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    Default Springer Front End

    Getting ready to assemble my springer after painting. Looking for the proper torques and procedure to rebuild. Should I use red locktite along with Torquing? Any help would be appreciated.

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    If you can't find application specific values, try searching with google or bing for generic torque values like this chart:

    https://www.portlandbolt.com/technic...-torque-chart/
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    I have a good torque chart for the regular bolts. I am more worried about how tight to set the rocker bolts. So that there is enough tension to allow the rockers to pivot. Also how tight should the springs top nut be. Locktite at a certain torque or bottom the acorn nuts out letting the spring pack act as a lock washer? Thanks for any info or opinion.

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    On the rocker bolts, be sure to use self locking nuts, IE, Nylocks. and on the torque if using self locking nuts add the running torque to the amount of torque value you use.
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    On the Chopper handbook site, well setting the rocker torque for a lock nut and a acorn nut is 150ft lbs.

    The rocker is suppose to have just enough play in it so it rotates freely on it's own. No tire on it and pull rocker up and watch it fall downward. Should be a slow easy movement. They make spacers for shoulder bolts for this reason among others.

    The rocker movement is not set by how much torque you apply, it is a calculated free movement using spacers, the torque settings are to hold the nuts on the bolt at a set position. It is how I understood it all.

    Hope you the best with this.

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    Tighten the rocker bolts to allow movement without any binding/sticking, nylon or brass washers between moving parts (no paint). Loctight (blue) or cotter pin. (my older set had cotter pins) A lil siff is ok, a lil loose is not good. The bumps will make it work, check again after a few miles.

    Top cap nuts on top of springs can be tightened all the down with a lil loctight. My old set had a regular nut then cap nut to lock, (double nut). My new set has cap nuts only.

    my 2 cents, hope it helps

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    Default Springer Front End

    Thanks for the info. Got it back together everything went smooth. LOL. Here is a Couple of Photos of the front and the rim. Rim needs a bit more TLC. Got to disassemble it again. Messed up and gave it few scratches. So it is good training on how to lace and true a painted wheel and spokes. Had got it to a 1 mil (+/-) runout both ways.

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    Sorry for the sideways photos. They turned when I uploaded. Got to figure out how to correct that. LOL.

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