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torque number needed quick

gonna be leaving soon to adjust my chain. whats the torque setting for when im tightening my big spindle/axle bolt back up?

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good man, was just leaving

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1. All of those values have been out there for anyone to see for well over a decade now...

http://www.rc51.org/torq.htm


2. I never use the actual torque value on the axle as it always causes parasitic drag as the bearings start to bind which accelerates wear on them. You snug the axle nut up tight until it starts to slow down the rotation of the rear wheel then back of a tiny bit. This always occurs before the actual recommended torque spec is reached.
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1. All of those values have been out there for anyone to see for well over a decade now...

http://www.rc51.org/torq.htm


2. I never use the actual torque value on the axle as it always causes parasitic drag as the bearings start to bind which accelerates wear on them. You snug the axle nut up tight until it starts to slow down the rotation of the rear wheel then back of a tiny bit. This always occurs before the actual recommended torque spec is reached.
Sorry LDH but if your wheel slows when tightening to the specified torque then you have a spacing issue. You should be able to tighten up till you cant tighten anymore and your wheel should not drag, when you tighten up your spindle you are simply tightening up all the inner sleeves of the bearings.
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Sorry LDH but if your wheel slows when tightening to the specified torque then you have a spacing issue. You should be able to tighten up till you cant tighten anymore and your wheel should not drag, when you tighten up your spindle you are simply tightening up all the inner sleeves of the bearings.
I'm a professional mechanic I have witnessed this for years on a myriad of different motorcycles. Torque wrenches are for inside the motor. Outside do it to feel...
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im back now, set the chain so that it still touches the swing arm underguard, but not as much as before.

took what LDH said into account so instead of setting the torque to the recommended 94ft lb, i tightened it to 90, just to be on the safe side. which is still pretty tight

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im back now, set the chain so that it still touches the swing arm underguard, but not as much as before.

took what LDH said into account so instead of setting the torque to the recommended 94ft lb, i tightened it to 90, just to be on the safe side. which is still pretty tight
If your torque wrench has a +/- 5% accuracy, there's a pretty good chance that you're at 94 regardless....

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as long as anything ive said on this isnt ringing any alarm bells with people and everything is within acceptable tolerances, that will do me fine

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Torque wrenches are for inside the motor. Outside do it to feel...
This has always been the way I have done it.....I learned this when I assembled new units for a local dealership.


This is also where I learned the fit and finish of a Honda is far superior to the other brands.


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