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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 10:33 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Rear Sprocket Removal: Can't get my nuts off

It appears the previous owner of my '94 900SS had a paranoiac fear of randomly losing the rear sprocket while he tooled along as they were installed via the combined application of Loctite and an impact wrench, or so it seems.

When one also considers that most of the mounting hardware on these bikes was hand-formed from formaggio marcio, the end result is a rapidly rounded hex, even under the careful application of a six-sided socket and copius quantities of PB Blaster.

Despite my best ministrations of torch, vice-grips and chisel I still have three to go and no riding time on the horizon until they're off.

Anybody have a new favorite tool or method for de-slagging the studs on the sprocket carrier of the remnants of the OE nuts?

Otherwise anybody have a spare sprocket carrier off an OE Brembo rear wheel they wanna sell cheap?

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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 11:02 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Twist sockets work excellent for rounded nuts. If they're reverse threads however, these won't work.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10...d=twist+socket

Also, pipe wrenches work great if you can fit one on em.
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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 11:28 pm   #3 (permalink)
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A nut splitter will also work.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2010, 7:16 am   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I forgot about nut splitters - think I have one hibernating in a dark corner of my tool box. We'll give that a shot, else trek to Sears for a set of those sockets.

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Old Jun 22nd, 2010, 7:54 am   #5 (permalink)
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Twist sockets work excellent for rounded nuts. If they're reverse threads however, these won't work.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10...d=twist+socket

Also, pipe wrenches work great if you can fit one on em.
I used the twist type sockets on my kickstand bolt. It worked great!
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Old Jun 23rd, 2010, 2:21 pm   #6 (permalink)
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NUts to loosen

Heat Valve Spray from you friendly Goodwrench parts counter works pretty good also..
I would also recomend heat as that will break the Locktite so you can remove...and remember to order the parts you need ASAP!!
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