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post #1 of 8 Old 06-15-2015, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Front axle nut torque

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Can you please tell me the torque for the front axle nut on a 2013 KLR 650?

Thanks so much,
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Can you please tell me the torque for the front axle nut on a 2013 KLR 650?
According to Clymer:

Axle nut, front: 58 ft-lb, 78 Nm

Highly recommend picking your KLR's Clymer manual. Worth $10 on the dollar.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-16-2015, 08:09 PM
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+ 1 on obtaining a manual.

The fastener mentioned isn't particularly critical, torque-value wise IMHO; get 'er good 'n' tight and anchor the nut with a cotter pin; fear not!

Disagreements welcomed; chances are, at a dealership, you'd get whatever the air impact wrench setting might be . . .

Don't know, maybe Generation 2 KLR650s have no front axle nut cotter pins . . .
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Erm, now that I read it more carefully, I see your bike is from a different generation than my Clymer. So definitely get a manual. :-)
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+ 1 on obtaining a manual.

Don't know, maybe Generation 2 KLR650s have no front axle nut cotter pins . . .
They don't.

I will second the opinions above. A maintenance manual is a must-have.



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+ 1 on obtaining a manual.

The fastener mentioned isn't particularly critical, torque-value wise IMHO; get 'er good 'n' tight and anchor the nut with a cotter pin; fear not!

Disagreements welcomed; chances are, at a dealership, you'd get whatever the air impact wrench setting might be . . .

Don't know, maybe Generation 2 KLR650s have no front axle nut cotter pins . . .
It is for this reason that I recommend that you never allow a shop to install a wheel (at least the axle nut) or an oil drain plug. The well intending young man they assign this type work to is likely to use the biggest wrench in the shop. He may strip the oil drain or tighten the axle nut to the point that you can't fix a flat on the road/trail. They don't mind if you remove and replace the wheel in the parking lot just as you would in the woods. I use a 1" PVC pipe stand with a "TEE" on top cut in half to form a cradle.

If you let them install the wheel, test it with your road kit wrench to make sure you can loosen it.
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I tighten mine but put no real cranking pressure on it.

Probably less than spec on my generation 2. I use a big lockwasher,
make it tight enough to flatten the washer and maybe another turn.
Then, let the front 4 allen bolts do their job. There's enuff failsafes
on it to never fall off. I do the allens pretty tight as they are long and
have many threads to grab. My thing is to not crush all the rolling stuff
together from the sides. Very free rolling.

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I tighten mine but put no real cranking pressure on it.

Probably less than spec on my generation 2. I use a big lockwasher,
make it tight enough to flatten the washer and maybe another turn.
Then, let the front 4 allen bolts do their job. There's enuff failsafes
on it to never fall off. I do the allens pretty tight as they are long and
have many threads to grab. My thing is to not crush all the rolling stuff
together from the sides. Very free rolling.

Just another take,
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Don't worry about crushing the "rolling stuff" on the front or rear. The purpose of all those spacer/sleeves is to be squeezed together tight enough to form a solid cylinder that won't rotate around the axle bolt for the bearing inner races to sit on. It just doesn't need to be gorilla tight.
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