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post #21 of 27 Old 05-16-2018, 05:29 PM
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Is the cotter pin absolutely required? I did a rear tire swap on a Triumph 675 awhile back and it didn't have a secured nut. Just a big nut is all. Do we have a pin because we're riding liter engines and smaller bikes don't require them?


A castleated nut with the cotter pin to secure it would be required for most track operations. Thread lock won't cut it in those instances because it can't be verified. They must be secured to prevent them from coming off if not torqued right. A hand tightened nut with a cotter pin still won't come off. Under normal conditions, it's probably overkill if done properly. It's those times where it isn't done right and the cotter pin is the backup or other parts fail. If you seize a wheel bearing and start spinning the axle, you'll unscrew the nut.

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Is the cotter pin absolutely required? I did a rear tire swap on a Triumph 675 awhile back and it didn't have a secured nut. Just a big nut is all. Do we have a pin because we're riding liter engines and smaller bikes don't require them?
I don't condone this but... I actually ran the OEM axle nut without a cotter pin... I also under-torqued it @ 83 ft-lbs (I don't know where I saw that was the spec but it's not ) Ran that for 1,000 miles and never had an issue with the nut losening or anything. Still wouldn't recommend it but it's not life threatening on the streets if you ever find yourself in a scenario haha.

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I got this, but it does not lock. Think it's okay for street use?

I think the OEM will not work well with the Lightech adjusters.

https://www.pro-bolt.com/titanium-ax...-1-50mm-4.html
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I got this, but it does not lock. Think it's okay for street use?

I think the OEM will not work well with the Lightech adjusters.

https://www.pro-bolt.com/titanium-ax...-1-50mm-4.html
Short answer, yes, it's okay.

Since you didn't get a locking nut or castle nut, you could have just used your oem w/washer (but i think the washer would eventually scuff off some of the numbers on the adjuster.

Make sure you torque that nut to spec, might even want to use a little blue locktite. The nut I showed you has a little plastic piece that bites into the threads and prevents the nut from vibrating loose. For good measure I also installed the cotterpin, even though it's not through the nut, at least something is there to prevent the nut from coming completely off. Not sure how well that would actually work in reality, but maybe it might buy me enough time to realize something is wrong before the pin snaps.

I've had an axle nut pop off going down the road. Didn't know what it was at the time, but shortly after I heard the "ping" sound, the bike started handling differently, and I limped it home thinking it was my chain (my chain was already pretty loose before it happend).
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Dang that Ti nut is light!
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