Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Yes, loosen counterclockwise with 26 mm socket. A 1-1/16" (26.9875 mm) 6 point socket also works. I guess you already flattened back the bent washer behind sprocket. It's supposed to be tightened to 92 ft-lbs, but a lot of force is needed to break its original bond. I blocked the rear wheel with a padded length of 1-1/2" (38 mm) X 2-7/8" (73 mm) wood stud across the swingarm, and cracked the nut loose with an extension pipe on 1/2" drive breaker bar... I don't need the extension pipe anymore, now that its already been removed and torqued back to 92 ft-lbs. You'll need a very powerful impact wrench to loosen it but if you do, leave it in neutral. Use a torque wrench to re-tighten.
Last edited by invader; 03-21-2010 at 06:16 AM.