It's the usual lefty-loosy, righty-tighty. Use a 6-point socket and put some muscle into it
My dad is over and we are trying to adjust the chain, but the back nut is frozen on. Any hints? It is left to loosen, correct?
It looks like there is a black metal ring around the bolt inside the nut.?
dont just put a bunch of muscle into it. on my TW the nut dont have much to grab onto and you dont want to round it off. DONT USE A ADJUSTABLE WRENCH! if its that tight use some WD40 and wait for it to come free.
Thank you guys!
What a crappy day, my dad is good guy but he was worried about breaking something so we didn't adjust the chain or change the oil. It is good that we didn't snap anything. The bike is a 2007 and I don't think the oil has been changed once, and the chain has at least 4 inches of slack! We used some WD40 and lightly bumped/hammered (using the dog bone wrench in the bike kit) the two bolt and both wouldn't nudge.
Cleaning the oil filter was a snap.
So I am going to take it to the dealer. I am just bummed that the scheduled manly afternoon was a washout.
Anyone know a good place in Baltimore? I have read horror stories about Pete's.
Let the WD soak in. Apply it a couple times a day for a couple days and try again. Use the correct tools (NOT the dog bone wrench) and you can put muscle into it (I'll repeat, 6-point sockets). It's been in that same position for quite some time if you have 4 inches of slack and will take some work to break it loose.
If you don't mind spending the money, take it to the dealer. But I'd recommend getting the proper tools and doing it yourself. Why? Because you will need a new chain by the sounds of it and therefore new sprockets as well. Changing that stuff out yourself gives you a better understanding of your bike and how it works.
Don't bum out; give it the WD-40 or equal, take it to your friendly tire shop and have them get on it with a pneumatic metric wrench. Loosen it down to where you can take over. Go home and finish it.
Sounds pretty bad- any chance there is a piece of cott6er- pin in it or some such?
Might have an extra axle. ---GB
I use a 1/2" impact wrench every time. Super easy and makes adjusting the chain a 2 minute job. I picked mine up at autozone for around $60.
'13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
'07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
'86 BW80 farkled to size
'10 TW200 you will be missed
Is there a cotter pin or parts thereof in the axle hole?
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.
Agreed on the checking for a chunk of cotter pin binding the castle nut.
Also, WD40 is an awful substitute for penetrating oil like PB Blaster