighten the NUTS to 29 ft/lbs
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Tighten the NUTS to 29 ft/lbs
Thanks for that..

I used blue locktite. The inside of the old one was kind of greasy (I used new bolts, so they were clean). I don't have any grease, but I thought I should put something on it. I thought about using chain lube, but ended up just putting a small amount of sewing machine oil on the bolts instead.

When I pushed the bolts through those little cylinders, a couple of these little soft orange colored pieces that looked like some sort of rubber or plastic, or it could have been stale built up grease? Reckon this might be a problem?

Oh, and there were no washers at all installed. Just the bolt that goes through the triangular piece and doggones, and onto the bolt on the other side. Is that right or should there be washers of some sort?

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