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Correct Torque on Fixed Pin

I have heard of various torque setting on the fixed pins and hex nut as well as whether or not to use locktite. I imaging that these settings are also unique to the year and model of the bike that went with this setup. So, I have both an 07 LT and 04 R1150 GS, is there a consensus among the group on this forum? I can imagine that with the number of FD failures there must be some experience on what works best short of following the BMW spec and not prematurely eat up the bearings in these positions.

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I have heard of various torque setting on the fixed pins and hex nut as well as whether or not to use locktite. I imaging that these settings are also unique to the year and model of the bike that went with this setup. So, I have both an 07 LT and 04 R1150 GS, is there a consensus among the group on this forum? I can imagine that with the number of FD failures there must be some experience on what works best short of following the BMW spec and not prematurely eat up the bearings in these positions.

Thanks in advance,
M
There is only one correct value for the torque on those parts. Clean and dry 160Nm or 118 Ft Lbs. Should not need locktite with those high values.

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Re: Correct Torque on Fixed Pin

Thanks Gordon, always good to check given the various thoughts on how the BMW specs are not right (eg. locktite use) with others saying 150 Nm and 7 to 10 Nm on the stud.

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Thanks Gordon, always good to check given the various thoughts on how the BMW specs are not right (eg. locktite use) with others saying 150 Nm and 7 to 10 Nm on the stud.
You said the fixed pins and lock nut on the FD. Those are a high value. The floating bearing journals are a low value. FD to swing arm is 7Nm or 62 in lb.

Swing arm to frame are higher, Clymer page 453

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You said the fixed pins and lock nut on the FD. Those are a high value. The floating bearing journals are a low value. FD to swing arm is 7Nm or 62 in lb.

Swing arm to frame are higher, Clymer page 453

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Got it. We are in sync as the "floating bearing stud" is what I should have referred to it as.

Thanks again for the reassurance.

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