Rear Axle Nut

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Nightowl, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Nightowl

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    Anyone know the size of the rear axle cone nut on a 2005 FLSTC. I can get a 15/16 wrench on it but it is loose and I don't want to round off the nut. A 7/8th is too small. Is it a metric size? I want the right size socket so I can torque it right.

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  2. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    I've always used a 6-point 15/16". I think a 23mm is smaller and a 24mm is bigger. Are you using a 12-point socket? I've never seen a 29/32" wrench or socket which would be slightly smaller than a 15/16".
     
  3. Midnight Reign

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    Is'nt the correct torque for that about 2 grunts ????
     
  4. tourbox

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    I believe it is a 36mm
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  5. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    If 1" is 25.4mm wouldn't 36mm be almost 1 7/16"? Maybe I'm confused.
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes. And that is the size on my bike too ('03 bagger). So your bike must take a significantly smaller size if the 15/16" socket fits. I would suggest going with the advice above and getting a 6 point socket.

    As a general note, the right size socket will SOMETIMES be called out in the HD Factory Service Manual for your bike model and year. But I just downloaded the 2006 Softail manual from Downloads, and it DOES NOT call out the size of the axle nut. (But torque is 60-65 ft-lbs!!).

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    Last edited: Jul 28, 2012
  7. bc45

    bc45 Active Member

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    15/16 is .9219, 23mm is .9055, 24mm is .9448 so it is probly 23mm since 15/16 is a little loose.
     
  8. tourbox

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    Oops my mistake on the 36mm. I was thinking of my 2012 FLHTCU. 2005 were smaller
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  9. Nightowl

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    Yep, 15/16th is the winner. Torque is 60-65 ft pds. I wish the service manuals were better at givinig nut and bolt sizes. But then there are so many of them. Thanks to all.
     
  10. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    The parts manuals have the sizes in the back of the books.At least in the older versions.They are listed in numerical order then the size next to it. Very handy
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