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Anyone have the service manual handy?
Thanks! I read in another thread that it was 132 ft lbs for the rear, but I don't know if that is what the manual says, or if that is just what some dude did. I wasn't able to find anything about the front axle.
 

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Thanks!
 

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30mm 6-pt socket for the front
36mm 12-pt socket for the rear.
Check front and rear wheel shaft tightening (front: 63Nm ± 5% - rear: 180Nm±5%);
Check the brake calliper retaining screws tightening (front: 45Nm ± 5% - rear: 25Nm±5%);
 
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It would also behoov you to check your front sprocket fastener. They have a tendency of coming loose and a lot of people safety wire them as a result.

The 600mi service also calls out checking that torque spec.
 

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It would also behoov you to check your front sprocket fastener. They have a tendency of coming loose and a lot of people safety wire them as a result.

The 600mi service also calls out checking that torque spec.
Already did my 600 mile service. They found an issue with my front sprocket, so i would imagine they re-torqued all that ****.

Thanks for the suggestion though!
 
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132 lb-ft for the 959 rear axle nut? Why such high torque, my ZX-14 calls for 94 lb-ft on that nut and has way more torque delivered to the rear wheel than a 959.


Just curious.
 

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132 lb-ft for the 959 rear axle nut? Why such high torque, my ZX-14 calls for 94 lb-ft on that nut and has way more torque delivered to the rear wheel than a 959.


Just curious.
When Vito asks for torque, Mario gives it to him.
 

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Yea, I'll probably stick with the 132 lb-ft figure but apparently Mario was off for the day when they assembled my 959 and Godzilla torqued the rear axle nut. I applied about 300 lbs of force to an 18" breaker bar and that nut won't budge. This thing is stupid tight.
 

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This was one of my best purchases!
 

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This was one of my best purchases!
I second this. Breaker bars got nothing on a decent impact wrench. Electric ones are surprisingly powerful/torquey.
 

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Yes they are, and they make different levels. I suggest getting a 1/2" drive 18 v with at least 200 ft lbs of torque if you're going to use it on wheel nuts.
 

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Got it folks, had my neighbor sit on the bike (180 lbs) while I used a 1/2" breaker bar and a 3' long cheater pipe.


I lifted him and the rear end of the bike about 3 inches off the ground before it let go. Holy Mother of Mercy was that thing ever tight!


Doug did you put a little thread lube on the axle nut before re-installing, this thing was as dry as a powder biscuit?
 

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Yea, that impact would be a smart purchase but this is the first time I've ever run into any thing like this on any motorcycle, normally a 1/2" drive breaker bar, 18" long and anything on a bike will come off. I could have used it pulling the clutch basket nut on my 10R awhile back come to think of it.
 

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Yea, I'll probably stick with the 132 lb-ft figure but apparently Mario was off for the day when they assembled my 959 and Godzilla torqued the rear axle nut. I applied about 300 lbs of force to an 18" breaker bar and that nut won't budge. This thing is stupid tight.
Well, at least it wasn't loose? :D
 

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It would also behoov you to check your front sprocket fastener. They have a tendency of coming loose and a lot of people safety wire them as a result.

The 600mi service also calls out checking that torque spec.

I'd better check mine then, what is the torque and what size socket?
 

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It's an M10 hhcs and the spec is 55nm +\- 5%
 

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Yea, that impact would be a smart purchase but this is the first time I've ever run into any thing like this on any motorcycle, normally a 1/2" drive breaker bar, 18" long and anything on a bike will come off. I could have used it pulling the clutch basket nut on my 10R awhile back come to think of it.

FYI, You only ever use an impact gun to remove a torqued fastener, never for install...

I use a dab of anti-seize on the threads.
 
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