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What Gregg said.

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Hi Anonymous, rear axel nut torque is 65 ft lbs. but if you have a spoked wheel you could have broken, missing or loose spokes. Take it to your local dealer or reputable shop and they can fix you up. Not many people out there that know how to relace and true a spoked wheel. WARNING!!!!! do not attempt to retighten spokes your self you will end up with an egg gauranteed. Good luck

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