Common Torque Values

Front wheel      
Brake caliper mounting bolt 22 ft/lbs Plus Loctite
brake pad pin 12 ft/lbs  
caliper bracket to forks 36 ft/lbs Plus Loctite
main axle bolt 43 ft/lbs  
axle pinch bolts 16 ft/lbs  
front brake disk bolt 14 ft/lbs  
steering stem nut 76 ft/lbs  
steering bearing adj nut 18 ft/lbs  
triple clamp (upper) 16 ft/lbs  
triple clamp (lower) 29 ft/lbs  
Rear wheel      
main axle nut 69 ft/lbs  
sprocket nuts 80 ft/lbs  
front sprocket 40 ft/lbs  
oil filter 20 ft/lbs  
oil drain plug 22 ft/lbs  
clutch spring bolt 9 ft/lbs  
fuel tube banjo bolt 16 ft/lbs  
spark plugs 9 ft/lbs  
rear shock mount nuts 31 ft/lbs  
handlebar clamps 20 ft/lbs  
engine hanger bolts front & rear
(used for frame slider install)
37 ft/lbs  


A note on axle bolt/nut torque settings

You will quickly find that when dealing with items outside of the engine that correct torque specs and correct assembly are two completely different things when it comes to the real world. Due to variables in lube, thread wear, calibration etc it is VERY UNLIKELY that you would achieve torque setting on the axles or steering head bearings by simply using a spec out of the service manual.

As an example on many bikes if you torque the rear axle nut to spec listed in the service manual then many times that pressure is so great that it causes the wheel bearings to be compressed into the spacer and it causes parasitic drag which makes it harder to spin the wheel than it would be if the axle nut was tightened by feel to the point where it starts to slow down the rotation of the wheel then backed off slightly and all while working to accelerate wear/tear on your bearings. Like everything else in the world that can be considered a profession there is a right way, a wrong way and the real way of doing things. I don't care of you are a mechanic, a programmer or a lawyer there are always written procedures that are intentionally disregarded in the interest of getting things done in a more proficient manner.




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