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Rode to work today and the adjusting screw on my axle blocks snapped. of-course this was on the sprocket side and it pulled my axle all the way forward. This is what I had on there, went back to stock blocks don't seem to have to worry about them failing based on design. I'll post pics tomorrow if I get a change. Head pop'd right off the bolt. fun morning.

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scary but they looked cool,huh. Glad it wasnt worse
I sense a hint of sarcasm :dontknow: this can't be good for business :badteeth:

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Wtf ??
 

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I was being sarcastic, I wanted to buy them actually but I might not now.
On a serious note I'm glad it wasn't worse.
 

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Those look retarded I wouldnt ever trust that mess, wheres the axle nut? Its on the wrong side I KNOW THAT MUCH.
 

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There should be almost no tension on the adjuster bolts. All they are for is lining up the axle before you tighten down the axle nut. You should be able to ride with the adjuster bolts removed, because the axle nut is doing its job.
Odds are, if the axle is crooked or the nut comes loose it will damage the adjusters/bolts. They are not supposed to bear any of the drive load. Use them to line up the marks, then hold your wheel forward against them while you tighten the axle nut. Once the nut is good and tight, barely snug your adjuster bolts so they aren't loose and then hold them in place and use a second wrench to tighten the lock nut on each bolt. 99% of the time they break is because of an error in setup.
 

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There should be almost no tension on the adjuster bolts. All they are for is lining up the axle before you tighten down the axle nut. You should be able to ride with the adjuster bolts removed, because the axle nut is doing its job.
Odds are, if the axle is crooked or the nut comes loose it will damage the adjusters/bolts. They are not supposed to bear any of the drive load. Use them to line up the marks, then hold your wheel forward against them while you tighten the axle nut. Once the nut is good and tight, barely snug your adjuster bolts so they aren't loose and then hold them in place and use a second wrench to tighten the lock nut on each bolt. 99% of the time they break is because of an error in setup.
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Yea just got the bike a couple of weeks ago when I pulled the tire off nut was a little loose. I guess I shouldn't have trusted the PO that much. Doing a full once over on the bike for sure now. Went back to the factory blocks I trust the push vice pull mentality of the whole thing in the first place. The PO told me he had heard of this happening with these a bunch of times. made me feel really good that he didn't tell me that in the first place.
 

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Odd looking hardware. Must say that I did have dealer do tires when mine was in there getting a new battery cable. Never had dealer do tires as I'm so cheap, but I kinda felt a little uneasy and, despite being VERY lazy and confident, checked nut torques on both and the pinch bolts on both sides. All good.

Then I remembered that I never checked ANYTHING on a new bike upon delivery. All of them.

I think the seller didn't like you.
 

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Davidmann, please listen to me. Install the axle so that the castellated nut is on the left side (sprocket side) of the bike. If you don't have one already, buy a torque wrench, and torque the nut to 128ft-lbs. And always use a cotter pin. For the cost (¢25?), it's cheap insurance that this type of thing doesn't happen again.

Glad that nothing serious happened.
 

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Rode to work today and the adjusting screw on my axle blocks snapped. of-course this was on the sprocket side and it pulled my axle all the way forward. This is what I had on there, went back to stock blocks don't seem to have to worry about them failing based on design. I'll post pics tomorrow if I get a change. Head pop'd right off the bolt. fun morning.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/...ycnzECwmf895TKoRttxEuGxTXJAixYMoahMKLyKY1_xRg
I don't understand how that could happen if the axle was torqued properly. 94 lbs-ft is what's called for. The adjusters are only to set the distance of the axle equally. The axle nut is what holds the axle in place. Some guys like to tighten the axle just snug and don't use a torque wrench but with all that power, if the axle is not torqued down to spec, the chain will pull so hard against that adjuster bolt that it will snap as we just learned.

Watch those torque specs and borrow a torque wrench if ya have to but torque that axle up.

Glad you are OK, dude.:wink:
 

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Sorry, I might have misquoted the torque, that 94 lbs-ft is for a Gen 4. Either way make sure you got that cotter pin installed and the nut torqued down, man. That kind of HP can easily break shit if it's not buttoned down right.
 

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Odd looking hardware. Must say that I did have dealer do tires when mine was in there getting a new battery cable. Never had dealer do tires as I'm so cheap, but I kinda felt a little uneasy and, despite being VERY lazy and confident, checked nut torques on both and the pinch bolts on both sides. All good.

Then I remembered that I never checked ANYTHING on a new bike upon delivery. All of them.

I think the seller didn't like you.
I have had some strange stuff on new bikes, like tire pressures way too low, oil level way too high. It pays to check all that stuff on any bike that's new to ya.
 

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I had never checked the torque on it. Bought the bike and that was only my second time out on it. But I have not gone through and checked everything as I have lost trust that he did anything correctly since he didn't tighten then axle nut properly. and its 81 ft-lbs per the service manual for the Gen1
 

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I don't own one , what do torque wrenches run?
Sears
Harbor are near me.
Suggestions. After many yrs of riding and wrenching it's time to get one.
Snug plus one more- isn't scientific
but never failed me,but the first fail could be my only and LAST.
Wake up call.
 
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