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So I am dangerously close to installing a set of STI C7 wheels with Interco radial Reptiles mounted on them. I asked the seller what I should torque the wheels to and he just told me that he's been doing this for 30 years and he does it by "feel".
I have an email in to STI but who knows when they are going to get back to me but I am wondering if any of you other guys that are running aluminum wheels on your Vikings have a torque spec that you have used.
Also, has anyone ran radial tires like this and what do you find to be a good tire pressure for you?
 

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Ive never used a torque wrench and have never had a wheel come off...I just "two grunt em" lol... I run Interco Swamplites (non radial) 10ish pounds)
 

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Ive never used a torque wrench and have never had a wheel come off...I just "two grunt em" lol... I run Interco Swamplites (non radial) 10ish pounds)
Ive been doing this stuff a long time and while ive never personally had a wheel come off I have seen many many wheels come off. Does anyone at least know the stock Yamaha wheel torque spec?
 

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It should be in the manual???


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Owners manual I meant.


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The manual lists the torque setting at 54 ft lbs. The torquing of the rims is a function of the stud not the rim type. Aftermarket wheel companies will always point you back to the machines specifications


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The manual lists the torque setting at 54 ft lbs. The torquing of the rims is a function of the stud not the rim type. Aftermarket wheel companies will always point you back to the machines specifications


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Thanks! Actually according to other sites it is very wheel dependent. I actually saw some Polaris specs that said something crazy like 37 ft lbs for Steel wheels and 90 ft lbs for aluminum. Since the Viking has pretty decent size studs I torqued them at 80 ft lbs and called it a day. If I can figure out a way to post pics on here I would.
 
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