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Old 10-09-2007, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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03 Road King Rear Axle Nut Tourque Spec ???

I found my drive belt loose, found that the rear axle had slipped forward just abit. Tightened belt and went to re torque rear axle nut, looked in the owners manual and it said tighten to I think it was 15 to 20 ft lbs. That spec doesn't seem tight enough to me, in fact I know so because it already came loose once. I see other posts saying people are tightening their rear axle nuts to 50/60 ft lbs which seems a bit more reasonable. Is my manual wrong ???
Like I said I think mine says to tighten it to 15 to 20 ft lbs ... Thanks !!!
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont know what your getting info from but the torque spec on an 03 RK 1 in rear axle is 95 to 105 ft lbs
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Ron B is right on. 60-65 lbs was the torque spec before the switch to the larger rear axle in 02. Can't ever remember an axle torque spec to be 15-20.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I figured it out, on step 13 in the manual it says to tighten it to 15 to 20 ft lbs of torque and lower the bike to the ground which is where I stopped reading. Then if you flip the page there is a step 14 which says to now tighten it to 95 to 105 ft lbs. I feel better now, thanks for the help !!!
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LOL Glad you got it straight. Kinda brings to mind the old saying:

Read everything once before doing anything.
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