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post #181 of 184 Old 11-08-2016, 06:54 PM
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Fitted a new axle and nut, on close inspection the damaged thread on the old one was half way down the threaded part...

New axle, plates etc all greased, threaded part coated in copper grease and torqued up to Suzuki specs. It will come off again at the dealer in a month or so for a new rear tyre and chain, if they stuff it, they can replace it.

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post #182 of 184 Old 11-08-2016, 07:20 PM
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Do not torque the nut to the Suzuki spec of 72.5lb-ft when using anti seize. Lubricating the thread will over stretch the axle and overtax the threads at that torque. The torque on a lubricated thread needs to be reduced over a dry spec. There have been zero reported problems using 58lb-ft.
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post #183 of 184 Old 11-08-2016, 09:33 PM
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Do not torque the nut to the Suzuki spec of 72.5lb-ft when using anti seize. Lubricating the thread will over stretch the axle and overtax the threads at that torque. The torque on a lubricated thread needs to be reduced over a dry spec. There have been zero reported problems using 58lb-ft.
Dropped it by 15%, we'll see how we go.

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post #184 of 184 Old 11-12-2016, 12:34 AM
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I joined the galling club today. 2012 Glee with 15000km. It made it about one full turn before stopping dead.
Annoyingly it's too loose to be able to ride it to the shop. I'm not sure about cutting off the nut, not something I've done before.

I had the same problem with my Fireblade many year ago but it was at the dealer getting a new rear tyre, so they did the cutting.

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