Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Thanks to both of you for the replies..
GW: I was of course, using the thread you linked to, and your fine explanation, as my guide over and above the Owner's Manual. It is only after reviewing all of these threads that I work up the courage to start on some of these things!
As to the axle, I may have just been unobservant, but when it was spinning with the nut, it didn't seem to be turning the corresponding nut on the left side of the bike. That made me nervous that maybe I was slowly unscrewing the nut on the left side, while trying to tighten the right. I have procured a proper sized socket to fit the torque wrench, but that was not until after initially doing the work with the open spanner in the bike's tool kit. With the socket, you can't see the axle turning with the nut, but when using the bike's wrench I could.
Anyway, it sounds like the smart thing to do is to take it off again and reinstall with a bit of anti-seize on that nut to be safe.
Thanks again for putting my mind at ease a bit.
Rain coming so maybe time to try that air filter!
Rob in T.O.
K7 DL650 ABS