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Does anyone know why Ducati feels it necessary to specify 180 N-M (132 ft-lbs) torque on the rear axle nut? Just curious as that is an insane amount of torque compared to other superbikes I've owned which tend to run around 85 - 90 ft-lb average on that nut. The reason I ask is that breaking the nut loose after it's been on there for a year is always a challenge and requires either a breaker bar with cheater pipe or an impact driver.and I've started dialing it back to a 100 ft-lb lately to make removal a little easier.
 

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Thanks Forewarned, I like my torque wrenches but agree there is no apparent good reason why Ducati specified such a high torque value in the first place and it makes it into such a PITA trying to take the back wheel off....
 
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