XL600R Torque Specs

XL600R 1983 to 1987

General Service Torques

Oil drain plug in frame 25 to 32 Nm (18 to 23 ft-lbs)
Oil drain plug in crankcase 30 to 40 Nm (22 to 29 ft-lbs)
Oil filter cover bolts 8 to 10 Nm (60 to 84 in-lbs)
Oil strainer screen to frame 35 to 45 Nm (25 to 32 ft-lbs)
Hose fitting to oil strainer screen 40 Nm (29 ft-lbs)
Crankcase oil strainer screen bolt 35 to 45 Nm (25 to 32 ft-lbs)
Spark plug 18 Nm (156 in-lbs)
Valve adjusting screw locknut 25 Nm (18 ft-lbs)
Valve adjusting hole cover Not specified
Crankshaft hole cap Not specified
Timing hole cap Not specified

Wheels Torques

Front axle 50 to 80 Nm (36 to 58 ft-lbs)
Front axle holder nuts 10 to 14 Nm (84 to 120 in-lbs)
Rear axle nut 80 to 110 Nm (58 to 72 ft-lbs)
Wheel spokes 4.0 Nm (36 in-lbs)
Rim lock locknut 13 Nm (108 in-lbs)

Steering Torques

Steering stem adjusting nut
Initial torque (to seat bearings) 20 to 30 Nm (14 to 22 ft-lbs)
Final torque 1 to 2 Nm (9 to 16 in-lbs)
Steering stem nut 80 to 120 Nm (58 to 87 ft-lbs)
Handlebar bracket bolts 18 to 30 Nm (13 to 22 ft-lbs)
Upper triple clamp bolts 18 to 30 Nm (13 to 22 ft-lbs)
Lower triple clamp bolts 30 to 35 Nm (22 to 25 ft-lbs)

Suspension Torques

Front forks – XL600R, XR600R, XR650L
Damper rod Allen bolt 15 to 25 Nm (11 to 18 ft-lbs)
Fork cap-to-fork tube 15 to 30 Nm (11 to 22 ft-lbs)
Rear shock absorber upper mounting bolt 40 to 50 Nm (29 to 36 ft-lbs)
Rear shock absorber lower mounting bolt 40 to 50 Nm (29 to 36 ft-lbs)
Shock arm-to-swingarm 90 to 120 Nm (65 to 87 ft-lbs)
Shock arm-to-shock link 40 to 50 Nm (29 to 36 ft-lbs)
Shock link-to-frame Not specified
Swingarm pivot bolt nut 80 to 100 Nm (58 to 72 ft-lbs)

Final Drive (Sprockets) Torques

Engine sprocket bolts Not specified
Rear sprocket bolts/nuts 32 to 35 Nm (23 to 25 ft-lbs)

Brake Calipers, Disks and Drums Torques

Front Caliper
Caliper bracket bolts 20 to 30 Nm (14 to 22 ft-lbs)
Lower slider pin-to-bracket 15 to 20 Nm (132 to 168 in-lbs)
Upper slider pin-to-bracket 20 to 25 Nm (14 to 18 ft-lbs)
Pad pins 15 to 20 Nm (132 to 168 in-lbs)
Brake line union bolts 30 to 40 Nm (22 to 29 ft-lbs)
Brake hose to master cylinder 30 to 40 Nm (22 to 29 ft-lbs)
Brake disc-to-wheel bolts front and rear 14 to 16 Nm (1 20 to 144 in -lbs)
Rear drum brake arm pinch bolt 8 to 12 Nm (72 to 108 inch-lbs)
Front master cylinder Mounting bolts Not specified
Pivot bolt locknut Not specified
Pedal pivot bolt 35 to 45 Nm (25 to 33 ft-lbs)

Engine Torques

Engine mounting bolts 30 to 37 Nm (22 to 27 ft-lbs)
8 mm bolts 35 to 45 Nm (25 to 33 ft-lbs)
Front 10 mm mounting bracket bolts 55 to 65 Nm (40 to 47 ft-lbs)
Rear and top 10 mm mounting bolts
External oil hose and pipe nuts 40 Nm (29 ft-lbs)
Cylinder head cover bolts
6 mm small head bolt 10 Nm (84 in-lbs)
6 mm regular head bolts 12 Nm (108 in-lbs)
8 mm bolt 23 Nm (17 ft-lbs)
Cam sprocket bolts 20 Nm (14 ft-lbs)
Main rocker shafts 27 Nm (20 ft-lbs)
Sub-rocker shafts
Intake 27 Nm (20 ft-lbs)
Exhaust 23 Nm (17 ft-lbs)
Cam chain tensioner bolt Not specified
Cylinder head main bolts 27 to 32 Nm (20 to 23 ft-lbs)
Cylinder head small nuts/bolts  Not specified
Cylinder main bolts 50 Nm (36 ft-lbs)
Cylinder small bolts Not specified
Intake manifold (carburetor insulator) bolts Not specified
Right and left engine cover bolts 12 Nm (108 in-lbs)
Clutch spring bolts 8 to 12 Nm (72 to 108 in-lbs)
Primary drive gear locknut 50 to Nm (36 to 43 ft-lbs)
Clutch locknut 50 to Nm (36 to 43 ft-lbs)
Shift cam plate to shift drum bolt 12 Nm (108 in-lbs)
Shift drum stopper arm bolt 25 Nm (18 ft-lbs)
Shift pedal pinch bolt 8 to 12 Nm (72 to 108 in-lbs)
Crankcase bolts 12 Nm (1 08 in-lbs)
Crankshaft bearing retainer bolt Not specified
Center shift fork-to-shaft bolt 15 Nm (132 in-lbs)

Exhaust Pipes and Mufflers Torques

Exhaust pipe-to-cylinder head nuts 18 to 25 Nm (13 to 18 ft-lbs)
Muffler clamp bolts 15 to 25 Nm (13 to 18 ft-lbs)
Muffler mounting bolts Not specified

Ignition and Electrical System Torques

Alternator rotor bolt 100 to 120 Nm (72 to 87 ft-lbs)
Timing hole cover 84 in-lbs

 Frame and Bodywork Torques

Seat mounting bolts 8 to 12 Nm (72 to 108 in-lbs)
Footpeg bolt/nut 38 to 48 Nm (27 to 35 ft-lbs)
Skid plate/bar 8 to 12 Nm (72 to 108 in-lbs)
Sidestand 35 to 45 Nm (25 to 33 ft- lbs)