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?