XR600R - suspension torque settings

Hi All,

The other day I cleaned and greased the rear suspension bearings on my XR600R (2002 model). I have both Clymer and Haines manuals, and noticed a discrepancy in the torque settings for the shock-link to frame pivot bolt. Clymer says 50ftlb, whereas Haines says 30ftlb. Does anyone know which is correct? The manuals often disagree, but usually not by this much.

Mike

What is the diameter of the bolt.......

The Honda manual says 51lbs-ft for the "XR650R". Didn't know that Honda made a 02 600R.

Hi Frankstr and Max Power,

Its a 10mm bolt.

Re. 02 600r, well, I'm not sure either. I think my bike was made for the Australian market and would have been one of the last 600Rs made, so I thought this was 02. It sat in a crate in Germany for a couple of years. I bought it new in the Spring of 04, crated. It has dual sport wiring, which is what made me think it was an Aussie one.

Mike

Hi Frankstr and Max Power,

Its a 10mm bolt.

Re. 02 600r, well, I'm not sure either. I think my bike was made for the Australian market and would have been one of the last 600Rs made, so I thought this was 02. It sat in a crate in Germany for a couple of years. I bought it new in the Spring of 04, crated. It has dual sport wiring, which is what made me think it was an Aussie one.

Mike

Standard torque for a 10mm (thread diameter) is 29 lbs-ft.

Thanks Max Power,

29 Ftlb or slightly higher would be about right for a 10mm flange bolt with a head mark of around 7 I think. However, the bolt is a Honda OEM one with no head marks / property class. Currently I have it tightened up to 30 Ftlb, but have feeling it should be higher.

If anyone has access to the Honda settings please post.

Mike

If the bolt is a fine thread it can handle 50 ftlbs of torque......... :)

Good point Frankstr,

Moto GP has just finished, so I'll go out to the shed and measure the thread pitch.

M

I could only count three crests without taking the bolt back out, but it does look like fine pitch (1mm), so it could be that the Clymer setting of 50 ftlb is appropriate. Again, if anyone has the definitive Honda torque setting please post.

M

Well, might being comparing apples and oranges.

The 650R uses 12mm bolts for it's shock link, torqued to 51 and 58 ft lbs.

The shock mounting bolts are 10mm and torqued to 33 ft lbs.

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