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Old 12-02-2012, 08:58 AM
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The bolt head numbers tie to a standard torque value based on the size of the bolt. So if a particular fastener location does not have a documented torque spec, you can refer to the manual to get the standard torque range - for example a M6 bolt that has a "4" on the cap will have an torque range of X - Y. Generally speaking, as the number on the fastener gets larger it has a higher torque value.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:03 PM
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What are the odds anyone has a spare glass float sight they'd be willing to part with for cash, beer, wrench exchange, what have you? Also maybe lend some sage cruiser experience to a cruiser noob in terms of an initial tune up? Great way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon up in the mountains!
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I've never run across someone who makes a big deal about the softness of OE hardware, .
i'll join the 'hate the fact that toyota hardware is made of butter' group. they should never have been allowed to use phillips head screws, but sometimes even the bolt heads suck

although, the bolt heads don't suck as much as finding that one "1/2 inch" (as uncle ben says) bolt when you've got all your 12mm wrenches out. (the phillips head screws, however, are far worse than that 13mm)
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:01 PM
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Are there any local places I might be able to pick up a sight glass? What's the story on the plastic ones? Different vintage or just aftermarket replacement?
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Where are the date codes, and what is the format? Is there a VIN/serial number database somewhere that documents production dates? I'm told there is a book that details some of the more trivial year to year changes; anyone know what that book is called?
best book for trivial changes is all in japanese
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Are there any local places I might be able to pick up a sight glass? What's the story on the plastic ones? Different vintage or just aftermarket replacement?
I pretty sure I don't have one in my spare parts cache. That said, you should be able to use one from most any Toyota carb - apperantly in a pinch you can bet buy with 15 cents. This post will be helpfull.
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I have one of those yucky plastic ones that's hard to see through if you're in a pinch, but that nickel trick sounds interesting too.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:18 AM
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I'm trying to get a hold of Rocky Mountain Cruisers to see if they have one on hand. What are some experiences/opinions of RMC? It sounds like they're a service shop versus a parts store...
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Jim's! Core for $25! A Good glass sight AND the start to my spare parts collection! Huzzah!
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I'm trying to get a hold of Rocky Mountain Cruisers to see if they have one on hand. What are some experiences/opinions of RMC? It sounds like they're a service shop versus a parts store...
That would generally be correct...they do sometimes sell excess parts though.
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