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Default Stripped inspection cover threads... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!

So, went to do my 1,000 mi. service today, and was buttoning everything back up, when I went to torque down my inspection cover screws to 10 ft-lbs as specified by the manual. Well, 84-120 in.-lbs, but that is the same as 7-10 ft-lbs. So the left one done, click, good. Right one...no click. Keeps turning about a quarter turn past where I should be hearing a click.

It's not the torque wrench, she's fine.

I'm thinking to myself, no, really!?!? Open her back up and I find that the actual threaded nub that sticks out is cracked and was still on the screw.

I talked to the local H-D dealer, and they said to bring it in so they can "take a look" at it. We'll see if I'll be the one to drop over 200 bucks for a new primary cover and gasket. *sigh*

I guess from now on I'll take the minimum torque spec, instead of the max.

Anyone else run into this?
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ehh...one'll hold it-there is no pressure on that cover-just JB weld the bolt in the hole to fill it...
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Dude that sucks
Maby a used primary on Egay is the cheeper way
I had the head strip out on one removing it.
I have NO idea how it got so tight without it tearing the threads out of the aluminum.
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Dude,That sucks. However If you followed the torque specs from HD there must have been a defect in the casting. If the dealer dont help you Call HD customer service !

It likely had a casting defect right at the thread boss. You could fix it but Why should you ?/ Make them give you a new cover..
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So, went to do my 1,000 mi. service today, and was buttoning everything back up, when I went to torque down my inspection cover screws to 10 ft-lbs as specified by the manual. Well, 84-120 in.-lbs, but that is the same as 7-10 ft-lbs. So the left one done, click, good. Right one...no click. Keeps turning about a quarter turn past where I should be hearing a click.

It's not the torque wrench, she's fine.

I'm thinking to myself, no, really!?!? Open her back up and I find that the actual threaded nub that sticks out is cracked and was still on the screw.

I talked to the local H-D dealer, and they said to bring it in so they can "take a look" at it. We'll see if I'll be the one to drop over 200 bucks for a new primary cover and gasket. *sigh*

I guess from now on I'll take the minimum torque spec, instead of the max.

Anyone else run into this?
I've NEVER used a torque wrench on something that small. and I have never had a problem. Sorry, but anything under 20 lb foot, I use my wrist.
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Dude,That sucks. However If you followed the torque specs from HD there must have been a defect in the casting. If the dealer dont help you Call HD customer service !

It likely had a casting defect right at the thread boss. You could fix it but Why should you ?/ Make them give you a new cover..
You got a number for customer service?

I've seen it before, but can't remember the thread...
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Actualy, A torque wrench is not acurate that low in the scale. I don't think it is a defect in the casting of any kind. A Torque Wrench that reads in ft.lbs. was never intended to be used at the 10lb. setting. It should be in the manual for the wrench. Sorry about the misfortune anyway. Is there room for a heli-coil?
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The torque wrench I'm using is rated for 5-85 ft-lbs. If it's not accurate that low, then I'm calling Craftsman to get the primary cover paid for. The wrench is only a couple weeks old.
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You got a number for customer service?

I've seen it before, but can't remember the thread...


Harley-Davidson Customer Service
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To speak with a Harley-Davidson customer service representative call (414) 343-4056.

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