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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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rear wheel nut locking up wheel

did i drop out something when i was greasing splines? when i reassembled the rear wheel and tightened the nut, it locks up the tire when i begin to torque it....i am lacking a shop manual and i am wondering if I might have dropped a spacer?
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 09:08 PM
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Were you following the procedure in fergy's signature?

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i followed his procedure....I checked and cleaned the brakes also. I noticed the binding on the drive side of the wheel if that helps shed light on the problem
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Are you talking about the axle nut, or something else? When you say its binding on the drive (left?) side, is it tight binding or hitting something binding? If it's tight binding, you may not have the gears aligned properly. It should all slip into place fairly easily once you have it lined up properly. You can look at or download a copy of the manual here: http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/File...nd%20Parts.pdf

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I'd vote with flitecontrol on the alignment issue...but just in case, is the bike in gear or do you have it in neutral?

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axel nut is to be torqued to 80 foot lbs....and that is the nut i am referring to....the wheel meshed with the gears easily and i verified it but checking smooth movement with the front end of the axle. I just can't get it to torqueat that spec. i will check diagram thanks.
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Can you be a little more specific about why you can't tighten it to 80 ft lbs? You can put a length of pipe on the wrench fitted to the right side (head) of the axle bolt so that it will jam against the floor, and use the torque wrench on the nut. Need to tie the bike so it doesn't come off the centerstand while doing this.

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When I performed the greasing-the-splines procedure, I accidentally knocked the snap ring off the rear wheel as I waggled it off the bike. I never got it back on right. Result: my rear wheel completely locked up.

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when i try to tighten the axle nut at the required spec, the wheel assembly half that houses the bearings and tire binds to the housing that holds the gear on the final drive differential....they rub together as if the spacer dropped out
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snap ring......as soon as i get into the manual i will check it out....maybe a possiblity
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