Hi guys, I am also planning on installing the SW-Motech crash bars and like the initial question cannot find any definitive torque settings for the bolts. For example SW-Motech show a maximum of 115Nm for the M12 bolts going to the top engine mounts unless BMW state a lower torque and Givi state 84Nm for the same bolts. Of course BMW will not advise the torque settings for any but the few shown in the manual. I have requested this information from BMW Motorrad Many weeks ago but received only apologies and promises of future advice, yet to arrive !!
Can anybody please provide the approved torque settings for the installation of the SW-Motech crash bars ? I donít believe checking reverse torque on removal provides an accurate torque for installation and as the engine bolts are in to aluminium threads the correct torque is critical.
Also there are conflicting recommendations on the use of medium strength (blue) Loctite and Iíd like to know where this Loctite should and should not be used. My thanks in advance