I follow torque values on larger and more important bolts and nuts, like engine parts, particularly the head, but for the smaller stuff like 6mm and 8mm bolts and nuts, just a good feel of tight without going overboard (example would be the top bridge [or triple tree as some call it] clamps where you have to be careful). Most of the values in parentheses seem to be foot-pounds, but some of those on smaller stuff seem a bit high to me in some cases
In the early 80s I worked as a maintenance supervisor for a large company .We bought about 300 million bucks worth of equipment from Finland. All torque specks were in Newton Meters..
I bought the crew torque wrenches that read in Newton Meters. You can find the conversion on line.
I know I'm obsessing over the torque thing. But the right and left case torque specs seem low to me. when torquing them with my driver it doesn't seem like enough. Someone give me some confidence please that this is good. This is for my CB175 FSM says 5.8 to 8.7 foot pounds.
It's a "feel" you develop over time when working on mechanical stuff... after you do as I did when I was 14 and worry too much about stuff being tight enough, and in so doing break off a few 6mm bolts along the way, you learn to feel when they're plenty tight but not go beyond the strength of the bolt size
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