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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2020, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there, arrived here looking for sprocket nut torque information after starting a chain and sprockets replacement. Any ideas? I use my versys daily for a work commute of around 35 miles.

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Torque for the countershaft-sprocket nut is 92 POUND/FEET on my '08, and I believe is the same on other years (I have a '15 V650 in BC, about 1,700 miles N of where I am now!).

THE ELEPHANT-IN-THE-ROOM is getting the countershaft-sprocket nut OFF the first time - it's as if the factory has some tame LOW-LAND GORILLAS to tighten that nut at the factory! Look back thru past threads for the "How to do it".

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Thanks everyone, looks like I've found a new group of friends

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Colin, welcome aboard!

The factory service manual is well worth the cost. I believe there is an electronic pdf floating around somewhere for free, but the paper manual is superior imho. There are a lot of details in the manual which are good to know.

I had to use an impact wrench to remove the front sprocket nut, but I'm past middle age and work solo. 50/50 chance you'll be able to get yours off without assistance. A breaker bar and someone to help you hold the bike might be needed.

Put the front sprocket nut on with the moly/oil lube on the threads. 10% real moly grease 90% motor oil. Not precision chemistry, just get close.

FastEddie is correct on the torque imho. This dives into the whole dry vs lubed thread issue regarding torque values. In any case, still just my amateur opinion, 92 ft lbs is plenty tight and the nut won't be coming loose with the bent washer properly installed. There appears to be an error in some years of the service manual (e.g. 2015) which lists a higher torque. I believe they list the dry torque by mistake. Anyhow, I used the 92 ft lbs on mine along with the moly/oil on the threads.
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