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So the rear axle nut on me 17 450sxf had always been tightened with an open end wrench. But that wrench is no wheres to to be found. I never torqued it because 50 something ft lbs seemed like a lot. So I just tighten by feel because he recommended feels way to tight. What do you guys think. 

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ok just wondering cause i always torque mine to whatever spec is - and ive never used the ktm tool - yet

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It just seems like a lot. I use an in lb torque wrench and its a good one but it just feels like a lot of torque.

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The 59 ft/lbs. that it calls for is actually on the light side, compared to Japanese bikes...my pervious bike, yz250f for instance, called for 98 ft/lbs. 

Personally, I always use a torque wrench.  There is a lot of force being applied to rear wheel, so it's a good idea to make sure everything is tighten to spec (or close to, at least).  Too little can lead to the wheel shifting, and too much can cause binding.

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In garage, torque to spec. with torque wrench.

 

On the trail, with 12in wrench, just stand on it with and estimated 50 pounds weight.

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Okay thanks guys. I guess ill stop being a puss and just torqye toi spec.

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