Nut release tips

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  1. skye

    skye New Member

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    so I need to adjust my chain as it's getting a bit slack to the point the bike is bucking in the wrong gear or playing catch up if I accelerate , trouble is who ever did it last must have been related to Hercules !!! As I can't for the life of me release the main wheel nut , any tips ?
     
  2. sps170373

    sps170373 Moderator
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    Soak with wd40 or plusgas first then try again if still tight try a spanner and a mallet to see if you can shock free
     
  3. skye

    skye New Member

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    Thanks I'll give it s go
     
  4. Gaffa22

    Gaffa22 Member

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    Long breaker bar, they are supposed to be fairly tight, when did it last have tyre's fitted ?
     
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  5. racman

    racman Active Member

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    rattle gun. job done
     
  6. bradt

    bradt Well-Known Member

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    Why not ride the bike to a bike tyre fitting company and bung them a few quid to undo it
     
  7. TheRamJam

    TheRamJam Active Member

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    breaker bar is you're best bet if its on there tight.

    Although to be honest if it was done up to the proper torque of 113nm then you should be able to crack it with a 1/2 drive ratchet and socket with not much hassle.
     
  8. bonjo

    bonjo Active Member

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    I had this problem cause by the last people who changed my rear tyre. The gorillas did not use a torque wrench and figures. I couldn't undo the nut. In the end I took it the same monkeys and got them to loosen it at the same time telling them off about being so brute!
    the used a metal tube to extend the leverage and got a heavy weight mechanic to sit on the bike while undoing the nut. If you do it yourself, get someone to site on the bike to stabilise it
     
  9. TheRamJam

    TheRamJam Active Member

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    I'd stop using that garage if I was you. Utter monkeys. Doing the axle up so tight can cause you're bearings to fail prematurely.
     
  10. Gaffa22

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    Yes indeed 113nm is not that tight bloody cowboys
     
  11. Jez

    Jez New Member

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    In theory the spacers should clamp up and put no load on the bearings, this is assuming it has all been designed and fitted right.
     

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