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    One thing that I have heard very little about is the need to put a pin in the rotor to stop the wheel from turning when taking off and putting on the wheel nuts. What are you all using as a pin? Am I incorrect or is there another method?

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    Watch this video, minute 11:11


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    Default Interesting....🤔

    Never have and have not heard this mentioned anywhere. Guess it would help line up the wheel and the lug bolts but never been much of a problem and that putting a pin in the rotor would be if you don't remember to remove it.....I will continue my way....
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    Not sure if I was clear enough. How do you keep the wheel and rotor from spinning while tightening the wheel nut to 220 ft/lbs.

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    You can see the fixation of the wheel in the video at minute 11:11. Just watch it.

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    Sir, I did watch the video, twice. It doesn’t show how to stop wheel and rotor from turning while tightening to torque spec.

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    Use an Allen Wrench as stated in the manual on page 95 to put through the hole for wheel removal. Lots of good information on the owners manual.

    3. Turn the handlebar and lock the
    wheel hub with a locking device
    (such as a long Allen key or a tempered
    steel rod).
    _______________

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    Quote Originally Posted by poconoscooter1 View Post
    Sir, I did watch the video, twice. It doesn’t show how to stop wheel and rotor from turning while tightening to torque spec.
    At the 11:10 mark of the video.

    On the inside side of the wheel there are two holes that line up with a notch in the hub. You have to insert a shat of some sort through the notch and the holes to keep everything from rotating while the nut is being torques on or off.
    In the video, they used what looks like an allen wrench.

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    Thank you for this information.

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    Hi poconoscooter ref rotor pin I cut a long drift round bar or a long Allen key which just fit n to and through the hole (in handbook ) the snug fit the better. Regards Nico 75

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    Thank you Nico! The video confused me as I saw the rotor moving with the pin in. I now understand how it works. I will take your advise and will probably use a drift or round bar.

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    Might be able to accomplish the same thing by torquing with the bike on the ground, it may still spin though cranking that thing down to 221 ft. lbs.

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