Locked Rear Axle Nut (HELP!!!)
OK, so I bought my '09 in March, only 1600 miles. I had been assured by the dealership that everything had been gone over, all scheduled maintenance had been performed. Taking their word for it, I went on with riding, only performing daily checks. After a few thousand miles, my chain slack hit the outside of its tolerance. I went to adjust it and the axle nut was locked tight. I tried hitting it with deep penetrating lube several times with no luck. Upon further inspection, the right hand side of the axle nut was lined up at 2 1/2 lines while the left side was exactly at the third reference line. I have normal wear on my back tire, I would think that if I was out of alignment, I'd notice. Questions...
1. Is my axle f***ed?
2.Could there just be dirt locking the threads, or is it cross threaded? (Hit it with lube several times, had a 16" handle ratchet on it, hitting the end with a hammer. Wouldn't budge.)
3. Assuming there is a problem, do I take it back to the dealer I bought it from? Purchased as is, no warrenty. If they said they serviced everything prior to sale, wouldn't they notice a cocked rear axle (if that is the problem)? Otherwise, their work was shoddy enough that the axle slid, either way that nut was not at the 80 lbs. of torque suggested. If I'm gonna spend money on getting my chain slack adjusted (of the simplest of things), I'd rather not have it serviced by the same idiots that did it the last time (if they did it at all), but they're the only licensed Kawi mechanics around.
Either way, my rear axle seems to be torqued, and I need some help. Any suggestions?!?
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