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post #1 of 31 Old 04-14-2007, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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Front sprocket nut removal?

What length shaft do you need on a socket wrench to generate enough torque to get this stupid engine sprocket nut off?

This is standard threaded, not reverse right?

So far no luck getting it to budge. Going to the hardware store for an extension I guess.
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You need to use an impact gun on it...

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It is a standard thread. I would imagine you need at least a 3ft cheater. I just used an impact and it zoomed right off.


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18" x 1/2" drive breakover works fine for me. You still have to put some bacon on the end of it though.
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I had to run a ratchet strap around my rear tire connected to my suspension linkage and torque the strap down tight enough to where my rear wheel wouldn't move and use a 1/2 in breaker bar. Successful on two bikes now, it works damn good and I couldn't do it any other way. Or a good impact gun but I had a harbor freight model and it wouldn't budge it!
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better have a good impact I had to put the big one on it and it didnt like it
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My buddy borrowed a 1" impact wrench from his freind the truck mechanic. Then he cranked his air up to 170#. Put the socket on the sprocket, pulled the trigger and launched the bike through the drywall and broke several boards on the garage siding. Moral of the story: stick a board or something across the swingarm and through the back wheel.
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Try putting your foot or having someone aply the rear brake with the chain still on.
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Originally Posted by ZX10Rip
Try putting your foot or having someone apply the rear brake with the chain still on.
yup most deffinately leave the chain intact before ya crack it loose.


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if an impacter doesnt work then use a large 2 foot or so breaker bar and I have done this a few times but with the bike on the stand or the kickstand put it in gear roll the bike forwards until the gear stops it (this is so that theres no slack in the chain) and hold the rear brake at the same time and just crank on it, ya need some muscle to do this but it will sometimes work better than sitting there with an impactor or torching the nut to break it loose.
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