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    Metal In Engine

    It's about 3/16" long. And it's a little smaller than the diameter of the wire that paperclips are made out of. Ed
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    Metal In Engine

    Hi everyone, I've got a potentially serious problem that I need to address. I've got a 2003 YZ450F. One of the 3 bolts that holds the oil filter cover in place was stripped out. Not only was the bolt stripped, but so was the bolt hole. So I drilled it, tapped it, & installed a heli-coil. The problem is...... the bolt hole is a "through hole" that goes all the way into the crankcase. When I went to break off the little "tang" on the heli-coil, it dropped inside the crankcase. It's very small, but it's metal & I'd like to get it out before it winds up wedged between a couple of gears or something. I've tried flushing it out by pouring several quarts of oil thru the engine. I've tried a magnetic drain plug. So far, I haven't seen it come out. Aside from splitting the cases, does anyone have any ideas on how to get this piece of metal out of the crankcase? Do you think it will just wind up in my oil filter? Thanks! Ed
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    Pro Taper Triple Clamp & Bars

    Thanks guys.....I appreciate the input. What I really need is the torque value for the 2 large bolts that hold the bar clamps to the triple clamp. The bar clamps are not bolted to the triple clamps using the 4 bolts that hold the bars on. Instead, there are 2 large diameter bolts (probably 1/2"D) that come up from the bottom of the triple clamp and thread into the lower half of the bar clamp. Given the diameter of the bolts, 17ft lbs doesn't seem suffient. I hope I'm explaining this clearly....... Again, thanks for your help!
  4. I everyone. I've got a 2003 Yamaha YZ450F. I bought the bike used & it came with a Pro Taper triple clamp & bars. I disassembled the front end to replace the bearings on the steering stem. Now that I'm ready to reassemble everything, I don't know what torque settings to use on the triple clamp. I think I can probably just use the stock torque values on the pinch bolts that hold the fork tubes in place, so that's not a problem. I can also probably use the stock torque values on the clamps that hold the bars to the triple clamp. However, the Pro Taper triple clamp has adjustable offset, so there are bolts that hold the bar clamps to the triple clamp. I don't know what to torque these bolts to. I e-mailed Pro Taper and the guy who e-mailed me back says to "get them tight, but not too tight". Obvisously, that doesn't help much...I'd like to use a little more accuracy than that. Does anyone here have Pro Taper bars & triple clamps? If so, was a spec sheet provided that shows torque settings? Thanks for your help!