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wayne68
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PostSubject: Check your motor to frame bolts!   Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:49 am

Thought I'd check the front motor to frame bolts by the headers only to find i could tighten them by hand. Re torqued them to about 65nm with thread lock. I'll be checking them more often now!
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Papa Lazarou
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PostSubject: Re: Check your motor to frame bolts!   Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:39 pm

Good tip.
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keenerkeen07
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PostSubject: Re: Check your motor to frame bolts!   Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:05 pm

..wayne68 did you feel any vibration etc before the re torque, if they were that loose i thought you might
thanks
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wayne68
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PostSubject: Re: Check your motor to frame bolts!   Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:30 pm

A certain amount yes.
Haven't tried it since tightening, but i think it may help.
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PostSubject: Re: Check your motor to frame bolts!   Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:43 am

keenerkeen07 wrote:
..wayne68 did you feel any vibration etc before the re torque, if they were that loose i thought you might
thanks

Funny thing, my experience was the opposite. For about 12,000 miles  I used to think one of the virtues of the 8V GRiSO was its fabulous, vibration-free motor. I even ditched the bar-end weights and did not notice much of a difference on a number of high-speed tours.

Then, while installing the roller kit, i found the left front frame-engine bolt hanging loose. At the same time, the right-hand bolt remained torqued to spec. With both bolts torqued to spec, vibration has noticeably increased and i now get numb hands at times.

The other weird thing is that the loose bolt did not seem to affect handling that much even when it was a total squid-show. New tires and the crude adjustments available with the stock suspension seems to make more of a difference.

Sure miss that "smooth" motor, though.

JL
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wayne68
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PostSubject: Re: Check your motor to frame bolts!   Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:04 pm

That's odd, Perhaps i should loosen them again!
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PostSubject: Re: Check your motor to frame bolts!   Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:43 pm

i dunno perhaps if they are not torqued to tight the engine can move slightly in the frame and the vibrations that are inherent to the engine are not as noticed  Wink
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