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    Joe T joetk75s's Avatar
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    Smile Wheel to Drive Torque (2004K12GT)

    Short and sweet question from a novice mechanic.

    I took the wheel off my GT to have the tire replaced and when I looked at the Clymer manual about putting it back on it talked about torque wrench numbers. I put the bolts back on in the order recommended but don't have a torque wrench. All five went on without a hitch and everything looks just fine.

    Am I okay without the torque wrench?

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    No, you need to torque those bolts correctly per the manual procedure. Bolts should be clean and dry. I usually hit mine with a stainless steel brush to make sure there's no scale on them. Also make sure the wheel and drive mounting surfaces are clean and dry. Insert the bolts and tighten in the approved pattern in two stages. Initial torque is 50nm (newton-meters) and final torque is 105nm.

    Guessing at the torque on those bolts can result in a wheel coming loose at speed, and you certainly don't want that! You can pick up a serviceable clicker-style torque wrench for $50 or less if you watch the sales at Sears or other vendors. If you're going to be doing much service work yourself you'll be wanting a torque wrench or two (3/8" drive and 1/4" drive) in your tool box.

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    It's 75 ft-lbs on early K bikes. What is the torque spec on these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Themason View Post
    It's 75 ft-lbs on early K bikes. What is the torque spec on these?
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    Here's a quick conversion reference:

    http://www.thetoolhut.com/Torque-Con...c-English.html

    Best,

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