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Old 08-03-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
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Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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wheel spokes -how much nM? 500 EXC

Took my 2015 KTM 500 EXC 6 Days for it's first service.

I noticed they were tightening the spokes at 4nm.

When I pointed out that the manual says 6nm.

He said we do it at 4 here on all the bikes.
I said ok great but the manual says 6nm.
Doesn't the manual supersede everything.

He said sure & did them to 6nm.

I feel lost & confused.

It's not uncommon to find uniformed, poorly trained or complacent people in the service industry here.

Hence me being there the whole time while it was getting get serviced.

I had the manual propped open on the table as if I were testing the mechanics by referring to the manual.

I mean they're all obviously certified KTM mechanics but not very 'on top of things'.

They're the only KTM dealer/workshop in the area. There are other mechanics but I'd rather stick to the dealer.

So, suggestions?

I think I'll need a spokes torque wrench to tighten between rides, right? Suggestions?

Thanks gents.
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