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Rear Hub Nut Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:07 pm
by Tim
Somehow I've manged to damage the first two threads on one of the rear half shafts. Am I correct in thinking that the thread is 7/8" UNF - 14 threads per inch?

And if so that this will be the correct die nut?

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:03 am
by stuartb
You are correct with the thread size.
As for the Die nut you would be better with a split die like - ... -4772.html

As you can adjust the die to a bigger size for easier starting and the first pass, on the down side you would have to buy a suitable holder for it.

Another answer is a thread file like - ... Swxp9W7EYL

I have also rescued damaged threads with careful use of a hacksaw blade and a triangular file.

Good Luck

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:10 pm
by Tim
Thanks Stuart, that's really helpful.

Hub Nut Torque Setting

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:49 pm
by Tim
I've got the hub nut on now after cleaning the thread of the half shaft up with a die nut but cannot find a torque setting for it.
Any clues as to what I should be tightening it up to?

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:33 pm
by ksherlock
The Tiger manual says 125 lb.ft for the hub nut.