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Well mine came off without issue. I put it back on with anti seize. Although 58 ft lb seems awful light.
 

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It's plenty. The lubricant in the anti seize cuts the friction so the axle is stretched the required amount. The nut is either a cottered castellated nut or a Fuji clamp nut depending on the year and country so it isn't coming off. I have not seen a single problem reported with the use of the technique, unlike many problems reported with the manual specification of 72.5lb-ft and dry threads.
 

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It's plenty. The lubricant in the anti seize cuts the friction so the axle is stretched the required amount. The nut is either a cottered castellated nut or a Fuji clamp nut depending on the year and country so it isn't coming off. I have not seen a single problem reported with the use of the technique, unlike many problems reported with the manual specification of 72.5lb-ft and dry threads.
What would happen if I added the anti-seize and torqued to 58 and then, later, the dealer did some work and, of course, torqued back to spec, "as required" (i.e. I can adjust my chain, but won't change my own tires)?

My dealer, with whom I have a decent relationship with, is strictly by-the-book for liability concerns.
 

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Excellent info, thank you!
 

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I keep mine at 58 lbs and check it once a week. It's never loosened a bit.
 

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I got replacement nuts from McMaster Carr, M18x1.5 stainless for $5.46 each.
 

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I have never gone near a torque wrench for removing/replacing wheels. I never swing on the nuts with my largest spanner either. I think the risk of that nut coming off by itself is less than infinitesimal. Has anyone had an axle nut loosen ?
 

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Never had a nut come loose. Well did have one of my guys go off recently. Ohh, are we talking fasteners? FWIW, at my work we are required to use some lubricant to maintain proper torque on different fasteners on metal cutting tools. If dry you cannot meet proper torque due to the drag of dry metal on metal. With some lube you get closer to proper torque by eliminating the dry metal on metal.

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just torqued mine to 74ft lbs yesterday twice with no issues
It takes a while to gall and most won't do it at all. You're taking a chance needlessly, small though it may be.
 

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I have never gone near a torque wrench for removing/replacing wheels. I never swing on the nuts with my largest spanner either. I think the risk of that nut coming off by itself is less than infinitesimal. Has anyone had an axle nut loosen ?
Me either, in 45 years I've never had a problem; or at least haven't recognized one:) That nut is not going anywhere if it's moderately snug. I've never used anti-seize either, but I think I'll start using that to avoid the galling problem.
 
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Yes............
 

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Never had any issues until today, had to cut the nut off.

Would copper grease do as a lube when I replace the axle?
Smear the shaft as well as the thread. Just the finest smear by hand.
 

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That won't hurt but it isn't needed on V-Strom axles like it is on some other bikes. The axle will not rust to the wheel bearings.
 

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Sorry, meant as an anti locking lube for the thread.

Axle will be lubed with normal grease anyway, always do.
 

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Sorry, meant as an anti locking lube for the thread.

Axle will be lubed with normal grease anyway, always do.
I'd smear anti-seize coating on your axle shaft and thread, and reduce the torque applied to the nut.
 
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