Looks like the debate continues - almost like one of those "wave" threads you see on other motorcycle forums. : ) I asked the head mechanic at a local Ducati dealer. His answer was tighten the nut to the point you felt any more would strip the thread, and then one more tug on the wrench for good measure. He gave me the impression a specific "torque value" had less value than just making sure it was really tight. I'm not sure I agree with his logic so that is why I'm asking the question. Seems like somewhere between 150 and 72 is the way to go.Ducati Italy have twice assured me that 150 is correct; Ducati UK originally told me that 150 was right, then emailed me back to tell me that 72 was right. Either way, I believe that 150 is too much. My 620 Multi has a figure of 83, so I'm using that!
For what it's worth, my torque wrench, a fairly reasonable tool, doesn't go up to 150Nm! 72 must be the right figure.Guys, I have a question for those riding the Sport Classic 1000s - what are you setting the torque wrench at when tightening the rear axle nut. 72nm ? 150 nm ? Reading the various threads on this topic it seems opinions vary from GT to Biposto to PS.
Good point - I never thought of checking that, so I checked my torque wrench - it maxes out at 345Nm (250 Ft lbs ) so potentially, I could torque to 150.For what it's worth, my torque wrench, a fairly reasonable tool, doesn't go up to 150Nm! 72 must be the right figure.