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is there any reason why i cant get the damn nut off the countershaft? i used my ingersoll 1/2 impact: nothing, used a 2 foot breaker bar with an additional 2 1/2 foot pipe and three people holding my bike down (and a peice of wood in the rim): nothing. i dont understand why its that tight. :rant
 

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You could try hitting with some penetrating lubricant and letting it sit. I've come across some stubborn bolts that I've had to spray twice a day for 3-4 days to get them to break loose. Granted, that's usually on cars and trucks but...

Worst case scenario, take the heat to it.
 

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ive been doing alot of reading about it, its kinda hit or miss, some people say its a peice of cake, others say its a PITA. and mine just hapens to be the one held on with concrete for loctite
 

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You could try hitting with some penetrating lubricant and letting it sit. I've come across some stubborn bolts that I've had to spray twice a day for 3-4 days to get them to break loose. Granted, that's usually on cars and trucks but...

Worst case scenario, take the heat to it.
yeah, i was trying the good ol' pb blaster, and still got nothing. i heard that if i use heat, it could burn the seals? just dont wanna make matters worse
 

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R you spinning it the right way?
 

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its not reverse threaded....correct?
 

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use a propane torch so it has a small controllable flame. Just be careful with what you're doing and heat the nut, not the shaft. Should make it a lot easier to remove.
 

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just a thought....i do this when im working on the tanks at the base...and probably is the dumbest idea for the bike, but, what if you put on a breaker bar....get someone to hold the bike down and then jump on the bar? or at least stand on it and bounce.
 

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uh oh not another countershaft nut put on by the hulk...lol.... had this problem with mine.. i tried heat, 1/2 impact, 2ft,4ft breaker bar, pb blaster and so on. if you have a 3/4 or 1" impact gun that was the only way i got mine off.... or if you have a air hammer you can try to loosen it up that worked on my z400
 

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use a propane torch so it has a small controllable flame. Just be careful with what you're doing and heat the nut, not the shaft. Should make it a lot easier to remove.
gunna try on thurs when i can actually work on it again, hopefully i have better luck
 

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My IR impact hasn't had a problem with any of the ones I've removed.
-Cody
 

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Drive sprocket nuts get tighter over time due to heat, vibration and the countershaft spinning counterclockwise. The last one I did took 200 psi in the hose of a 1' drive impact wrench designed for heavy equipment repair.
 

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bet it would have had one with mine..
Bring it down to tx and we'll see :D

I've done at least 10 zx6s from 03 to my 09 and it's never took more than 2-3 seconds.
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Drive sprocket nuts get tighter over time due to heat, vibration and the countershaft spinning counterclockwise. The last one I did took 200 psi in the hose of a 1' drive impact wrench designed for heavy equipment repair.
could very well have been that my compressor sucks ass and i wasnt getting enough line pressure.
 

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Mine was extra tight as well. My father in law, the ex Snap-On salesman, had a 1/2 inch impact gun that made normal 1/2 inch impact guns look like cheap crap. Spun it right off.
 

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Another thing you can try that we've done at work when fighting retardedly tight lugnuts with the 1" impact.

While using the impact to try to loosen it, use a hammer to hit the side of the socket as close as you can to the nut. The extra shock will sometimes help break it free.
 
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