Written by Randy Fox
Saturday, 03 November 2007
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This article is one of a series which describes how to disassemble, work on, and reassemble the Road Star engine. This particular highlights how to finish putting the rest of the bike back together. See the Complete Engine Tear Down, Orientation article in this website for details of other aspects of engine details.
Be sure you refer to the service manual through all phases of this project.
Installing the Cam Cover
The cam area can now be finished. See photo below.
Slip the remaining two, little, solid, alignment dowels into the cam cover.
Install the outer cam cover gasket.
Bolt up and torque the chrome, outer cam cover (aka decompression cover). Use 7.2 ft-lbs, which is 86.4 in-lbs. Also install, bolt up, and torque the decompression solenoid cover using 7.2 ft-lbs.