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Damn that 36mm nut is tight from the factory, granted I used a 3/8" drive ratchet to 1/2 " for the socket, it bent the ratchet using a cheater bar. And every time I went to tighten up the adjustment screws and finally torque down the 36mm nut either the left or right side would go out of adjustment slightly, my '12 V-Strom was never that difficult.
 

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I guess something can be said about having the right tools. I had zero problems adjusting mine the first and second times.
 

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Don't use a 3/8 ratchet for that high of torque, unless you like breaking them.
Use a breaker bar or a good quality 1/2 ratchet.
I also had no problem with mine, although I agree, it was on there very tight from factory.
 

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Tight, but not impossible for an 8" crescent wrench and a snipe made from an old bicycle seat post. Checked with a torque wrench - within a couple of Nm.

Proved the road kit can tighten the chain or get the rear wheel off - essential for touring.
 

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Put my big Crescent on it and it easily loosened. Will be travelling with a much smaller version so I hope it will work.
 
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