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While washing the bike and doing a once-over this weekend I was shocked to find my front axle nut loose. I don't mean a few foot pounds loose - I mean not even hand tight loose. I spun the nut right off with my fingers. I noticed when washing the wheels behind the brake disc, my finger spun the wheel spacer. I got a little queasy when I thought about the previous night's ride - well in excess of 100mph on more than one occasion.:eek: Check 'em out everyone! I have heard of this happening on more than one V-Rod. This has never occurred on any of the other 3 bikes I have owned. Has anybody had this happen to them on a V-Rod or otherwise?
 

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I read the spec in my service manual yesterday, I wanna say it was 62 to 65 ft. lbs. I'll check again today (when I tighten it) and let you know tommorrow. More importantly is why is this nut loose in the first place?!
 

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I had mine in for some leaks and 1k service and my dealer told me they had tightned the front axle nut and used red loctite on it. I guess that several have been reported loose.
 

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VRB - Youch! Red loc-tite is VERY difficult to remove and usually requires heating with a torch to remove! I used blue loc-tite, which can be broken by hand on mine. Might want to ask the mechanic if red is a really good idea on a fastener that has to be removed for tire changes.
 
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