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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2020, 07:40:12 PM »
Only the top fixing are Torx on my ex 2013, and my 2018Xr. Still still tight 😏
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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2020, 07:52:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
I seem to recall those screws were Torx on the earlier model so a bit easier to access

Yes, if you're happy to torque from the bolt side, not good practice eh m8.
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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2020, 05:30:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Yes, if you're happy to torque from the bolt side, not good practice eh m8.

I think you're going off on a bit of a tangent there (if you'll excuse the pun)
The OP was asking why the screw was less accessible on the later models, I thought the older ones were Torx heads.
I wasn't suggesting changing them
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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2020, 09:25:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
I think you're going off on a bit of a tangent there (if you'll excuse the pun)
The OP was asking why the screw was less accessible on the later models, I thought the older ones were Torx heads.
I wasn't suggesting changing them

Nah, no tangents m8. The bolt head type is not the problem. The problem is access to the nut, can't get a regular torque wrench on it, as said, bad practice to torque from bolt side through an assembly. Hence the Op is looking at a crows foot tool for torque wrench to suit the nut, same here. This is only a problem on the fastening for top bearing that likely never gets greased because of poor accessibility. Take a look, you'll see what we mean.
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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2020, 10:16:28 AM »
Not really, the prefered side to be tightened has more to do with surface friction and material, this link makes a good job explaining the logic, that's why sometimes adding a washer on a specific side is a good thing.

https://www.boltscience.com/pages/nutorbolttightening.htm

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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2020, 10:30:16 AM »
Cheers for link, very interesting  :028:
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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2020, 04:44:37 PM »
Theory says, a bolt shank will have uniform clearance all around thereby not creating any friction between shank & materials being assembled. If that was possible, it wouldn't matter if the bolt head or nut was held or tightened. Unfortunately.... :084:
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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2020, 06:13:43 PM »
Just remember guys, it's a motorcycle not the space shuttle  :016:
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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2020, 06:16:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
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Re: Greasing rear suspension
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2020, 06:52:04 PM »
Still dinna want um coming undone. Torque tightening is a fairly basic approximation of putting a bolt in tension. Losing a bit of that torque through friction could result in no elasticity at all. Each to their own on that.
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