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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 23rd November 2019, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Front axle torque.

Hello, could someone please tell me the correct way to re-torque the front axle to the recommended setting of 72.5 ft lbs ? It certainly wasn't that tight when loosening off but kept spinning when attempting to re-tighten it previously. Should I nip up the pinch bolts on the clutch side for leg to prevent this from happening ? I'll be fitting new discs and brake pads soon and want to make sure that all is correct.

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I always tighten up the left side clamp, then torque the axle.
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I always tighten up the left side clamp, then torque the axle.
Ah, thanks very much. I think the gent who recently changed a front tyre and wheel bearings for me, failed to do that and only tightened the axle to the point at which it began to constantly spin. I'll make sure it's tightened to spec when the new discs arrive next week. Went for EBC X-series and HH pads. My current brake side disc has a small warp but it's bad enough for me to be pogoing up and down when coming to a halt.

Thanks again for your help,

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I basically follow this. I know it's for a gsxr but the theory is the same
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https://youtu.be/O_9F9XDbM9M
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I basically follow this. I know it's for a gsxr but the theory is the same
Watch from 10 minutes
https://youtu.be/O_9F9XDbM9M
Everything went fine, had a quick scan through my Service CD, before I saw your message, but thanks very much. The brakes are great now, all set for the Spring and Summer, although I do keep the bike going through the colder months, weather permitting.

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Everything went fine, had a quick scan through my Service CD, before I saw your message, but thanks very much. The brakes are great now, all set for the Spring and Summer, although I do keep the bike going through the colder months, weather permitting.

Best regards from Wales.
Glad it worked out.
I've had a few dramas recently with mine,
Caliper rebuild and wheel bearing failure/replacement so have the procedure well practiced on mine now.
I have almost done it the wrong order in the past

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EDIT: This post is in case someone happens upon this in the future and needs a quick reference.

Glad it's sorted. I haven't posted in a while but I saw this thread come through via a tapatalk summary email. Anyway, I wanted to call out that you should never need to loosen the clutch (left) side front axle sleeve unless you are servicing the forks and need to get to the bottom bolt. Use the same torque as the right side pinch bolts. Finally, make sure to stroke the forks a few times before tightening everything up so the forks align properly (they are free to rotate somewhat but restricted by the axle, brakes, fender, etc.)

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