High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
Information varies, but torque values with a lubricated thread as these will be with anti-seize should be dropped at least 20%, meaning to 27. Technically, I think the experts say more like 30+%, but I have a mental block with that too. I wouldn't even take them back out to re-do it if they're already in at whatever. The less that goes on with these threads in the frame the better.
to Bill, likely they were a plainer steel and the shafts got rusty I'm guessing. Plain steel reacts less with aluminum than some platings... stainless in aluminum is just plain wrong without anti-seize, while chrome would be good.
Story....... I worked at an OEM automotive, the guys would steal the aluminum valve caps from the TPMS sensors and put them on their brass rubber valve stems.... found out later when they needed to add air that they couldn't get them off.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
2014 FJR1300A - Root Beer