I have a 525 KTM and the allen head bolt that holds the kickstarter to the shaft won't budge. This is the bolt that seems to screw through the kickstarter and into the end of the shaft. It makes me think it might be reverse threaded so it won't back off when kickstarting. I'm not sure which way to turn it, and anyhow it won't budge, even with a lot of force, in either direction.
Also, while I'm at it, does anyone know the torque setting for the bolts holding on the clutch cover.
Thanks for any help.
What about the torque setting for the 8 mm bolts holding the clutch cover on? Does anyone know what it is? If I don't hear from anyone, I'll go with 6 lbs and see if that holds the oil in.
p.s. If anyone wants to know where to get an inch-pound torque wrench for $40, I just got one from American Eagle Superstore in Lansing, Mich. Sure it's from China or some place like that, but it works fine and beats Sears Craftsman's torque wrench at $200. This wrench goes from 0 to 200 inch pounds and is a foot long, comes in a case, and is the type whose handle "breaks" when it reaches the setting. Also, it shows metric settings. Maybe American Eagle has a website, if you want one.
Okay, who knows the torque setting for those KTM clutch cover bolts please?