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    New question here. VT linkage bolts tightening measurement

    Does anyone knows what the pounds/foot measurement for tightening the linkage bolts is. Yesterday I noticed that at least one of my linkage bolts was loose, I tightened it up and rode without incident.

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    VT linkage bolt torque

    The torque specs are in the manual (mine is at home) and I believe it is about 90 - 95 inch/pounds. Also it is recommended to use the Blue loctite on the bolt threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VT no 1 2 or 3
    The torque specs are in the manual (mine is at home) and I believe it is about 90 - 95 inch/pounds. Also it is recommended to use the Blue loctite on the bolt threads.
    Will try to find my manual and lucky for me that I have some loctite on my toolbox.

    Do you know how to convert from inch/pounds to feet/pounds?

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    Got it!!!

    Giant Owners Manual Supplement Page 19.

    Now I need to find the inch/pound to feet/pound conversion, my torque wrench is based on feet/pounds.

    Thanks!
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    Manual

    To convert from inch-pounds to foot-pounds simply divide the inch-pounds value by 12 to get foot-pounds. You will probably find out that your torque wrench will not go below about 20 foot-pounds and link bolts are going to be around 7.5 to 8 foot-pounds. I finally broke down and purchased an inch-pound torque wrench just for working on my bikes.

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