Front wheel Secure?


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waynesturt
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Front wheel Secure?

Postby waynesturt » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:52 am



Good Morning All,
Near the end of my riding season last year I had my speedo gear assembly replaced on the front wheel. I watched as my buddy completed the job and tightened the nut on the axle. It looked good and tight to me.

My question is: Should I be re-tightening the nut on that axle bolt(because I have put on some miles) or does it stay tightened with the forward motion of the front wheel.

Thanks
Wayne Sturt



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Re: Front wheel Secure?

Postby waynesturt » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:36 pm

can someone please give me their opinion on this! :|

Wayne

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Re: Front wheel Secure?

Postby thomba » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:42 pm

If the axle bolt and pinch bolts are properly torqued, then no further action is required.
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Re: Front wheel Secure?

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:49 pm

Checked some of the other threads. WingAdmin did a fork rebuild and details that the torque value for the front axle is 65 ft-lb and the pinch bolts are 16 ft-lb. If your friend did not torque the bolts, these are the values to use - only takes a few minutes with the front wheel off the ground. Cheers

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Re: Front wheel Secure?

Postby themainviking » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:08 am

It never hurts to check. I would. Normally tho, the front axle, if torqued correctly, is good till the next tire change.


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