Counter sprocket/ nut?

3 replies to this topic
  • 2012 450 xc-w

Posted June 30, 2007 - 05:22 AM


having difficulty breaking the nut loose with just the brake. Anyone see any problem with using an impact to loosen the nut?

  • 642MX

Posted June 30, 2007 - 06:01 AM


An impact will work fine. Thats what I always use. :thumbsup:

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  • warrior86

Posted June 30, 2007 - 06:44 AM


i have always found that a long1/2 inch ratchet and hittin it with a mallet was always a good way to break things loose without rippin my hand up.:thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted June 30, 2007 - 07:35 AM


An impact is fine, BUT, don't put the transmission in gear when you use it. Just hold the wheel if you still have the chain on, or grab the sprocket with a rag and a big pair of pliers.

Using the engine to hold the sprocket puts a lot of unnecessary abuse on the trans and primary gears, and they get enough of that from you already. :thumbsup:

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