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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Axle retainer question

Hey all, just picked up a 06 vstar1100. I pulled the final drive and greased it up, all went well UNTIL I got to the rear axle retainer nuts. Now I wasn’t paying attention when I removed it, but should it be sitting flush? There is a small gap between the retainer and the frame. Also, if it is not supposed to be touching, what is the torque? I probably over did it. I went pretty tight.
Will this damage the threads or studs being over tightnened? I have found nothing on these bolts be it you tube or forums so I had to ask. I appreciate any input as I don’t want to be breaking this thing already.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 09:31 PM
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I'm a little confused on your question. Are you talking about the four circled bolts? If so, yes the assembly sits flush with swing arm.


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https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...-repairs/tires the main axle nut is 77 ft lbs. there is a gap on the right side of the shaftbetween the swingarm and caliper bracket. the shaft is held in place by the cap with 2 nuts.there is a proper torque sequence to reinstall the rear drive assembly and axel nut you want to follow..scroll down a few paragraphs
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No, the retainer cap with the 2 12mm bolts on the RH side
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heres a pic of the gap
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Thank you, if those 2 retainer bolts are over torqued will this cause problems?
I did in the following order, tightened the 4 bolts on the swing arm, then the 2 retainer bolts and then the main axle nut to 77. It felt fine riding home from the shop. Is it likely the wheel is not on right after this?
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Nick, the gap I’m looking for is the other angle of that retainer. Mine has space between it
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the proper sequence in the link is the four bolts holding the drive assembly then the axel nut 77 lbs and then the cap with two aluminum nuts and finally the caliper bolt. also in the link use moly 60 grease.for the drive splines. in the link somewhere is a substitute for moly 60.
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I have the moly at work, so I’m not worried there. I’m just worried about that retainer. 17ft lbs on those two nuts seems so minimal for how important it is
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This is mine currently
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