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post #1 of 7 Old 05-03-2019, 02:45 PM
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Axle nut it's cutting shavings off the axle.

All right gentlemen have any of you experienced this before? I had to replace my axle and nut because the torque wrench was over reading by about 30 lb and it galled the axel really bad. So now I have a different problem with the new axle nut as I tighten and or loosen the nut it's cutting fine shavings off of the threads of the axle as you can see in these pics. Does it have something to do with those two Wing thingies on the face of the nut. What are those on there for?
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The winged thingies are the 'anti movement' locks. They dig in a small amount into the threads to stop the nut vibrating loose.

Actually, I was surprised that they are used in this place as I thought that that this type of nut was a one use device and be replaced as a consumerable item.
That's what Suzuki say for the top bolt's nut for the rear shock absorber. One US site quoted $18 for the axle nut and $68 for the axle itself.

I would think that you now need a new axle as well, as the shavings are coming from movement between the new nut and axle which now has more clearance than before over tightening it.
I am a GSX-S750 owner now, so I checked it's Owner Manual and Suzuki have increased the torque up from the years old 72 ft lbs to 83 on this one, and it's got the same sort of nut on it's axle.
So what's the 1000 got now as a recommendation? Did you get some fresh grease on the axle thread ? I do this, and to the threaded end.

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Normal, if really concerned add a little anti-seize to the threads and that'll stop it.

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According to the shop manual,the nut is a consumable part.
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So the nut that you must loosen and tighten over and over again to adjust the chain and or remove the wheel for service is a consumable item. That's just crazy. Tell you what I'm going to do I'm going to find me a nut that will fit it without that **** locking Gizmo on it. Then I'll just torque it down a few more pounds to be on the safe side better yet I'll just drill it and safety wire it. LOL
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The winged thingies are the 'anti movement' locks. They dig in a small amount into the threads to stop the nut vibrating loose.

Actually, I was surprised that they are used in this place as I thought that that this type of nut was a one use device and be replaced as a consumerable item.
That's what Suzuki say for the top bolt's nut for the rear shock absorber. One US site quoted $18 for the axle nut and $68 for the axle itself.

I would think that you now need a new axle as well, as the shavings are coming from movement between the new nut and axle which now has more clearance than before over tightening it.
I am a GSX-S750 owner now, so I checked it's Owner Manual and Suzuki have increased the torque up from the years old 72 ft lbs to 83 on this one, and it's got the same sort of nut on it's axle.
So what's the 1000 got now as a recommendation? Did you get some fresh grease on the axle thread ? I do this, and to the threaded end.

Rob.


The 1000 calls for 72.5lbs I wonder why the 750 wants more





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Here a pic from the 750's Owner Manual. I don't think it's a typo as the quoted settings are both higher.
The diameter of the axle shaft is different, with the nut size's of the 1000 being 36 mm and the 750 has a 32mm (as per PhuketPauls' Wikipedia of all things GSX-S site).

More torque need with with the decrease of the binding surface area between axle thread and nut ?

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