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Hi, I'm new here.
8 Years riding.

october 2010.
sideswapped my 2008 z1000 into few parked cars
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Sudden rear axle play gave free motion to rear wheel to move to the right (on the brake side) when I braked hard before entering the corner.
That "snap"caused rear brakes to lockup because wheel was not alligned with rear caliper direction anymore, leaving nice round skidmark on tire too.
- leaving $15k damage to parked cars, sending me 40 ft. ahead under parked car...

Hope nobody had this issue, but if anyone did, please let me know. There could be a potential for a class action against manufacturer.

Check out photos of my white Z1000.

Ride safely, Ken
 

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very scary. with all the low torque of my 2010 i've often had thoughts about the strength of the rear axle. hope you're ok.:eek::eek::eek:
 

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omg that was shocking reading tht like was just said thts last thing to go rong in my mind think im gona make some stainless steel one as my bike is turboed and not finished yet min aint but gona do it any way now its in back of my mind hop yr ok make u getting another zed ?
 

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:confused:i'm with notabiker somethings not right in the kool aid. maybe loose pinch bolt? just did some looking and see the 08 uses a slide adjuster, axle bolt may have been loose or the slide adjuster bolt was loose.
 

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WOW, my manual says torque that axle nut to 93.7 foot pounds. That is allot and I bet most don't look it up. I find going over mine with a torque wrench from time to time ie; chain adjustments, tire changes etc. gives me peace of mind anyway. No need to over tighten anything just go by the book.
Stainless steel sounds great but even though it has a higher tensile strength its shear strength might be less. Maybe a good thing to check out first for an axle.
 
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