Replacing the original clutch in my 900sp. After 12 years and 33k+ miles she's finally slipping away. So is there a torque spec for the clutch springs or some other guide to use for tightening them? TIA
Gently. I use T-handle wrenches for this and I hand tighten until the T just begins to flex. Any more than that and the fragile posts may snap. I think the torque spec is 5Nm or so. Don't quote me on that as I've seen it but never confirmed it, preferring to always use the seat-of-the-pants method instead.
These bolts thread into cast aluminum so they’re extremely easy to strip. They really won’t come loose because they preload the springs.
If there is a single bolt on the whole bike that you need to be very careful with, this is the one. Don’t use Locktite on these bolts either. Soft aluminum and steel is not a good combination for Locktite.
another good preventive measure is to use antisieze compound on the bolts. I had one sieze on my SS and the post came off with it... oh yeah, dont try to use an impact driver when the head is slightly stripped. Lesson learned