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Pb blaster or other chem to help loosen fasteners. Keep going at it. Impact wrench is best for this, but persistence is also key to success. Imagine the difficulty I had when I tried the same thing with no chain on!


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It took me about a dozen cycles of heat and PB blaster because my impact gun was rubbish. Two extra feet of cheater pipe was also required on my 15" breaker bar and I was standing on said pipe. Why they torque the things so tight when there is a lock washer, I don't know...
 

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Have you given it at least a day? Try putting constant tension (ratchet strap works) on a wrench on the nut, soak with pb blaster, rap with hammer every 30 minutes or so. Tighten strap as necessary. Have patience and persistence. Don't give up.


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Did you unbend the lock washer?
Hahahahaha!!! Great question!!! Not knocking OP, but I wouldn't be surprised since he's new at the wrenching it seems. I mean no offense, just stating observation (tho might be mistaken)


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I hate to admit it, but when I changed my sprockets I had my nephew helping me and forgot to unbend that washer first. He's one strong SOB and just muscled that sucka off before I had the chance to check it first. LOL

The washer is soft enough that if you're really strong and have enough leverage, then that washer won't be able to slow ya down much.

BTW, My nephew is a "able bodied seaman" if that gives ya an idea of his strength. :icon_biggrin: And a great kid too. ;)
 

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I did it by the book and unbent the lock washer. Got a guy with a massive impact driver gonna try his luck.

Also this morning the clutch cable snapped :D
Oh nooooooo!!!! :p


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Well the good news is it's all done, clutch cable replaced as well as sprockets and chain. Bike feels SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH BETTER!

Even replaced a broken turnsignal while I was at it ;)

While I am here I need to ask if it is bad to intentionally adjust my clutch to engage really close to the grips(too much play)? The clutch isn't slipping and I do prefer it so I can shift faster/more smoothly.
 
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