XRR Swing arm nut problem


3 replies to this topic
  • Miguel159

Posted September 10, 2006 - 03:12 PM

#1

I just installed Devol frame guards on my XRR. I had to use an impact wrench to get the left side swing arm nut off. Holy frig was it tight. I noticed that when tight, it had four full threads showing exposed on the shaft. After I installed the devol aluminum guard and torqued the nut back on there is only one thread showing. The service manual stated 80 ft/lb for the nut. I realize the aluminum guard under the nut takes up some space but it can't be any more than 2mm thick. Does 80 ft/lb seem right after having to use an impact gun to take it off? I worried the swing arm won't be torqued properly on the bearings etc. Am I being paranoid :thumbsup:

  • Max Power

Posted September 10, 2006 - 06:29 PM

#2

I just installed Devol frame guards on my XRR. I had to use an impact wrench to get the left side swing arm nut off. Holy frig was it tight. I noticed that when tight, it had four full threads showing exposed on the shaft. After I installed the devol aluminum guard and torqued the nut back on there is only one thread showing. The service manual stated 80 ft/lb for the nut. I realize the aluminum guard under the nut takes up some space but it can't be any more than 2mm thick. Does 80 ft/lb seem right after having to use an impact gun to take it off? I worried the swing arm won't be torqued properly on the bearings etc. Am I being paranoid :thumbsup:


Yes, 80 ft/lbs is right. The swing arm bearings require a special tool to adjust.

Did you pull the swing arm bolt out and grease it?

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  • Miguel159

Posted September 11, 2006 - 09:43 AM

#3

thanks for the reply Max. No I didn't grease the swing arm bolt. I'd like to. Do I need the wheel off and the bike on a work stand. Can it be done easily and do you need a swing arm tool for the castled nut on the right side?

  • Max Power

Posted September 11, 2006 - 06:11 PM

#4

thanks for the reply Max. No I didn't grease the swing arm bolt. I'd like to. Do I need the wheel off and the bike on a work stand. Can it be done easily and do you need a swing arm tool for the castled nut on the right side?


Not the end of the world. With the left side nut off, the bolt can be removed. Mine needed some help (brass punch and hammer).

When I did it, the bike was on a stand, tire and shock was removed.

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