Re: How to Maintain a Motorised Bicycle
that question can have a few answers since not all engines are mounted the same way due to diffs in the frames they're attached to
if the rear mounting studs are nicely perpendicular to the frame, and the front mount was measured just right to support the weight without pulling the engine away from the rear mount, you'll find that it takes very little torque on the studs to hold the engine tight enough so that trying to push/pull the top of the engine left/right in the frame will give no movement whatsoever
the goal is not to reach a certain torque, but to keep the engine from moving under load
note that the studs will stretch a bit from time to time, so re-tightening is often needed
if the mounts weren't put on correctly, one may often strip the studs before the engine becomes stable
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