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post #21 of 184 Old 01-02-2013, 11:19 AM
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Now you all have me scared.

When I take mine off soon for a tire change I'll be soaking the nut in penetrating oil for a couple of days and then heating it really well with a torch before turning. That combo might help.

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post #22 of 184 Old 01-02-2013, 11:54 AM
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The problem is galling, cold pressure micro welds. If it is galled, the nut needs to be cut off. Oil and heat won't make a difference. Chances are it's fine. Just take the nut off normally and apply anti seize to prevent future problems.

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post #23 of 184 Old 01-02-2013, 12:11 PM
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I also just noticed he's getting 12 dollars for a 1-2$ nut... Don't you guys have hardware stores around?
I was thinking the same...plus they have a $20 minimum.

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post #24 of 184 Old 04-21-2013, 09:39 PM
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I bought a holeshot nut anyway and I'm glad I did. Its been on for about 1500 miles and hasn't moved. I don't have a problem paying a little for something that has been thought out. Once you get the original one off its obvious how flimsy it is. Plus it sounds like a small business and they had great service. So why not.
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Had not heard of this issue before, but when I met another Strommer on a ride, he told me about it happening to him. Bought some anti-seize on the way home and applied it.
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I also just noticed he's getting 12 dollars for a 1-2$ nut... Don't you guys have hardware stores around?
A stainless nut of that size will be more than $1-2 if you can find one at the Depot. Do try shopping locally, just make sure it is stainless.
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One solution is to use anti seize on the threads to prevent galling and to lower the torque to 55-60 lb-ft to allow for the lubrication effect. I have yet to hear of a single problem after doing it.
I refuse to us GLEE to describe my bike..thats DUMMM
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I refuse to us GLEE to describe my bike..thats DUMMM
You're not alone.

separate subforum for 2012+ Wee?
http://www.stromtrooper.com/off-topi...ally-glee.html

Meanwhile, that's twice you said the same thing as a response to my sig. If you want to discuss it, use one of the above threads rather than take other threads off topic.

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aww crap

So when I adjusted my chain the other day just prior to 600 mile service, I had not read through these forums on the rear axle nut. Being relatively new to the mechanical world, I did put anti sieze on the axle but still torqued it to the 72 ft/lb spec.

have I just ruined my axle?

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Probably not. Loosen and re-tighten to check.

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