Yes, for the head and rocker cover you must torque them as indicated. $25 Craftsman 3/8" beam type works great. I used a cheap Harbor Freight clicker type and wound up snapping two of the bolts. You'll need an appropriate adapter to use hex bits on the torque wrench or a set of hex-bit sockets.jason_21218 said:I have a decent tool collection, but do I need a 'torque wrench' or anything like that??
Depends what you have worked and how much money you're willing to spend. NHRS claims they've topped 100hp. My conversion is mild by their standards (883/1212 conversion 10:1 compression, no head work).toddlerp said:
I've never ridden an 883 converted to 1200, but I owned an 883 and have spent some time on a 1200. The difference between the 883 and 1200 is substantial and immediately noticeable. It isn't the kind of difference that you'll second guess down the road or that will fade away in your memory. The 1200 is MUCH stronger and you'll notice it every time you turn the throttle.toddlerp said:
[email protected] said:I just finished one...same one you did...with no head work. I didn't do the cams, though...I'm getting top end clang like you wouldn't believe. Could this be because I didn't do the cams?
I had the plain vanilla conversion done on my '97. Wiseco 9.5:1 dished pistons,toddlerp said: