Stripped bolt and nut

6 replies to this topic
  • SteadyEddy

Posted June 16, 2004 - 02:31 AM


Hey all,

Just finishing up on regreasing my swingarm bearings, and was reinstalling the bolt that attaches the rear shock to the relay arm, Im pretty sure i read the manual right(5-58), it says to tighten to 53Nm, but mine just kept on going and then went soft.... bugger. Did I stuff it, did i read it wrong? Im pretty sure my torque wrench is of good quality.
Maybe this can happen :thumbsup:

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 16, 2004 - 04:05 AM


4.448 Newtons per Lb force means you only tighten it to 12 ft lbs. You cant strip that bolt and nut with that little torque. :thumbsup:

  • wrooster

Posted June 16, 2004 - 04:36 AM


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  • SteadyEddy

Posted June 16, 2004 - 11:53 AM


Is there any way to test a torque wrench?

  • Hamish

Posted June 16, 2004 - 12:01 PM


send to someone who does instrument calibration. The only bolts I ever torque on my bikes are the head bolts. After you've been working on bikes for a while you get a 'feel' for whats right.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 16, 2004 - 01:15 PM


Ditto I use the "feel" method for everything but the engine internals. :thumbsup:

  • SteadyEddy

Posted June 16, 2004 - 04:43 PM


yer sounds like the way to do it, I could feel it was real tight, should of stopped, but its all a learning curve
My new bolt and nut is arriving in time for the weekend.
$14(aus) :thumbsup:
bit expensive but what can ya do


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