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Old 01-27-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default swingarm Torque setting?

I just pulled off my swingarm off my 05 honda cbr 600rr and had it powder coated i recently put it back on and was wondering if anyone knew what the toque setting is sopose to be on the bolt that the swingarm and frame connect too?
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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Hopefully you have the right tools so you dont bugger anything up. Iam not sure what the spec is for your Honda but the Suzuki has tourqe settings given for three different items: pivot nut, pivot locking nut, and the pivot boss nut. And thats alotta nuts!

I would consult a service manual for the best answer.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:12 PM   #3
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Tighten 'til it sqeals in "F#", then back-off 7/64 of one turn.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:30 AM   #4
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Oh, GREAT!

Hawk, I think you've run another one off!
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:52 AM   #5
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What? That's how I ALWAYS tighten the swingarm pivot-bolts on my bikes! Is there any other method?

I'M not the one givin' out "soak in lukewarm salt water" advice here!
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:47 PM   #6
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The best way to set your swingarm tension is as follows:

Lift the bike and remove the rear wheel.
Replace the rear axle sans wheel.
Get one of those fish weighing scales and some string.
Slowly tighten the swingarm nuts until it takes around 14lbs of pull (as indicated on the fish scale) to lift the swingarm.
Batter or brush with butter and coat with breadcrumbs.
Fry in oil or grease until crispy.
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Getting the torques for critical fastenings is not something you want to trust to idiots on the internet. Especially these idiots. Get a manual.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:33 PM   #8
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The best way to set your swingarm tension is as follows:

Lift the bike and remove the rear wheel.
Replace the rear axle sans wheel.
Get one of those fish weighing scales and some string.
Slowly tighten the swingarm nuts until it takes around 14lbs of pull (as indicated on the fish scale) to lift the swingarm.
Batter or brush with butter and coat with breadcrumbs.
Fry in oil or grease until crispy.
Do you suppose the flavour would be improved with an overnight marination in a solution of warm salt water?
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #9
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Do you suppose the flavour would be improved with an overnight marination in a solution of warm salt water?
Not only would the flavour improve but the colour too! You could ride over on your new tyres and get some.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:58 PM   #10
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Getting the torques for critical fastenings is not something you want to trust to idiots on the internet. Especially these idiots. Get a manual.
I'm going to start sending you idiotic PMs three to four times a day, threaten you with violence, and then go start my own website where I steal other sites material. That'll teach you!

And by the way Mr. Smartypants, that happens to be a perfectly valid way to set the tension on a rear swingarm. On a '77 FXS.
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