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    Rear Axle Nut, How tight is too tight????

    I have searched the wiki and my manuals and found no reasonable answer.
    I have removed the rear wheel, lubed the splines and checked the brakes.
    How tight should the rear axle nut be, Turbo manual says 58 to 72 ft lbs
    but this is not a Turbo it is '81 CX500C. Seems really too tight.?????
    Pinch bolt at 17 to 21 ft lbs sounds OK.
    1982 CX500TC

    1978 CX500 (Tyler's Bike Now)

    1979 CX500C (Marshall's bike)

    1979 CB750 (parts bike)

    1981 Yamaha XS650 (New Adventure)

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    Per the CX500 shop manual: "Front and rear axles: 40 - 47 foot pounds".
    In chronological order of ownership:

    '74 CL450 (long gone)
    '85 V65 Sabre (also long gone)
    '72 Yamaha G7S (started the recent madness)
    '81 CX500C (daily rider)
    '79 CB750K LTD (also daily rider)
    '83 GL650 Interstate (ready to ride/sell)
    '82 GL500 Interstate (also ready to ride/sell)
    '85 CB700SC (on the bench right now)
    '81 CX500C (parts/project)
    '01 Kawasaki ZRX1200R (sorry Ichiro)

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    or use the "GM Torque Specs" - Torque it down until it snaps and back it off a half-turn
    '82 GL500
    '97 K1100LT
    '02 GL1800

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