Standing it on a sheet of FLAT glass now the missus is out reveals no play. Ancient, slightly crinkly glass in the shed, not so flat.
What difference? I just look at this subframe and think about what's loaded on it (me mainly, then ~50% the weight of the bike through the shocks). It has the look of one of those fold up chairs you buy with a cup holder in the arm. Adequate for occasional use. It is also mounted to a potentially wibbly part of the main frame but I don't plan on removing that any time soon.
I don't feel the frame moving like it did on other bikes, but then I don't go hooning around at a million miles an hour anymore. The RD used to bend like a cat under really heavy braking. Back wheel closing in on front one. DT175 would flex by standing on one peg and not the other.
Hoping to improve on "none at all". Fully expecting a "told you so" though
RE Low bolt torques: the 81 onwards have countersunk heads = less steel. Maybe that is the reason? Flanged nuts and form G washers may find their way in here if they don't protrude.