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    Instinct torque settings--tech manual??

    Just got a Instinct, loving so far but I have developed some creaking, I want to make sure everything is torqued to spec.

    In the 2013 tech manual, it states;
    All custom hardware (alloy thru-bolts, screws, and nuts) requires the use of LOCTITE 262(a high strength threadlock). The torque specification unless otherwise stated is 100 to 110 in*lbs or 11.3 to 12.4 N*m.

    So is that part #3,5,6,31 or just #3. It seems in the video for the element on the RM service website it is only #3 and the rest or 60-80

    Thanks in advance for the help

    Mike

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    Steel bolts are the small ones at the chainstay pivots (#25) and the swing link and they get the lower torque and Loctite 242 (60-80 in-lbs), the custom alloy hardware are the big ones like #3.

    Greatest likelihood is that the bolts are tight but there's some metal to metal contact without grease that is creaking. When I switched the Ride9 setting on the Instinct I made sure there was grease on all the metal to metal contact points on the inserts that go into the Ride9 assembly.
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    Thanks for the quick response

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    New question here. Altitude hardware same as Instinct

    I had just serviced my 2013 Altitude rear pivots. Then I read this. I had used red Loctite and 100 in-lbs, so I thought I'd redo it this morning. But first I tested all the bolts with a magnet. None of my pivot and shock hardware is magnetic. I did find some steel bolts (magnetic), like the chain ring bolts and the stem bolts, but none in the suspension.

    So I didn't change my rear pivot bolts.

    I wish Rocky Mountain would publish torque and Loctite values for each bolt. Adding them to the parts table would be nice, or printing them on the drawings would work, too.

    And I wish RM would post service manuals on their web site.

    And I wish their drawings were higher resolution.

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    The steel bolts are stainless so they aren't very magnetic. The CS bolts on the Element Team RSL are Ti, but all the 5mm allen key countersunk bolts on my Element 70 MSL and Instinct 970 are stainless steel and a bit magnetic.
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    Thanks rockyuphill. I retorqued and blue Loctited my 4 ss bolts

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    Greased all the metal to metal contacts, torqued everything down and no more creaking... thanks for the help

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