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While working on my buddies 2000 1500se, I noticed that the stem bearing nut that goes on top of the fork bridge was only finger tight. I also found out a month ago that my 99 SE's top nut was only finger tight. I torqued both to 72 ft lbs as required. Has anyone else noticed these nuts backing off?
 

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I have a 99 SE triked, and even with someone installing a rake kit, mine was finger tight as well. I put a new tab washer on, and it CAN"T back off now. My forks would "clunk" a tad, with the front wheel off the ground, and that'a why I checked it. . jimsjinx
 

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When I had my 1500 in the shop a while back, the mechanic there told me that the top bearing nut was loose about "1 turn".

He said he replaced the lock tab washer and staked it. It should stay now.
 

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The nut referred to on top of the fork bridge doesn't have the lock tab washer. That is under the fork bridge.
 

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I thought that was what he was talkin' about. My bad. jimsjinx
 
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