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    Posted: 24 Oct 2016 at 20:26
I've fitted the front wheel many times in the eight years I've owned the bike but..having acquired a set of radial forks of Andirsv inc wheel spacers I was fitting the spindle and I normally stop at the holes but working in the dark with a torch I tapped the spindle in further which got me wondering where is the official stop point, am I just over thinking this? It's a Monday!
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Keep going till it stops personally


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Nip up spindle nut and pinch bolts nut side, other side pinch bolts lose then bounce forks to settle in the right place. DO not torque pinch bolts lightly nip or alloy can crack. torque spindle nut. Mine ends up nearly flush.
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Thanks guys for the reply, still got to bleed calipers, wish me luck!
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Don't torque the pinch bolts?
I do, using the Aprilia recommended torque setting.
I think it's 8NM, which is very low.
Should I ignore this and go less?
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Ohlins have cracked being torque wrenched, showa are stronger.
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Originally posted by Prsv Prsv wrote:

Ohlins have cracked being torque wrenched, showa are stronger.
 
Even when torqued to the correct setting?
It's such a low setting (8NM), it would be hard to do them much looser and still feel like they're not going to fall out. Confused
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The problem is when people torque the Ohlins using Showa values which I think are a fair bit higher
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My owners manual states 12nm online 8.8 ft lb seems to much in my opinion. google :rsv fork crack: look at images.
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I'll check my manual later (Gen2).
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You're right, the manual says 8.8ft/lb (12NM)
I must have used that setting a few times, I don't recall thinking "ooooh heck that feels too much..."
What torque setting do you think would be better?
Obviously less than 12NM, but how much less? 
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I personaly only use torque wrench for head bolts. Use feel and to many years experience for the rest. If you've been using 8nm and been okay stick with that.
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TBH, as experienced as I am with bikes (40+ bikes and 33 years riding), I'd probably go tighter than the 8NM if I were using my own judgement! Big smile
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I am aware of the problem so I barely nip them and have had no problems on my factory gen 2!
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