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Excellent info, especially for noobs like me. I'm a bit unclear though about keeping the wheel aligned straight and true. Do you do this by sight, or??
 

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Thanks. Mine looks wrong, then. The right side has no adjustment rod sticking out. Also, the right axel nut on mine is 17mm, the left is 18mm. Should I get this fixed?
 

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Step 1A. Loosen Rear Brake Torsion Rod Nut (12mm). No need to remove cotter Key.

Step 7A. Torque Rear Brake Torsion Rod nut.
 

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Step 1A. Loosen Rear Brake Torsion Rod Nut (12mm). No need to remove cotter Key.

Step 7A. Torque Rear Brake Torsion Rod nut.
I have never done these steps when adjusting the chain. is there a reason for it?
 

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Excellent info, especially for noobs like me. I'm a bit unclear though about keeping the wheel aligned straight and true. Do you do this by sight, or??
If the studs are the same length, then the wheel would be pretty darn close in alignment.

@ boblamb58, it sounds like the original nut was lost. It's "special" in that it is self locking, without lockwashers.

@ Soul Searcher, the brake assembly rotates freely enough without taking the torsion bar nut off.
 

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Pivit Point.....

@ Soul Searcher, the brake assembly rotates freely enough without taking the torsion bar nut off.
I posted Step 1A. Loosen Rear Brake Torsion Rod Nut (12mm). No need to remove cotter Key.

Not Remove It.

I have never done these steps when adjusting the chain. is there a reason for it?
It's a rotary rubber washer friction pivot point with a torqued fastner.

Your call, not mine.

Just something I do when I adjust the Chain on my Rebel.

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What is the torque specs for the axel nut?
 

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If your worried about ruining the rubber washer, here's some addenda. No torque spec listed.
 

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Just Something to Think About.

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Thanks Guba, You're a Gentleman, and a Scholar.

This is Most Appreciated.


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Excellent write up and pics for someone who wants to do the job right.:thumb:
 

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Standard Fasteners Torque Specs.

If your worried about ruining the rubber washer, here's some addenda. No torque spec listed.
For Non-Listed Torque Specs, use the chart below. From OEM Honda Service Manual.

 

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I just wanted to give a big thanks to this forum and Guba for this thread. Due to some modification my chain became loose and I was nervous about tightening it. I was even planning to bring it to a local guy who I SWORE I'd never bring my bike to because he's a bike snob. After reading this and doing it I am so glad I didn't bring it in. Thanks for helping out by posting these instructions. This forum rocks!!!
 

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speaking of the chain...how much should i oil it?...Should all that black gunk be on there or should I scub it clean and spray with chain oil? If so ...how often should this be done? Thanks....sorry if this question sounds stupid..I just dont know.
 

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Clean it and spray with DuPont Dry Wax chain lubricant. It won't attract dirt like oil and grease do. Respray every 300-500 miles or so.
 

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If your worried about ruining the rubber washer, here's some addenda. No torque spec listed.
Ok so I'm confused, do ya have to loosen torsion bar nut?
Owners manual says nothing about doing that when adjusting the chain
 
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