Uggh....Classic. I'm all ready to put the tires back on and realize my torque wrench only goes up to 75 foot pounds. Looks like I'll be buying yet ANOTHER new tool today.
A rider friend of mine just said "you're crazy....Those specs are only for lawyers!" He said his Yamaha mechanic told him that they would NEVER torque an engine sprocket to over 70-75 foot pounds....interesting.
That's not paranoia, it's smart and cautious. I'm not surprised that some wrenches in dealer shops feel that they don't need to bother with torque, and that is one reason that I have not had a mechanic touch any motorcycle I have owned for the past 40+ years. I don't need tough talking idiots turning a wrench on my machines, too many true horror stories for my liking. I'm certain that there are many fine mechanics out there, but with a workshop manual and the proper tools I don't need to filter through the bad ones.seriously? Wow....I am WAAAY to paranoid I think. I've been torquing
EVERYTHING to specs so far.
You could try, but you might find it's not stable enough to torque front sprocket nut without smashing your Versys to the ground.Right on, thanks.
So, should I completely torque down the front sprocket with the rear wheel still off the ground and use the block of wood method or should I hand tighten the sprocket and rear wheel, take it off the pit stand, tighten the front sprocket, and then lift it back up to do all the chain adjustment and rear wheel torquing...?
Same here. Never had any issue with them either. Buy quality parts and your fine in the long run.The ONLY "rubber" sprockets I have run, were the ORIGINAL ones. ALL my replacements were/are just steel.
And if you have as much hearing loss as I do it doesn't matter because you can't hear it anyway.I did not notice any noise with front sprocket without the rubber. i think the noise is so negligible than no one can notice it.
Same here. Never had any issue with them either. Buy quality parts and your fine in the long run.
And if you have as much hearing loss as I do it doesn't matter because you can't hear it anyway.