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scotty71
November 26, 2016, 11:13pm Report to Moderator

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i have re torque my rear wheel nuts to 5lb. they are 15/16" nylocs,but this seams low setting for a nut against the wheel bearing. i have looked at all the wheel nuts in my books, which retain the wheel bearings.
the front would be ok, due to the split pin,but the rear are only nyloc.
any ideas?
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esxefi
November 27, 2016, 12:44am Report to Moderator

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there is confusion here between 'wheel nuts' which should not be nylocs and the 'hub nut' which i suspect you are referring to and is torqued to much more than 5lbft.

can you post a picture to be clear.
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RobPearce
November 28, 2016, 8:12am Report to Moderator

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Go and re-read the manual. 5lbft sounds like the front (castellated) hub nuts. The rear hub nuts (at 15/16" those are what you're referring to, I think) need 120.


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scotty71
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thank you gents. I was using the WORKSHOP MANUAL FOR TRIUMPH HERALD 1200 AND 13/60 1969-71 AUTOBOOK.
this is why I thought it is a bit odd to torque the rear hub nut to 5lbs.
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