View Full Version : Overtight?
03-28-2009, 01:58 PM
Alright well I successfully removed and reinstalled my first motorcycle wheel. I have just one concern. I torqued the axle nut to spec but then the notch on the axle nut and the cotter pin hole didn't line up so I tightened the nut a little more to line them up. I was wondering if that would have any kind of detrimental effect on my bike...or me.
03-28-2009, 02:18 PM
I don't bother torquing the axle nut. I'll just tighten it up real good (almost completely tight) then tighten enough so that the carter pin lines up with its slot.
I was told not to worry about overtightening. I think the way the wheels and bearings are designed it's very hard to tighten it so much that it damages anything.
03-29-2009, 01:03 AM
If it is a little bit over tightened there won't be a problem.
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