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post #1 of 22 Old 09-07-2013, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Front sprocket nut

So far I've tried to heat it with a soldering gun, used a 1-1/4 socket with a break bar with a pipe over it. It looks like the head of the break bar is going to let loose with much more force. Do I have to do anything with that funky bent up washer under the nut? I've got it soaking with PB Blaster penetrating oil right now. Going to give it about an hour or so.

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-07-2013, 11:46 AM
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You need to flatten the washer out with a punch before the nut will turn.
It helps if the chain is still on to hold the sprocket.

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Thanks for that T-Vill. Keep any other suggestions coming.

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Impact wrench and someone to stand on the rear brake. I bought an inexpensive impact wrench from Harbor Freight a year ago for these types of car/motorcycle repairs, and it has been a great investment. Rat-tat-tat-tat for about 10 seconds, then whrrrrrrr when the nut comes loose.

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GOT IT!!! After flattening the washer it still wouldn't come off. I blocked the rear spokes and slid out the pipe and really laid into it. It came off with a Pow. I think it was a combination of light corrosion on the shaft and my mechanic over-torqing. I wonder if it's a candidate for anti-sieze at about 80 ft-lb ? I'm guessing it took 300ft-lb to get off.

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The spec is for blue Loctite and 105lb-ft. I don't agree. The DL1000 uses the same nut, no locking washer and has more power but the spec is 83lb-ft. I would let the bent washer handle the locking and torque to 83lb-ft.

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Agreed. But do you think anti-seize is over kill? There was a little white powdery corrosion on the shaft threads.

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I wouldn't use anti seize there. The parts are hardened steel and will not gall. If anything, I'd use blue Loctite.

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Loctite makes a white powdery residue when you remove the nut.
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I wouldn't use anti seize there. The parts are hardened steel and will not gall. If anything, I'd use blue or maybe even red Loctite.
I managed to destroy the threads on mine tonight, now I need a new nut and to figure out how to replace the shaft. Not the best picture but I'm tired. I had to stand on my breaker bar to remove the nut, it fought me the whole way off.

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