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Old 06-15-2019, 11:55 AM
Kevin Handley Kevin Handley is offline
 
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I have just upgraded my nose wheel fork it seems ( much better ) just a little puzzled because it says on the drawings to tighten the nut to 18lbs but as I was tightening the nut the fork and wheel was for to stiff so I backed of until it felt right then I inserted the split pin (am I missing something)
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:12 PM
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If it doesn't shimmy, then it's OK. If it does shimmy, then tighten it up.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:51 PM
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Hi all
I have just upgraded my nose wheel fork it seems ( much better ) just a little puzzled because it says on the drawings to tighten the nut to 18lbs but as I was tightening the nut the fork and wheel was for to stiff so I backed of until it felt right then I inserted the split pin (am I missing something)
Your thoughts please
Why would you not go with the value on the drawing?
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:46 PM
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Itís been a while since I upgraded mine, but I recall the critical attribute was breakaway force on the nosewheel, not torque on the nut. As long as you donít shimmy and steering is acceptable I wouldnít mess with success!😁
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:47 PM
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Oops! I may have misinterpreted the original post.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:44 AM
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Why would you not go with the value on the drawing?
Thanks for your replyís
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:46 AM
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If it doesn't shimmy, then it's OK. If it does shimmy, then tighten it up.
Much appreciated your reply
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:47 AM
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Itís been a while since I upgraded mine, but I recall the critical attribute was breakaway force on the nosewheel, not torque on the nut. As long as you donít shimmy and steering is acceptable I wouldnít mess with success!😁
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:14 PM
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Iíve found just a little less than the specified breakaway force, 18 - 20 psi and plenty of grease works really well. Easy to steer and never a hint of shimmy. Wheel balanced as well. When first got mine it was very difficult to turn - too much breakaway force and a scarcity of grease.

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Old 06-17-2019, 09:17 AM
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