2009 Rear Axle Problem?
This is a quote from another list. This is the first I've heard of this. Probably a fluke.
On Saturday while trying to adjust the chain on a 2009 Wee with 2800 miles I could not get the nut to turn past 3/4 of a turn loose.
I tried to retighten and it would not do that either.
I rode it down to the dealer where I had purchased it and explained the situation. They could not get it to turn with out a very long breaker bar and working the nut back and forth, loose then tight then loose again to get the nut off. When it came off, the threads at the base of the axel against the swing arm were screwed up really bad. Now I have never had the nut off, no reason, and only loosened it for chain adjustments and always retorqued to 70 lbs with a beam type torque wrench. When they had gotten it off and replaced the axel and nut they torqued it to specs. When I got home I used my torque wrench to see if it was off but at 70 lbs it didn't even try to turn the nut so I'm feeling pretty sure I didn't over tighten by mistake previously. Even though they treated it as warranty I'm pretty concerned that this axel screwed up so easily from standard chain adjustment procedures. end quote