Originally Posted by jdrocks
the nut is on there with at least 300# from the factory. use an inch impact socket rather than metric for a better fit, you can easily split a regular socket with that kind of torque. the easiest way to break the nut loose is with a HD impact, or if that doesn't work, lock the sprocket with a piece of small diameter schedule 40 pipe nipple placed against a sprocket tooth and the swingarm, then use a breaker bar.
the trans should NOT be in gear.
awesome, sounds like I'm in for a treat this weekend. Maybe I'll get lucky. I don't have an impact gun at my house, so I'll either have to go to my parent's or use my 1/2" breaker bar with a cheater on it. The guidance on not being in gear is likely very valuable. I could see someone ruining their trans with those kind of forces. Luckily the trans is super easy to replace with this bike, another huge selling point for me.
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