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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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FZ-10 Drive Chain Service

The Matt Hatter posted up a walk thorough on servicing the FZ-10 drive chain in case anyone needs a bit of help. He has a few videos for the generally maintenece of your FZ-10 and they're pretty informative.




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Do not use brake clean. That's something to note as a lot of people would think that's the go-to as that stuff cleans off virtually anything.
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On my chain driven bikes I've owned I have always just used WD-40 to clean them then a product called "Chain Wax" for the lube. Does a great job on not leaving throw off everywhere if you follow the instructions.
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I have used WD-40 and good ol' Kerosene to clean my chains. I have also used CHAIN WAX, but I am going to try some Bel Ray chain lube now. It supposedly does not "fling" but turns your chain white...we will see shortly.
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I need to do this today.
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I need to adjust my chain but watching his and the play after adjustment that sure looked too tight to me. I guess I need to use a measuring device and go by the numbers but just from past experience that sure looked too snug. Anybody else?
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So to add to this thread. On our Sister site FZ10.0rg people are questioning the accuracy of the Yamaha manual in regard to the stated torque spec of 137 FtLbs. on the rear axle nut. Saying that that seems to be too much, must be an error in the manual, never seen it this high on any other bike etc. etc.

Since I am doing this tomorrow now I am wondering who may be accurate. People that say there have been errors before in Yamaha manuals because they meant 137 newton meters instead of foot pounds. WTH? now who do you trust? 137 NM is roughly 101 ftLBS of torque. This would seem to be more in line with many other bikes out there similar in design and HP to the FZ-10.

Any comments there?

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So to add to this thread. On our Sister site FZ10.0rg people are questioning the accuracy of the Yamaha manual in regard to the stated torque spec of 137 FtLbs. on the rear axle nut. Saying that that seems to be too much, must be an error in the manual, never seen it this high on any other bike etc. etc.

Since I am doing this tomorrow now I am wondering who may be accurate. People that say there have been errors before in Yamaha manuals because they meant 137 newton meters instead of foot pounds. WTH? now who do you trust? 137 NM is roughly 101 ftLBS of torque. This would seem to be more in line with many other bikes out there similar in design and HP to the FZ-10.

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I'm just going to verify tomorrow with the dealer and document who I speak to in the service department before I do anything. This sure used to be easier in the days when I used to do an adjustable wrench and a guess how much slack was in the chain
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So to add to this thread. On our Sister site FZ10.0rg people are questioning the accuracy of the Yamaha manual in regard to the stated torque spec of 137 FtLbs. on the rear axle nut. Saying that that seems to be too much, must be an error in the manual, never seen it this high on any other bike etc. etc.

Since I am doing this tomorrow now I am wondering who may be accurate. People that say there have been errors before in Yamaha manuals because they meant 137 newton meters instead of foot pounds. WTH? now who do you trust? 137 NM is roughly 101 ftLBS of torque. This would seem to be more in line with many other bikes out there similar in design and HP to the FZ-10.

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comparing my sons FZ-09 and my FZ-10, the torque at 137lb. ft. looks correct. The FZ-09 manual says 108 lb. ft. with a 27mm nut size. Ours have a 33mm nut, much larger axle visually, so it sounds reasonable to be 137lb. ft.
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comparing my sons FZ-09 and my FZ-10, the torque at 137lb. ft. looks correct. The FZ-09 manual says 108 lb. ft. with a 27mm nut size. Ours have a 33mm nut, much larger axle visually, so it sounds reasonable to be 137lb. ft.
Yes, I'm going with the official list since if something happens using 137 I'll be covered. But I hope the nut is 32MM since that was the size of the new socket I bought
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