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    '96 R1100GS Any problems with rear hub Lug Bolts

    I'm interested in knowing if anyone else has had the rear lug bolts back out. Probably should have checked more often but I had a couple back out on me. I changed the wheel with just the tool kit (I don't carry a torque wrench) and felt that they were tight but a thousand miles later .... Anyone else have an issue?

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    With the four lug setup vs.the five on later models, there is a bigger chance of them becoming loose without torqued values.
    105 Nm is a really big oomph for the onboard toolkit to provide. An emergency is fine, but you need to recheck often.

    And yes, on a 1100R, had a wobbly wheel early in my BMW riding transition from other brands with an axle after a tire change and hand tightening

    And do not add Loctite to threads!
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    Loose bolts

    Had same problem with my 94 R1100RS mainly because sometimes I am a idiot. I took wheel bolts off with battery impact wrench and after I replaced wheel I used something but not impact wrench. I later retightened bolts in parking lot of local sams club ( usually cheapest premium gas) with tools from on bike tool kit ( Cruz ) will use new torque wrench to properly torque bolts when I replace tires next spring.
    Edit: read sentence in Steve’s post before the bang head guessing that’s what I did they were very loose, on the bright side I got plastic hubcap thing on tight so I did not lose anything

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    And DON'T lube them. They are to be installed DRY.
    Lubing them has led to overtorqing and stretching/breaking.
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    Check those bolts (and consider a torque wrench)

    Well, after changing the wheel with the supplied tools (and not checking or re-torquing them) can result in dire consequences.

    Such as this image:

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    And if you must know, it didn't end well.

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    Sure looks like an exit on Mopac in Austin


    That wasn't you was it as that looks like an 1100?
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