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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-24-2000, 09:58 AM
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axle nut torque methods

Just installed a Dura Blue axle on my Banshee. The Clymer manual mandates 170 ft lbs of torque for the stock axle nuts on the stock axle. They say to acheive this, you need to buy a special Yamaha Service Tool(its basically just a crows [email protected] 15/16"). Well Yamaha didnt have it, and no hardware stores did either. So i got a pipe wrench(the Dura Blue nut is even bigger) with the 3-1\2 foot handle from the floor jack, and tightened the heck out of it.

What does everybody else do?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2000, 02:55 AM
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Re: axle nut torque methods

Hey all,
I'm not entirely familiar with the axle-nut system on a Banshee, but on my 250R, there is a nut that tightens the axle against the bearings in the hub, and a locknut. I usually just tighten the locknut until the axle starts to bind just a little bit. Just enough so that the axle doesn't spin as freely as it did when the nut was loose (I hope this is making sense), I then tighten the locknut, which snugs it up just a little bit more. I've had good success with this method.

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