Rear Wheel removal

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by Mavagrand, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Need to replace my rear tire. The service manual calls for using a "axle nut torque adaptor" to tighten the axle. Is that necessary? Can I use an appropriate sized socket and torque wrench?


    Refer:
    NOTE
    The Axle Nut Torque Adapter simplifies the belt adjustment
    procedure by allowing the cone nut to be properly tightened
    without having to remove the right side muffler. The tool also
    can be used to loosen the cone nut, as well as rotate the weld
    nut on the left side.
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    1. Torque wrench
    2. Axle nut torque adapter (HD-47925)
    Figure 2-6. Install Tool Perpendicular to Torque Wrench
    10. Obtain torque wrench with 1/2 inch drive head and AXLE
    NUT TORQUE ADAPTER (Part No. HD-47925). Proceed
    as follows:
    a. Install torque adapter perpendicular to torque wrench.
    See upper frame of Figure 2-6.
    b. Insert tool up between rear wheel and muffler to
    capture cone nut. For best clearance with muffler, be
    sure torque adapter is on the outboard side. See lower
    frame of Figure 2-6.
    NOTE
    Since any extension can act as a torque multiplier, the
    torque wrench must be perpendicular to the torque ad
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    http://www.hdtalking.com/archive/t-50055.html Check here mark:s
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Yes, a socket will work, IF you remove the muffler for clearance. The adapter is designed to fit on the nut with the muffler in place. I always remove the muffler, just seems easier to me.
     
  4. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Jack, link is not working.
     
  5. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Breeze, appreciate the info. This is what I was thinking but wasn't sure with the torque wrench if there was some reason to use that adaptor.
     
  6. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    This statement tells it all. It's required when the right side muffler is still in place otherwise just use the appropriate size socket and torque wrench.
     
  7. Fritz

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    If Harley says you need it,then you most likely can do without it. Some of the best tools I use for any of my Harleys I made myself.:newsmile04:
     
  8. Webbtron

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    I might be setting myself up for criticism, but once it have torqued a nut like the axle nut, I scar the flat on the nut and then I can duplicate the torque ....especially on the road.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

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  10. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Got it Jack, good site, I made it a favorite. Here's what I've decided to do for the rear tire...gonna let a shop change it for me Saturday morning. 206.00 new Michelin installed. Figure that's not a bad price and saves me from doing the labor. They're gonna let me watch so I can make sure everything is torqued to specifications so I'm happy. AS a side note, the Harley shop wanted 300.00 to do the same thing, asked them to price match and they wouldn't because the tire was not a Dunlop. I try to support my local dealer but tyhey make it hard sometmies.