Torque Wrench Discussion & Conversions,
For All Motorcycles Including BMW Airhead Motorcycles
I have had numerous private postings to me from embarrassed owners who have made some expensive mistakes due to over-tightening things. While most of these problems occurred due to the owners not having a proper feeling for parts...AND...not using torque wrenches, some have occurred due to BMW published information.
MOST nuts, bolts, screws, etc., on our BMW's have a published tightening specification. Some do not, such as the oil sender and neutral sender switches....at least in most literature. Do NOT use BMW's numbers for footpounds. Convert the BMW Nm numbers to footpounds yourself ....pay attention to this caution, the reasons are below!