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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hi im currently rebuilding a T140D, i have a manual for the bike but it doesnt list many torque settings. Is there anywhere that i can find them?

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Most of the important ones are in the manual.You can find Triumph manuals if you visit "".There are other links in the technical section of this forum.
One torque setting that is wrong is for the front axle clamps,it's too much.It applied to the earlier steel sliders,and will break your aluminium axle caps.

Any other torque settings,you may just have to ask in this forum.
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as mr Pete says, you can get the manuals on line.

My manual came from LP williams where you get the proper ring binder and double sided documents. Pretty much all the T settings will be in there - but posting before torquing might give someone a chance to correct any misprints.

The technical authors at Meriden weren't exactly up to speed
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A fallback is to use the torque specs for standard fasteners. Use Grade 5 fastener settings and you should be safe. Needless to say, you'll have to measure your Brit fasteners to find an equivalent SAE or metric fastener, but it works if you have nothing.

Also, be aware of what using things like oil, anti-sieze and thread lockers do to torque settings. As others have said here, torquing a bolt is just a way to measure bolt elongation, which is what you are really doing. So, if you have done something that results in more elongation for the same torque reading, you are over-stretching the bolt.

Lots of info on this topin on the internet. You can find bolt torque charts there as well.

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