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Old 07-09-2018, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm having issues trying to replace my chain and sprockets. The front sprocket nut won't bust loose and I've tried everything I can think of short of heat (for fear of the rubber seal behind it) and the bitch won't budge. I've watched numerous videos looking for tricks to pop it loose to no avail. Y'all have any recommendations on anything that can help?
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:12 PM   #2
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I made the mistake of breaking my chain before trying it, but what worked for me was take the rear wheel off, and wrap the chain around the front sprocket and wrap it around a bar through the swing arm. Comes right off easily. I know I can't explain very well, maybe do a little more research and find a video that does what I'm trying to say haha.
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Chain on or off? On-put bike in gear, either have a buddy stand on the brake or put a 2x4 through the spoke of the wheel (using the swing arm as a stop). Assuming you already removed the stop plate, Use a long breaker bar and bust it loose (80#lb would be in the mid range of torque required.)
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Chain is on. And uhh.. stop plate??
The buddy on the brake method didn't help, rear wheel kept spinning when I was leaning on the cheater bar
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There should be a washer and a bolt on top of the sprocket. Sounds like your rear brake is worn out. Try a 2x4, guaranteed the wheel won’t turn. Or, old trick, since your replacing them, same scenario but jamb a bolt in the tooth of the sprocket where the chain is about to catch the sprocket and try again.
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There was a bolt that was in the middle of sprocket that I took out already. Is that what you're referring to?
And the pads had some good meat left on em. They look almost new
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The brake did no justice for me either. Take the rear wheel off. And stick a screw driver or something through the chain to brace it against a bar pushed through the swing arm. It will come right off, without using a breaker bar.

I did some searching for you, and found a guy that did a video on what I'm talking about. Try it, you'll love it. https://youtu.be/8RjZwa1mKoY

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I always used the 2x4 through the rear rim method.
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I always used the 2x4 through the rear rim method.
I'll remember this for the next time. I resorted to this because I had broken my chain already And I couldn't safely get it to stay on the sprockets securely enough to do any good.
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After 4 days of fighting it.. I finally got it off and everything replaced! I used the 2x4 method with my buddy sitting on the bike depressing both brakes. With some good leaning on 3ft of breaker bar she finally gave way. Now just waiting on this rain to go away so I can get my 2 wheel therapy!
Thanks for the input guys!
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