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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-15-2018, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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One Handed Rear Wheel Nut Removal

Hi all, just wanted to share how I remove my rear wheel now after dealing with exceptionally stuck nuts on a couple of occasions: https://streamable.com/pgq89

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I use a 68:1 toque multipler which I got from a generic tool supplier for about $55. These are normally used for removing lug nuts off of semi trucks/lorries and can also be found online pretty easily. It came with 4, 1" drive sockets, one of which I cut down and had welded into a rear socket tool so the overall length would allow me to use the reaction arm against the wheel.
I also cut a piece of scrap hardwood to follow the curvature of the wheel so the reaction arm could apply its force across a larger area and wouldn't mar the surface.

In the video I torque the rear nut to approximately 240nm, set up the tool, and loosen the nut with no drama.

Prior to making this tool, I had a stuck nut with an 8' (2.5m) cheater bar and was struggling to keep the rear wheel from slipping and the socket from slipping, which both did. With the tool it came off with one hand. Made up another socket for Ducati nuts too.

I highly recommend this for anyone trying to save their back for old age.
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This is faster......I use Never Seez .......
Takes longer to put the socket on the air wrench than remove the nut ~2 seconds

The problem remains with the tapers on the nut and socket they want to cam away from
each other unless you end load them

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How did it go after the wheel nut has been stuck on for a while? Mine is totally stuck! 3 guys at the track with a 2m cheat bar couldn’t budge it! Thy said they didn’t want to force it and damage my fairing.
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@falzon75: Two things, first were you rotating the nut clockwise to remove? Second, using a pneumatic impact wrench provides many hammer blows to the nut breaking any corrosive bond over time.

The same thing can be accomplished with a breaker bar, but you have to apply the load and hold the lod applied for a length of time until the bond breaks.

Most of these "My Nut Won't Come Off" situations are caused by minor galvanic corrosion on the wheel nut threads.

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the wheel was off 3 weeks ago and had a tire fitted, need a new rear tire due to 3 track days, and its stuck on now, i tried, the mechanic tired and snapped my half inch breaker bar head, stanley tools 🤬
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and the threads were lubed up.
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and the threads were lubed up.

With what?

Galvanic corrosion takes minutes to do its evil deed. I have removed difficult nuts to find a three thread, one-eighth inch patch of corrosion holding it tight.

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