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Old 02-01-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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removal of sprocket problem

I am removing, or trying to, the countershaft sprocket on my DRZ400. The lock washer was slighlty mangled so I used a drift to flatten it and then used a grinder to thin it down.

With the bike in gear and the rear brake locked on I tried a socket wrench with pipe extender to lossen the nut. No joy, so I had a crisis of confidence. Is it leftie loosy on these nuts or is it the opposite?

OK brains trust, which one is it ? are there any other tricks I can use to ease its removal?
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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Yep Lefty Loosy = anti-clockwise

They can be quite tight
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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Try a rattle gun if you have one. They are great for breaking tight fittings loose.
If you have 1/2 " drive sockets, an impact driver can work too.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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Thanks

I forgot that one about the impact driver 1/2 inch drive. I am off to the shed to give it a go.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:03 PM   #5
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The PO may have high strength loctited the nut and splines. A good idea as they can come loose. Maybe try some heat.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:20 PM   #6
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I just changed mine from 15 to 14 for a ride and it just about fell off
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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it just about fell off
Common problem heaps of info at thumpertalk. Need to do up to the right torque and use high strength loctite on splines and nut. Locking tab does essentially nothing.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #8
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success

I finally got it off.

I tried the impacte driver and no joy. It might have lossened it a bit though.

Then I stuck a small piece of wood through the rear spokes on top of the swinging arm ( nipple area), locked on th e front brake, engaged first gear, added pipe to socket wrench handle and it let go.

I will need to search some more for the Loctite for the splines. I know it is somewhere! And I will need to get some spare lock washers.

OK tomorrow I am going for a ride to check out my wide ratio gears on the DRZ400.
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