So I spent yesterday on the couch alternating ice packs and a heat pad. My axle bolt didn't agree with me that it should loosen up so I can adjust the chain. I didn't have the right leverage when I tried. Needless to say I've been the butt of many jokes with the rest of the crew at the office.
Anybody else have to channel supernatural power or call the Terminator out to dislodge the axle nut for the first time ? Any tips ? I would _really_ hate to take my V to the dealer for this.
Yes, lefty-loosey. Yes cotter pin was out. The problem is when I turn it, it turns the whole axle bolt so I had to have another 22mm wrench on the other side of the wheel whilst trying to work the axle bolt loose and I had poor leverage so I was using my back instead of my arms. I am still too sore to ride - this sucks!
Anyway, I am going to stop by Harbor Freight this afternoon and grab some much-needed tools - breaker bar and some large sockets.
Honestly I think it was overtightened at the factory, or they used locktite or something on the axle bolt.
On the sockets get the 6 sided black impact sockets.
Also you can pick up 1/2 impact gun for about $12.00 and a compressor for $60.00, less on sale. If you ever want to change your front sprocket for a 16tooth or change chain & sprockets-even a breaker bar might not be enough.
HF also have paddock stands, bobbins/sliders etc. For about $150.00 you can get nearly everything you'll ever need for the V or any bike.
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