Common Torque Values

Front wheel     Socket Size
Brake caliper mount bolt (loc-tite) 22 ft/lbs  
Brake pad pins 13 ft/lbs  
caliper bracket to forks (loc-tite) 36 ft/lbs  
main axle 43 ft/lbs  
axle pinch bolts 16 ft/lbs  
front brake disk bolt 14 ft/lbs  
steering stem nut 00-01 76 ft/lbs 30mm
steering stem nut 02-03 101 ft/lbs 41mm
triple clamp (upper & lower) 20 ft/lbs  
Rear wheel      
main axle nut 94 ft/lbs 32mm
sprocket nuts 47 ft/lbs  
front sprocket 40 ft/lbs  
rear brake caliper bolt 17 ft/lbs  
exhaust pipe joint nut 9 ft/lbs  
fuel feed hose banjo bolt 16 ft/lbs  
fuel feed hose nut 16 ft/lbs  
footpeg holder bolts 20 ft/lbs  
Mori Link bolts 33 ft/lbs  
oil drain plug 22 ft/lbs  
oil filter 19 ft/lbs  


A note on axle bolt/nut torque settings

You will quickly find that when dealing with items outside of the engine that correct torque specs and correct assembly are two completely different things when it comes to the real world. Due to variables in lube, thread wear, calibration etc it is VERY UNLIKELY that you would achieve torque setting on the axles or steering head bearings by simply using a spec out of the service manual.

As an example on many bikes if you torque the rear axle nut to spec listed in the service manual then many times that pressure is so great that it causes the wheel bearings to be compressed into the spacer and it causes parasitic drag which makes it harder to spin the wheel than it would be if the axle nut was tightened by feel to the point where it starts to slow down the rotation of the wheel then backed off slightly and all while working to accelerate wear/tear on your bearings. Like everything else in the world that can be considered a profession there is a right way, a wrong way and the real way of doing things. I don't care of you are a mechanic, a programmer or a lawyer there are always written procedures that are intentionally disregarded in the interest of getting things done in a more proficient manner.





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