My YZ is a '92. I think it is the stock cover (I painted it to match the frame) and it says Yamaha on it. I may be over tightening the bolts then... I usually just tighten them up with a 3/8ths drive wratchet, which I'm assuming is way over 9ft lbs. I will get a hold of a torque wrench and tighten them accordingly.
On a side note, I finally got my cylinder head planed to stop coolant from leaking into the engine, and I was able to slow down the idle to a nice slow but solid idle. But it sounds like there is something rattling around that sounds bad. Maybe it's just what a two stroke sounds at a low idle, but the crank bearings are good as far as I can tell, and the noise goes away when I rev it, either I can't hear it anymore or it goes away. I have looked up videos of other YZ's idling low, but I can't tell if its the same noise or not. Anyone have an idea?