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Old 08-27-2009, 05:27 PM   #89
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Originally Posted by blender
While we're on that subject....

When I recently did a rear tire change I torqued the rear axel nut to the F8 OM recommended value: 100Nm. I just checked the chain tension using my tool roll kit. With my ratchet wrench and 24mm socket I could *not* budge that nut. I ended up using my breaker bar to start it.

So, my question is, how would you handle this in the field with a standard ratchet or wrench as YetGS has? (Carrying a 2ft breaker bar seems like overkill.) Was I foolish to believe the MOM torque value? Should I torque the nut down to Guten-nuff standards and leave it at that?

Then again I could be overthinking the whole thing.
I had this exact problem on my XR650R once. (It didn't have a cotter pin either fwiw.) I stuck one of my tire irons through the wrench hole in the other end and used it as a breaker bar and stepped on it with my boot. No worries.

I have also used a rock as a hammer to beat on the end of a wrench to break a nut loose. My "friends" later said I should have used my head and we would have been done much more quickly.
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