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    Check your rear wheel hub (Factory)

    I had the wheel off today to change the tire, and found this:



    Four loose bolts, two almost back all the way out and the remaining four were anything but tight.

    No sign of thread lock on any of the bolts.

    The wheel took a bit of damage where the hub has been moving/rubbing. I'm going to talk to the dealer about whether or not the wheel should be replaced.

    Then I bent my No-Mar's bar getting the front tire off. *sigh*
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    I hope that blue loctite will do the job. That's what I had.
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    don't use red on aluminum! blue should be fine

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    My mates 09 was like this!

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    THIS happened to me a few weeks ago, couldnt work out what it was, but it was like the TC was cutting in badly.. Moto Italia upgraded the size of the bolts for me with loctite.
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    Very common, found the same when my rear wheel was off .
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    Happened to me as well. Only I caught it to late and the remaining bolts sheared. Managed to easy out them and start again but they kept coming out. I used loctite, which didn't work at all. I even tried other adhesives, nothing worked. They kept backing out. My fix was to buy the new style rear (APRC) rim with 5 x M10 bolts not the 10 x M6 version you have. Or if you have money OZ wheels have this part built into the rim (one solid piece)


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    Quote Originally Posted by shaman666 View Post
    i had the wheel off today to change the tire, and found this:



    four loose bolts, two almost back all the way out and the remaining four were anything but tight.

    No sign of thread lock on any of the bolts.

    The wheel took a bit of damage where the hub has been moving/rubbing. I'm going to talk to the dealer about whether or not the wheel should be replaced.

    Then i bent my no-mar's bar getting the front tire off. *sigh*

    same happened to mine, only noticed it when the rear was on paddock stands the back wheel rotating and noticed that the chaion and sprocket was moving slightly left and right.


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    Guys, there was no indication that there was a problem until all of the bolts were loose? No noise, vibration, or some other indicator? I was going to go riding this morning, but don't want to risk it unnecessarily. Then again, I'm not keen to pull the rear wheel if I don't have to either.
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    We've discussed this a few times before, those bolts should be checked every time you get a new tire
    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...highlight=10mm
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    Is this also a problem on the R-model wheels or just the Factory? (Post above makes it sound like they may be different)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmutza View Post
    Is this also a problem on the R-model wheels or just the Factory? (Post above makes it sound like they may be different)
    The cast wheels on the R uses 5x10mm bolts.
    The Forged wheels on the Fact uses 10x6mm bolts.
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    It happened to me also but had read about it on here previously so checked for it, so no damage. Agree with Mike, a moderated FAQs would be useful.

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    OK,

    I've made it a sticky as requested and cleaned up all non essential and redundant posts.
    Will ck here from time to time and trim off any non essential posts to keep it short.

    If you all have a problem with me deleting, PM me but don't post here.
    I can always undelete.
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    Small update here. Disassembled my rear wheel tonight. I've got quite a few maintenance/upgrade tasks planned as part of my 1 year maintenance: CRG RC2 levers, CF undertail, SAMCO Hoses/clamps, radiator & oil cooler guards, aluminum coolant manifold upgrade, plus oil/filter change and air filter clean. Anyway, after reading this sticky, figured I better disassemble the rear wheel to see what's going on. Lucky for me, I found this:


    It's a 13' RSV4F with a VIN data plate saying it was assembled in June of 13. All of the bolts were tight and definitely had thread lock on them. So, to add something to this sticky: I tried torqueing the bolts to see how tight they were torqued, but the thread lock was screwing that up. So, I applied just enough CCW torque to each bolt to get it just started moving, then started re-torqueing each bolt. Checked all 10 of them this way and EVERY one of them was torqued to 15 nm (11 ft-lbs for those of us cursed to live in a country that doesn't use the metric system.) So, unbolted each one, cleaned, blue Loctite, and torqued back to 15 nm.
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