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PostSubject: 1100 cam cover bolts   1100 cam cover bolts Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:45 am

Hi all, can anybody help me, im wondering if anyone has the torque settings for the cam cover bolts on a 2007 1100? i can't see it in the service manual.. thanks for any help
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PostSubject: Re: 1100 cam cover bolts   1100 cam cover bolts Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:15 pm

You mean the valve cover? Do not torque them. A gentle 'nip' is all they need.
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PostSubject: Re: 1100 cam cover bolts   1100 cam cover bolts Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:52 am

Thanks Beetle, when i took the covers off some were pretty tight and some were barely nipped up, 1 actually snapped the ball end of the hex key off and it wasn't a cheap brand.. lack of TLC i think.. cheers for the knowledge, your a star
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PostSubject: Re: 1100 cam cover bolts   1100 cam cover bolts Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:10 am

I'd also suggest ditching the non reinforced kingerlite gaskets if still fitted and get a pair of the coated metal Valpolinni replacements. For some reason the later, post V11, rocker covers cause the earlier gaskets to fail, especially if over tightened. It's weird because their shape is identical to the earlier bikes but they won't seal properly.

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PostSubject: Re: 1100 cam cover bolts   1100 cam cover bolts Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:08 am

Cheers Pete, they look like the mutts, unfortunately there doesn't seem to be anybody in the uk selling them that i can find via the internet, i have mailed my nearest dealer but my breath is not being held, still you never know..
thanks for the advice, always appreciated
Jase
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PostSubject: Re: 1100 cam cover bolts   1100 cam cover bolts Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:09 pm

10Nm. It's in the table if you look carefully. Has been the same value since 1967. Many ignore it. Success rates of keeping the oil contained are not strongly related to the choice of whether to follow the book, I believe.
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PostSubject: Re: 1100 cam cover bolts   1100 cam cover bolts Icon_minitime1Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:12 am

Cheers moto, ill try it at that and hope for the best oil leak wise
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