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I need to adjust my chain and am looking for the correct torque settings for the rear axel nut on a 1969 T120.

A complete list of torque settings would be great too :). I saw some previous posts but they had expired

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Well I personally do not have the answer,

Any chance someone out there with the proper manual can
help out on this one? It seems to be another lost post.

Pookybear
 

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Does everyone really go by the book on torquing fastenings? I would assume is important for the cylinder head but for the rest of the bike do many people (like me) go by feel? :p

I did buy a torque wrench from Sears but it didnt work properly and Ive seen lots of bad reviews of torque wrenches not working right.

No that Im splashing out lots of cash on new parts im thinking it might be time to try another torque wrench.
 

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Does everyone really go by the book on torquing fastenings? I would assume is important for the cylinder head but for the rest of the bike do many people (like me) go by feel? :p

I did buy a torque wrench from Sears but it didnt work properly and Ive seen lots of bad reviews of torque wrenches not working right.

No that Im splashing out lots of cash on new parts im thinking it might be time to try another torque wrench.
Humm, Kev,

We will butt heads on this one, I have a about 12 different
torque wrenches, and they do get used. Most of them are
Snap-on torque-o-meters, with the dial. A few are the click
type, not a fan of these, they mess up more often. As for you
trying another torque wrench, good idea, I am all for that one.

Torque setting specifiacations are there for a reason, it give
the maxium clamping force that a give bolt and treads can
handle without damage to either part.

However, it is like most things in life. Take for example a common
nut. Lets say this nut is UNC thread size is not important.
The first time the nut is used everything is fine. The second time
it is use the holding force it can withstand is reduced by 50%.
The third time it is used the holding force it can withstand is
now only 20% of when the nut was new. So the question is
do you replace the nuts on your bike everytime you loosen one?
Most people would say no. But this is not a car we are talking
about, if you have a wheel loosen up on a motorcycle, it will
have your full attention. I would hate for you to have this post
on your mind as you are headed out into a field or something
worse, thinking that maybe I should have followed the torque
setting.

Not trying to bust your chops on this, and motorcycles are fun
to ride, I just do not want people to think that it is just ok if
I do it this way. Motorcycles are just like airplanes, you really
have to go over them well and do it correctly.

Pookybear
 
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