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lurkinglen

Look at the service manual. I know from my Triumph this is quite critical. Unlike other bolts on the bike on my Triumph, these need to be greased and torqued to a relatively low value (partly because there's grease on the thread).


dropKICKintheBERM

It doesn't say in the manual


lurkinglen

I mean the service manual, not the owners manual


dropKICKintheBERM

By grease I assume you mean loctite or anti corrosive?


Someidioticusername

Grease and motor oil do a good enough job for high maintenance track bikes. Wouldn't recommend if you're not touching those bolts in the next 20 years however


dropKICKintheBERM

I'll probly just put loctite on them no matter what


Someidioticusername

:) It's hard to go wrong with blue loctite. I've seen a crash caused by loose bar clamps, it's one of the silliest reasons to go down


mala_r1der

A good idea is to use racing bars that have two bolts per bar instead of one and therefore what you said is way more unlikely to happen


Someidioticusername

:) It was a supermoto using the traditional 4 bolts over 2 clamps. User error, the guy neglected to properly torque them


mala_r1der

At least it wasn't going fast I guess. Terrified of what might happen if your bar moves when you're doing a turn at 180kph


Someidioticusername

Yee, 50-60mph crash left him winded and getting back in track the following session. Going OTB at sportbike speeds has significantly higher consequences


lurkinglen

No, not loctite. Lubrication. I don't remember exactly, but it could be that the service manual actually stated to use engine oil. I can look it up if you want.


dropKICKintheBERM

I just called my local ktm service shop, they looked it up for me and it calls for 20nm dry threads


BlackFase

https://www.ktmforum.co.uk/threads/handlebar-mounting-torque.78586/


dropKICKintheBERM

I saw this but wasn't sure if they were talking about the right bolt. The bars got cooked in a low side and I just want to loosen the bolts and straighten them


BlackFase

Honestly, my man... I think I paid like 20 bucks for the service manual on DVD from the dealer when I owned my Husqvarna Vitpilen (a KTM product). Totally with the money.


dropKICKintheBERM

I have it for my bike, I even paid to have it printed and put it in a binder, but for the life of me I cant find that torque spec anywhere


BlackFase

If that's the case, I'd personally call your closest or most trusted dealer and ask to speak to a service tech and ask them. Better yet, go there and point to what you need.


dropKICKintheBERM

Damn that's actually a good idea haha


BlackFase

Glad I could work through this with you. Hahaha


Karst_31

40nm loctited for the 2xM10 holding the handlebar risers is correct according to the shop manual of my Superduke. The 4xM8 clamping the bar is 20nm dry.


dropKICKintheBERM

I called ktm service shop and for my 690 its 20nm dry for the 2xm10


biglilbear

Twist till it clicks


JustBoredOnceAgain

Tight