Need help - information from the service manual
walkerjl at charter.net
Fri Sep 26 14:01:48 PDT 2008
OK, so I may have mentioned, I've moved down to CA for the next year working
as a independent engineering contractor. I brought my bike down in a
trailer for riding to work (and everywhere else), along with some essential
home furnishings and etc.
I packed up a travel tool box from my roll away boxes in my garage back
home, and thought I was good to go, but somehow forgot to bring my service
I have to pull my front wheel off to take it in and have a new tire mounted.
The garage at my apartment here doesn't have exposed rafters like my garage
at home, which I would use to anchor ratchet straps to the handlebars and
raise the front enough to remove the wheel and keep it stable. I guess I'm
going to have to use a jack under the motor this time, which makes me VERY
I've pulled the front wheel before, but it's been a while (9000 miles).
What I need to know are torque values:
Brake caliper bolt torque: _____________
Front Axle Bolt Torque:______________
Axle pinch bolt torque:____________
Front fender bolts:_____________
Also: I need to know (in millimeters) both the chain slack and chain
stretch measurements, and the recommended tire pressures.
I managed to pick up a 2 inch sheet metal screw in my rear tire last
weekend. Luckily I was almost down to the cords on that tire anyway. I
talked Chaparral Motorsports PPI shop into pulling the wheel for me so the
new tire could be mounted, but I didn't check chain slack at all when the
wheel was replaced. It was a Sunday and the service shop was closed.
I'm really liking the Avon Storm I've put on the rear so far, now that it's
pretty well scrubbed in. I'm putting a new Storm on the front, hopefully
today. I also like not having to break in two new tires at the same time.
Fantastic traction with the Bridgestone BT-014's by the way, they just wear
out fast. But for as fast as they did wear out, they were always properly
mannered. No cupping at all.
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