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Husky TE front wheel axle screw?
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:19:13 pm »
So tightening the fooking axle screw to below the spec torque and the head pops off - FAARK!  ???  Yes that 12mm allen hex one!
Now that thing is made of cheese - well alu ... and yes I know it does not really keep the axle in place the pinch bolts do that. BUT they say 51 Nm  ???  

Anyway - anyone know of a s/steel replacement? It is identicle to the one on my G450X and I suspect many KTM's as well so this must be a common failure. It is 20mm in diameter.

OH and WTF - Max at Primrose tells me these babies cost R200 each and no stock!!
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Re: Husky TE front wheel axle screw?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 06:33:58 pm »
just replace it with a bolt

or get a fitter and turner to make you one

You don't really need it - there are 2 pinch bolts on each fork leg holding the axle in place - what are the chances of all 4 pinch bolts failing ?
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Re: Husky TE front wheel axle screw?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 10:24:09 am »
This is nice, you can then use the Husky axle tool you get with the tool kit to undo both wheels
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Re: Husky TE front wheel axle screw?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 01:59:45 pm »
Sorry to hear about that!

Another case of using a torque wrench and the OEM spec torques leads to damage!  >:(

It would be actually interesting to get every single brand new bike from each manufacturer and see how many threads you can strip on each using this approach,  - quite a few I suspect!  Would make an interesting documentary - although wouldn't win any brownie points with the OEM's though. 

I wonder who specifies these toque specs and how they suck the numbers out of their thumb - I'm convinced they give the job to some junior engineer who's never actually worked on a bike nor understands what the torque figures actually mean, who looks up the theoretical yield stress of the material (ie the highest possible stress the material can stand just before it starts deforming permanently, and then does the calculation based on that!   Certainly no thought seems to go into what is the LOWEST torque that will work - only how bloody tight can we make it before something breaks!!!!  >:(

OK I've had my little rant - feel better now.

I'll stick to the common sense approach - when its aluminium threads - be gentle!  Regardless of what the manual specifies for torque.

Only bolts that you should worry about with regard to torque settings are cylinder head bolts, and the bolts that hold stuff onto the shafts inside the engine IMO, maybe sprocket bolts - that sort of thing.  Everything else you should be able to tighten by just using feel and common sense.
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Re: Husky TE front wheel axle screw?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 04:27:45 pm »
Honda states an 80nm value.
Common sense needs to be applied when using torque wrenches.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 04:30:05 pm by swart skaap »

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Re: Husky TE front wheel axle screw?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 07:14:41 pm »
Honda states an 80nm value.
Common sense needs to be applied when using torque wrenches.

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Re: Husky TE front wheel axle screw?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 07:38:05 pm »
Honda states an 80nm value.
Common sense needs to be applied when using torque wrenches.

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You really should change your avatar..


Oh, and step away from the tools.

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Re: Husky TE front wheel axle screw?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 07:52:27 pm »
Hows this?

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Re: Husky TE front wheel axle screw?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 08:57:09 pm »
Howaboutgofuckyourself? I mean what the fuck are you actually doing trolling the Husky threads? A real frustrated black sheep of the family... and a skaap to boot.  :imaposer:

Oh I found a new avatar for you too.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 09:19:34 pm by BiG DoM »
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