Main Motorcycle: 2010 Speedmaster
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Queensland Australia
Large nut in center of top triple tree is there a torque setting?
Ok I try and explain what I am trying to say.
The large chrome nut in the centre of the top triple for the steering head stem is there a torque pressure setting for that.
About two weeks ago I took my Speedmaster to my local dealer and asked if he could tighten up the steering head bearings because the bike has a bit of a front wheel wobble around 75kph with my hands off the bars on decel.
It only took him about ten minutes to do the job, it looks like he may of just over tighten this large nut which put pressure on the steering head bearing which made the bike weave from side to side with my hands off the bars and not to good to ride.
I just came home from my mates house and we worked on my bike, to loosen this nut we had to use a breaker bar and a lot of force on the socket wrench to move it.
Ok my mate had a torque wrench and we did tighten the nut to 68psi and now the bike feels a lot better to ride and does not weave from side to side anymore.
So is there a torque setting, have we done it right, before with the bike sitting on the jack the forks did not fall to the left and right without been pushed a bit but now we lossen this nut they seem to fall ok not to fast but they do fall by themselves.
Ok I hope you can understand what I am trying to say, I just felt that the dealer did overtighten this nut and like I said it seemed then to follow all the lines in the road, but now it feels better so have my mate and myself have done the right thing cheers.
Last edited by Oz Rogue; 04-22-2011 at 03:46 AM.