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Possible suspension setting?

Hey guys,
I just picked up my first RC51 on Friday and I noticed that there is a little sticker on the bottom on my forks and on the swing arm. The one on the fork says "22 N-m" and the swing arm "127 N-m". I assume it has to do with the suspension setup on the bike but I can't figure out exactly what it means. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Nope torque specs for the pinch bolt...22 N-m is 22 Newton meters which equates to 16.2263673 foot pounds.



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Ill wait for someone 100% certain to agree, but I would assume those are torque specs someone labeled on the bike for convenience.
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Someone has placed labels of the metric torque specs on the front axle pinch bolts and rear axle nut.

22 N/m = 16 Ft/Lbs
127 N/m = 93 Ft/Lbs
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Oh that makes a lot more sense. I bet it is the torque specs. Thanks!
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I've been a motorcycle tech for over 18 years...I told you they were torque specs.



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I've been a motorcycle tech for over 18 years...I told you they were torque specs.
yeah, but you're a nobody

That's a good idea, I need to start doing that.
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Nope torque specs for the pinch bolt...22 N-m is 22 Newton meters which equates to 16.2263673 foot pounds.
This isn't exactly clear, only pretty clear

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I've been a motorcycle tech for over 18 years...I told you they were torque specs.
Except the part where your first word is Nope...

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yeah, but you're a nobody

That's a good idea, I need to start doing that.
Funny and ironic, that crossed my mind too

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Thanks for clarifying Jondog...I keep forgetting that I can't point and explain, it's the interweb! I will be more precise next time.



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