I was installing some Givi crash bars to the V-Strom on the weekend and found out the hard way that the bolts supplied with the crash bars are not up to strength to take the torque required by the bike's service manual. The manual said torque to 25.5 ft pounds so to be safe I set the torque wrench to about 23. And the f%^&ing thing still sheared! It has sheared about half way along when it was almost the whole way in so there is no way to get to what's left to grab a hold by any other means. The bolt is 1 of 8 engine mounting bolts and after some more research on the net I read some conjecture about 16 ft pounds being correct despite the manual requiring 25.5. So I torqued the other 7 bolts to 16 with no problems. So now I have 2 problems. Obviously I have a sheared off engine mount bolt. I'm guessing because it is all the way in it is probably doing it's job in supporting the engine but is doing nothing to hold the crash guard on(it is one of 4 holding that side on). So I need to work out how to remove it. I have done a search and it seems an Easyout is the go. Being a mechanical newbie I'm not exactly sure which one I need. So the first question is for an M8x35 bolt, what diameter Easyout do I need? I take it 35 is the length in mm and 8 is the thread width in mm? If so, what Easyout is required to work this bolt. The second problem and hence question is that I obviously need at least 1 new bolt and there is no way I'm going to get another Givi bolt. But if the bolts that I did put in are only torqued to 16 ft pounds, should I be concerned that the manual requires 25.5? If so then I might as well buy some high tensile(up to 100ft pounds?) bolts and replace all 8. Any thoughts? I'm also interested to know if there are any tricks to using the Easyout to ensure it doesn't break as well!