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When I rebuilt the axle bearings and brakes on my recon the other day I put the castle nut on the axle back where I found it which is finger tight but when I shake the back of the rear there's a little bit of play between the hub and the spline of the axle which to me seems like it would cause premature wear.

Do you usually put them fairly tight when you do yours?
 

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Your right a loose hub can cause hub and axle spline wear, if the spines look good ,id tighten them to the right torq , and check them often , jmo and a good rule of thumb to check them often, I'm not sure the torq rating is for your machine, but on 300s rear hub spline issues seem to happen often.... We could advise better if you can post a pic of the hub and axle splines :)
 
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They are the ones you saw in the today thread. Perfect shape. When i removed the castle nut it was finger tight and the splines werent worn, but that didn't seem right. I'll torque it on well. Thanks :)
 

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Your welcome! Good deal on no spline wear! Do you have the shop manual on your machine , speaking of, lol what kinda honda machine is it..... Have a little bit of old timers today haha.....
 

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I did the same thing with my recon last week I just bought a socket and just tried my best to tighten it


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I usually crank them very very tight. I never could find a specific torque for them. So on my 400ex i use a 1/2 drive with a break bar as an extension and i turn atleast 1/4 a turn further then i can get it with the ratchet alone. And i use a hair pin style cotter instead of the type you have to bend and break everytime you need to move them. My .02
 
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