Below are the torque specs for motorcycles in the 2021 BMW R nineT range, including (below are links to the main maintenance schedules for each motorcycle)
- The 2021 BMW R nineT
- The 2021 BMW R nineT Scrambler
- The 2021 BMW R nineT Urban G/S
- The 2021 BMW R nineT Pure
This is about maintenance torque, not the peak torque of the motor.
Here they are — 2021+ BMW R nine T Torque specs.
See also — 2017 BMW R nineT torque specs, for the full range of BMW R nineT motorcycles in 2017-2020.
|Motorcycle part (BMW R nineT, all models, 2021+)||Torque (Nm)||Torque (ft-lb)|
|Front brake caliper bolts||38||28|
|Clamping bolts in axle mount (tighten the screws 6 times, alternating between them)||19||14|
|Screw in quick-release axle||50||37|
|Rear wheel on wheel carrier (tighten crosswise)||60||44|
|Mirror arm on adapter||22||16|
|Mirror adapter to clamping block||25||18|
|Mirror on spacer sleeve||3||2|
|Headlight on bracket||19||14|
|Front wheel cover on fork||5||4|
|Footrest system on rear frame||19||14|
|Passenger seat frame on luggage frame||8||6|
|Retaining bridge on rear frame||8||6|
|Clamp on silencer (exhaust) pipe and exhaust manifold||28||21|
|Silencer on passenger frame||19||14|
|Bracket for silencer on rear frame||19||14|
|Silencer on bracket||10||7|
When to use these BMW R nineT torque specs
Use these torque specs at your periodic service ever 10,000 km/6000 miles.
The BMW R nineT has a large-cylinder boxer twin. It’s quite a shaky motorcycle. Like many other big twins, bolts come loose and sometimes get lost.
Part of the recommended periodic checks for the R nineT including checking torques — check them against the above list.
What you need to keep the BMW R nineT within torque
You can either use your “gut feeling” to torque down bolts, or you can use a variety of torque wrenches.
Whether you use metric or imperial, you’re going to need two primary torque wrenches to keep the BMW R nineT within torque spec.
- Tekton small torque wrench with 1/4 inch driver (2.2-22.2 Nm / 1.7-16.7 ft-lb) — note that the ft-lb scale on this is in inch-lb
- Tekton medium torque wrench with 1/2 inch driver (13.6-203.5 Nm / 10-150 ft-lb)
Both those products are usually $35-40 on Amazon and are very well-priced and high quality.
Reference for torque specs for the BMW R nineT
The above torque specs came from the manual for the BMW R nineT 2021.
You can download the full manual from BMW Motorrad here.