**If I had a dollar for every time I was asked about torque
specifications on XS650's I'd be a wealthy man. So here are a couple of tables of specs copied from the workshop manual.
As you can see all of the specs given are in Metres per Kilogram force (m/kgs),
foot pounds (ft/lbs) or Inch pounds (in/lbs) Of course here in Australia we talk in Newton/metres
(N/m) so to do the conversion from those old ft/lbs to N/m just multiply by 1.35582
and for in/lbs to N/m multiply by 0.112984775**

**For example if you have a
10mm bolt (dimension B) from Table 1. the correct tension would be :-**

**25 - 29 ft/lbs
25 ft/lbs X 1.35582 = 33.8955
N/m
29 ft/lbs X 1.35582 = 39.31878 N/m
So the correct tension would be 34 - 39 N/m (rounded)**

**Tables on this page were scanned from a
Yamaha XS650B workshop manual and reworked for ft/lbs and N/m which are more
commonly used than m/kgs here in Australia.**

__ Standard torque setting guide by nut
& bolt size__Table 1. is used where the nuts and bolts are used together
or are screwed onto or into steel.

Table 1.

**Special torque settings for
various XS650 nuts & bolts
**

(Usually less than the standard guide)

Table 2.

**Convert.exe is a small program that
does conversions download it and place it on your desktop, I found it very
useful.**

**24/09/12**