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Problems removing front sprocket . . ..

It's an '08 with 3,000 miles.
Always garage kept....no rust or grime.
I can't get the front sprocket off.
It's been soaking in PB Blaster for a day now.
Even using a 24' breaker bar.
Any tricks ? ? ? ?

It's not "opposite threaded" is it?
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Could be the cup washer.......http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...rocket+removal

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Thanks for thinking of that - I'm pretty sure I've got the flange tapped down flat. Maybe I need an impact wrench.
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Thanks for thinking of that - I'm pretty sure I've got the flange tapped down flat. Maybe I need an impact wrench.
mine would not come off with an impact wrench. had to use the breaker bar . Are you keeping the bike in neutral and blocking the rear wheel with woood or something to keep the rear wheel from moving ,You can also have someone press down the rear brake for you.
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Some guys have had a real heck of a time getting it off. I had mine done at the dealer. They charged $44.00 also cleaned and adjusted the chain. To me it was well worth it.

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I used a steel tube of about 1 meter to extend the socket wrench and some determination. To that, add someone to step on your rear brake. Not that big of a deal.....
Just watch out when the nut pops loose.

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Mine came off quickly with my impact wrench. I did not try any other way.

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Thanks for the feedback.
I'm gunna try an extension on my breaker bar.
If that fails I'll ride it over to a buddy's that has an impact wrench.

Someone's gunna win . . . . either me of the bike
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I want to add make sure the bike's in neutral as the transmission was not intended to carry the load that my KLR need to break the nut free and my Versys was no better. I ended up using a 1/2" impact wrench on both.

The breaker bar was good for a laugh as all we did was crank the bike around the shop. Me heaving on the bar for all I was worth and my bud on the rear brake with his light weight 250 pound foot! The impact zapped it off in a second.

BTW once you break it free the first time it is never the monster job again. I reuse the washer twice then replace as it's not a high cost part and is good for peace of mind.

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The first time I used an impact wrench for trucks, the nut is too tight

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Nut tends to be bonded on after initial assembly, but not from being overtorque. You can feel the bond break sharply when first loosened with breaker bar and 1-1/16" (26.9825mm) 6-point socket... I got mine off with 1/2" drive breaker bar right away with a sharp "PANG!" I used a wood stud in the wheel across swingarm, well padded to avoid denting the swingarm's thin aluminum wall.

Retighten nut to 92 ft-lbs.
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