Re-bolting an engine

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11/27/2020 10:13 PM

Tired of looking at my ugly, rusted KTM hardware on my engine. I'm doing a top end Tuesday and have a brand new bolt kit for the whole entire engine. If I pull every exterior bolt (IE inner and outer clutch cover, and inner left side engine cover) Do I run a risk of possible messing up the sealing in the engine as far as the main center gasket goes? Any other anomalies I would have to worry about?

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11/27/2020 11:16 PM

Rickyisms wrote:

Tired of looking at my ugly, rusted KTM hardware on my engine. I'm doing a top end Tuesday and have a brand new bolt kit for the whole entire engine. If I pull every exterior bolt (IE inner and outer clutch cover, and inner left side engine cover) Do I run a risk of possible messing up the sealing in the engine as far as the main center gasket goes? Any other anomalies I would have to worry about?

I’d think you would be fine if you did them one by one and re torque them. Btw I blow mine out with a compressor after I wash to try to avoid that. Damn Austrian bikes lol

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11/28/2020 1:52 AM

As above, replace and torque each bolt one by one and you will have no issues.

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11/28/2020 10:20 AM

Rickyisms wrote:

Tired of looking at my ugly, rusted KTM hardware on my engine. I'm doing a top end Tuesday and have a brand new bolt kit for the whole entire engine. If I pull every exterior bolt (IE inner and outer clutch cover, and inner left side engine cover) Do I run a risk of possible messing up the sealing in the engine as far as the main center gasket goes? Any other anomalies I would have to worry about?

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

I’d think you would be fine if you did them one by one and re torque them. Btw I blow mine out with a compressor after I wash to try to avoid that. Damn Austrian bikes lol

The pack made by Bolt hardware is a nice upgrade from the stock hardware.

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

11/28/2020 11:34 AM

kieran_macca wrote:

As above, replace and torque each bolt one by one and you will have no issues.

+1. I've done mine like this and no issues.

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11/28/2020 5:02 PM

kieran_macca wrote:

As above, replace and torque each bolt one by one and you will have no issues.

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

+1. I've done mine like this and no issues.

Same here, was able to get all the bolts except a few case half bolts with the engine in the frame on my 350

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11/28/2020 6:23 PM

The change in torque pattern is going to totally mess up the flex of your cases and the handling of your bike - Vital experts (insert rolling eyes emoji, LOL)

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11/29/2020 9:51 PM

Rickyisms wrote:

The pack made by Bolt hardware is a nice upgrade from the stock hardware.

They make a nickel plated series with dished and flanged heads that looks really nice.

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11/30/2020 6:47 AM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

I’d think you would be fine if you did them one by one and re torque them. Btw I blow mine out with a compressor after I wash to try to avoid that. Damn Austrian bikes lol

Rickyisms wrote:

The pack made by Bolt hardware is a nice upgrade from the stock hardware.

FWYT wrote:

They make a nickel plated series with dished and flanged heads that looks really nice.

That's exactly what I got. Got about 3/4 of all the bolts on yesterday. Big improvement over the stock KTM ones.

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

11/30/2020 9:27 AM

Rickyisms wrote:

The pack made by Bolt hardware is a nice upgrade from the stock hardware.

FWYT wrote:

They make a nickel plated series with dished and flanged heads that looks really nice.

Rickyisms wrote:

That's exactly what I got. Got about 3/4 of all the bolts on yesterday. Big improvement over the stock KTM ones.

Sweet! That's what I did on my '95 YZ250 build.

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11/30/2020 4:03 PM

FGR01 wrote:

The change in torque pattern is going to totally mess up the flex of your cases and the handling of your bike - Vital experts (insert rolling eyes emoji, LOL)

At least three seconds a lap. laughing

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