Front brake rotor torque specs.

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Front brake rotor torque specs.

Post by MrBenelli12 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:15 pm

I am a new 1986 Goldwing 1200A Aspencade owner. Had to replace a front brake rotor (worn down below spec) and new tire. I first went around and torqued the rotor bolts to ten ft/lbs. Then went around and increased torque to 22 ft/lbs.....then snap...bolt broke. I thought it may have been a fluke so I attempted to torque another stripped out. Now this is a brand new torque wrench and my book says 22 ft/lbs. Is it the torque wrench (bad), is my book incorrect, or what???? Can I go to a hardware store and get new bolts/nuts or do I have to order them from Honda. Thanks.

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Re: Front brake rotor torque specs.

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:56 pm

I looked it up, and I show 20-24 ft-lb is correct. I'd start looking at the torque wrench.

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Re: Front brake rotor torque specs.

Post by tech1 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:24 pm

Hi I agree to have the torque wrench calibrated. But I also know what 20 lbs or 100 lbs ft feels because I am an auto technition and have been for 25 years.
I highly recommend Honda bolts. The bolts you get at a hardware store are usually low grade. I mean what grade is required? It is always wise to use the best on brakes it doesn't matter how fast it'll go if you can't stop.
Good luck

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