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I'm installing my modquad steering stem and have run into a couple issues. First, I had to sand off the chrome plating on the spline in order for it to slide through the lower bearing. Took a little while, but finally got it to fit. Now, I'm tightening the upper steering stem bushing. Stock torque is 17 ft lbs on the two bolts. However, when I go that tight the bushing loses it's round shape and looks a little oval. I'm assuming this is because the chrome plating caused the diameter to increase from stock specs. Has anyone run into this? Is this normal for aftermarket stems?
 

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Wow, it sounds like they plated areas that should not be plated.. Can you still turn the stem when you tighten it down to spec?
 

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Ya, it turns. But by the time I put 17 ft lbs on it, it bent the two brackets. (one on the frame and the other flat bracket that the two bolts go into) I'm going to try sanding it down until it's within oem specs. Note to self.....don't get a chromed stem again! :lol:
 
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