Axle Nut - Yamaha Rhino Forums - Yamaha UTV Forum
Yamaha Rhino General Discussions General discussions pertaining to the Yamaha Rhino.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
mikef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Inland Empire (Beumont, Ca.)
Posts: 1,068
Axle Nut

I know this has been discussed before on one of the 3 or 4 forums I am on but I didnt pay enough attention....

A few weeks ago the rear of my Rhino did not feel right.... I checked it out and one of the rear axles nuts came loose. I snugged it back down and bent the tab back down. Last night I got that same feeling again. I just checked it and the axle nut is loose again.

First I am going to buy a new axle nut tomorrow. The old one is tore up from bending it down...

My question is this... Besides bending the tab down is there any tricks to stop this from happening again? Can I loctitie them on?

How tight should I snug it down? Should I make it real tight or just snug?

Thanks guys.....

2006 Rhino 660
BRP Stage 2 CDI
UTVCrap Sheave
4 Seat Cage w/42" Rear PRP Seat
ITP T-7C Wheels (5+2 front offset & 2+5 Rear)
Big Horn Tires (25x8x12 & 25x10x12)
LSR MTS +3 Mid Travel Kit
Bilstein Shocks w/ Eibach Springs 250lb front & 400lb rear
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...BRP_Avatar.jpg http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...avatar/byc.jpg http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/uutv1211.jpg
mikef is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 07:31 PM
Founding Ninja
 
JoeyD23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
Posts: 4,540
Definitley lock tight them Mike. You could get really creative and drill the nut and axle and run a cotter pin but that would burn up some drill bits I would imagine. BUt a new bolt a good ammount of torque and some locktight should do the trick......



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!




Follow the Underground on Twitter
http://twitter.com/UTVUnderground#/UTVUnderground
JoeyD23 is offline  
post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
mikef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Inland Empire (Beumont, Ca.)
Posts: 1,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeyD23 View Post
Definitley lock tight them Mike. You could get really creative and drill the nut and axle and run a cotter pin but that would burn up some drill bits I would imagine. BUt a new bolt a good ammount of torque and some locktight should do the trick......

Thanks Joey....

So I should snug them down real tight...... As tight as possible without a cheater bar?

2006 Rhino 660
BRP Stage 2 CDI
UTVCrap Sheave
4 Seat Cage w/42" Rear PRP Seat
ITP T-7C Wheels (5+2 front offset & 2+5 Rear)
Big Horn Tires (25x8x12 & 25x10x12)
LSR MTS +3 Mid Travel Kit
Bilstein Shocks w/ Eibach Springs 250lb front & 400lb rear
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...BRP_Avatar.jpg http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...avatar/byc.jpg http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...r/uutv1211.jpg
mikef is offline  
post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 07:37 PM
Wide F'n Open
 
007rhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Gilbert,AZ
Posts: 143
axel nut

Put a light coat of silicone on the end after you tighten it down it's gonna skin up and will not let the nut back out. It's a good alternate to lock tight.
007rhino is offline  
post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 225
my front just did that, i used thread sealant and torqued to 130ftlbs.
the rear arent recommended that tight tho.
mx4life48 is offline  
post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 07:52 PM
Founding Ninja
 
JoeyD23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
Posts: 4,540
MIke, I use a 2" piece of fence post and put that on my 1/2" wrench and torque it with all 245lbs of me!!!!! I tighten the shit out of that bitch!!I have never had one come loose!!



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!




Follow the Underground on Twitter
http://twitter.com/UTVUnderground#/UTVUnderground
JoeyD23 is offline  
post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 07:57 PM
Wide F'n Open
 
ryanPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Buellton, CA
Posts: 431
Yep, tighten the heck out of them...... I seen the spec somewhere but I forget how much it was, something in the range of 200+ lbs I think....

TOAST NO MORE

Longest downtime record has been set!
ryanPSD is offline  
post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 08:03 PM
jws
Wide F'n Open
 
jws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ladera Ranch
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeyD23 View Post
MIke, I use a 2" piece of fence post and put that on my 1/2" wrench and torque it with all 245lbs of me!!!!! I tighten the shit out of that bitch!!I have never had one come loose!!

Yup I use Loctite on the threads, 1/2" Long Rachet and an old Harley thunderheader with 300lbs of Corn Fed White Boy

jws is offline  
post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 08:14 PM
Wide F'n Open
 
Powerplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: your moms house
Posts: 2,107
I lost a front one ..the nut was tore up...locktite here too...

Ninja police ????Y Hope you Got a Ninja warrant.... ...
Powerplay is offline  
post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 08:19 PM
RhinoTalk.net Site Sponsor
 
max powers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,988
I just use a new one everytime, i think once you break it loose, you fatige the outer ring, so a new nut, tighten it up tight and peen it, it should never come loose.

VictoryGardenshydro.com
WeedConnect.net,get connected
max powers is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha Rhino Forums - Yamaha UTV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IRS or straight axle rear? Fiveflat Off-Topic Discussions 0 08-20-2008 12:07 PM
Gorilla axle help! ryanPSD Yamaha Rhino Suspension Discussions 15 06-30-2008 05:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57