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Experience:  10 years as a mechanic and fabricator in a privately owned, local, custom bike shop.
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Need to know what the torque is on the 2012 harley davidson

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Need to know what the torque is on the 2012 harley davidson trike tri glide ultra classic FTHTCUTG . On the six bolts to secure diaphragm spring retainer to clutch,
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  P.J. replied 2 years ago.
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70 to 100 inch pounds or 6 to 8 foot pounds. Thats not much.
No thread locker and run them in a little at a time each so as not to load any single bolt heavily.
I hope this helps, thanks, P.J.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Applying 70 in lb will not release the pressure plate, I follow the instructing squeezing the clutch three times, still tight, I a did apply all proper adjustments, I backed all six bolts out to work, but I'm not going to start until i have proper torque!
Expert:  P.J. replied 2 years ago.
I'm not sure I understand the issue.
The 6 bolts do not have anything to do with the clutch pressure plate releasing. The 6 bolts are solely to secure the diaphragm spring and pressure plate in place to the clutch basket. These 6 bolts are bottomed out and torqued to 70 inch/pounds.
If you're trying to adjust the clutch I can help you with that but it does not involve those 6 bolts. The clutch adjustment involves the center adjuster screw and locknut and cable adjuster only.
Please let me know if I'm misunderstanding and if I can be of further assistance.
Thanks, P.J.

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